How To Make The Best Vegan Hazelnut Nutella

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This Vegan Hazelnut Nutella is delicious, full of flavour and ready in 30 minutes! It’s made with just 5 simple ingredients, and is without a doubt a much healthier alternative than regular shop-bought chocolate spreads! 

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How To Make The Best Vegan Hazelnut Nutella
How To Make The Best Vegan Hazelnut Nutella

Vegan Hazelnut Nutella Recipe

I don’t think we’re fully allowed to use the word Nutella. After all, it is a separate brand name on its own, yet, it is what everyone has come to know and use as a chocolate spread for their afternoon guilty pleasures or a quick and easy breakfast.

However, this chocolate spread (I’ll go with that one, but you all know what I secretly mean), and all you need is a few ingredients you probably already have in your cabinet ready to use. So if you have hazelnuts, vanilla extract, 70-80% dairy-free chocolate, salt and maple syrup, then you’re officially good to go!

This recipe is loaded with amazing chocolate and hazelnut flavour, and it was honestly impossible to stay away from the fridge for days after making this! So whether you’re looking for a healthy alternative for your chocolate breakfast, either for pancakes or oats, then scroll on, this recipe won’t disappoint!

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Ingredients For Vegan Hazelnut Nutella

  • Hazelnuts
  • Vanilla extract
  • Dark chocolate

  • Salt
  • Maple syrup
 
How To Make The Best Vegan Hazelnut Nutella
How To Make The Best Vegan Hazelnut Nutella

What type of chocolate is best to use?

I prefer to use 70-80% chocolate, but some prefer lower percentages when it comes to dark chocolate. I’d say, go with your gut on this one! If you like a little more bitter chocolate that gets perfectly balanced out with the other ingredients in this recipe, then you don’t need to worry about a bitter result. This recipe is balanced between bitter and sweet, and truly taste like Nutella.

How To Make The Best Vegan Hazelnut Nutella
How To Make The Best Vegan Hazelnut Nutella

Instructions For Vegan Hazelnut Nutella

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c. Line a baking tray with baking paper and add the hazelnuts to it. Place in the oven for 12-15 minutes to roast them, they will look darker in colour.
  2. Remove them from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes. Now transfer hazelnuts to a large tea towel and either fold over or use a second tea towel to place over the top.
  3. Then you need to rub the hazelnuts to remove the skins with the towel. You must get almost all the skins off, giving you a smoother texture later. It’s not a disaster if you can’t get every little bit of skin off, though.
  4. Discard all those skins and add the hazelnuts to a food processor. I used a Nutribullet, but a high-speed blender with lower and higher settings will get even better results!
  5. Now blend the nuts on low if you can, or give them a good pulse in your Nutribullet until nut butter is formed. You can stop and scrape down the blender’s sides to get the unprocessed bits off.
  6. Once you have formed a smooth-ish butter, you can now melt your chocolate. I added water to a saucepan about a 1/4 full and brought it to a boil. Place a large heat-proof mixing bowl over the saucepan, ensuring the water ISN’T touching the bottom. Then add the chocolate and leave it to melt (it doesn’t need to be touched until it looks soft and oozy).
  7. Once oozy, you can now mix the chocolate with a wooden or baking spoon until a smooth chocolate sauce is formed.
  8. Then add your maple syrup, salt and vanilla to the blender and give it another whizz! It will start to look a little smoother at this point, to where you can now add the chocolate little by little. Keep blending each time you add chocolate until all the chocolate has been used, and you have a beautiful smooth vegan Nutella!
  9. You may be tempted to add more liquid throughout this process if it doesn’t look smooth. You can do this, but it can make the Nutella firmer.
  10. I served mine with strawberries, but we all know that everyone has their own way of eating it

How To Store Vegan Hazelnut Nutella Leftovers

You can add the Nutella to a sterilised jar and keep it for up to 2 amazing chocolate-heavenly weeks.

Why I Love This Recipe 

  • Delicious chocolate!
  • Quick to make and lasts for days!
  • Healthy alternative!
  • Creamy and flavourful!

I hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as I did creating, eating and sharing it.

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How To Make The Best Vegan Hazelnut Nutella

This Vegan Hazelnut Nutella is delicious, full of flavour and ready in 30 minutes! It's made with just 5 simple ingredients, and is without a doubt a much healthier alternative than regular shop-bought chocolate spreads!
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Author Vegan Boards
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings: 15 servings
Course Breakfast
Cuisine British

Equipment

  • 1 Oven
  • baking paper
  • 1 tea towel
  • 1 Food processor

Ingredients

  • 400 grams raw hazelnuts
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100 grams dark dairy free chocolate Try and get a 70-80% dark vegan choc without palm oil if you can
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or do not include of your don’t want it sweet

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180c. Line a baking tray with baking paper and add the hazelnuts to it. Place in the oven for 12-15 minutes to roast them, they will look darker in colour. 
  • Remove them from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes. Now transfer hazelnuts to a large tea towel and either fold over or use a second tea towel to place over the top. Then you need to rub the hazelnuts to remove the skins with the towel. It’s important that you get almost all of the skins off as this will give you a smoother texture later. It’s not a disaster if you can’t get every little bit of skin off though. 
  • Discard all of those skins and now add the hazelnuts to a food processor. I actually used a nutribullet, but a high speed blender with lower and higher settings will get even better results!
  • Now blend the nuts on low if you can or give them a good pulse in your nutri until a nut butter is formed. You can stop and start to scrape down the sides of the blender to get the unprocessed bits off. 
  • Once you have formed a smooth ish butter, you can now melt your chocolate. I added water to a saucepan about a 1/4 full and bring it to the boil. The place a large heat proof mixing bowl over the saucepan making sure the water ISN’T touching the bottom of it. Then add the chocolate and just leave it to melt (it doesn’t need to be touched until it looks soft and oozy). Once oozy, you can now mix the chocolate with a wooden or baking spoon until a smooth chocolate sauce is formed. 
  • Then add your maple syrup, salt and vanilla to the blender and give it another whizz! It will start to look a little smoother at this point to where you can now start add the chocolate little by little. Keep blending each time you add chocolate until all the chocolate has been used and you have a beautiful smooth vegan Nutella! 
  • You may be tempted to add more liquid throughout this process if it doesn’t look really smooth. You can do this, but actually it can make the Nutella firmer.
  • I served mine with strawberries, but we all know that everyone has their own way to eat it.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
How To Make The Best Vegan Hazelnut Nutella
Amount per Serving
Calories
9
% Daily Value*
Sodium
 
78
mg
3
%
Potassium
 
7
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
2
g
1
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Calcium
 
3
mg
0
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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