Homemade Vegan Nutella

There’s this great commercial playing on TV… A mom is talking about how difficult it is to make her kids eat their breakfast. And then she’s telling the audience how EASYYYY her life has become after she discovered Nutella! Now she just spreads Nutella on like everything, and of cause, the kids eat their whole grain bread without ANY problems!:-) …. Awesome… I love that commercial…. I love how it makes Nutella seem like a health food:-) Genius. I mean, dont give me wrong, I too LOVE Nutella, but I dont by any means think that its in the same food group as carrots…

It made me think though, about making my own healthier Nutella-like spread. So here you go! Now you can make your kinds eat whole grain too, when you spread this on top;-) And, you can eat it with good conscience… Not pretend, like that actress from the Nutella commercial…:-)

Homemade Vegan Nutella

  • 3 oz (85 g) hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup +1/3 cup (200 g) rice milk
  • 3 Tbs (25 g) dry soy milk
  • 2.3 oz (65 g) semi sweet chocolate
  • 1 Tbs + 1 tsp (10 g) cocoa powder
  • pinch salt
  • 2 Tbs agave
  • 1Tbs coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp arrowroot
Turn the oven on to 350. In a baking tray, toast the hazelnuts for 15 min.
With a pice of paper towel, try to rub off as much skin off the hazelnuts as you can. If you cant get it all off, thats fine.
Place the nuts in a food processor and pulse till completely ground.
Melt the chocolate in a small bowl set over slow boiling water. When chocolate is all melted, add it to the nuts and pulse till all combined.
In a small pot, bring rice milk, salt, cocoa, coconut oil, arrowroot and agave to a boil. Turn off heat when its has come to a boil, whisk a bit and let boil for 15 sec, then turn off heat and add to food processor. Pulse till everything is combined and smooth.
Poor the chocolate mixture into a glass, and set in the fridge for a couple of hours till cool and hardened.

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7 thoughts on “Homemade Vegan Nutella

  1. Rachel Greenstein August 16, 2011 at 10:23 am Reply

    We love Nutella in our house but agree that is not the healthiest…going to make your homemade vegan nutella!!!

    • mytreatlife August 16, 2011 at 7:40 pm Reply

      I love Nutella too…:-) But I feel a lot better eating my own version. Try it out:-)

  2. Katherine O'Connor August 17, 2011 at 1:29 pm Reply

    Thank you Donna! I’ve been loving your blog. I am a Nutella addict. I think this is a great substitution. Hope all is well. xx Kate

    • mytreatlife August 17, 2011 at 3:41 pm Reply

      Thanks Katherine! Yes this Nutella will definitely make you feel better while eating it…;-)

  3. Britta Lueber August 24, 2011 at 12:35 pm Reply

    I just tried it.. Its delicious!! And addictive!! Im gonna name it Donna´s Nutella!

    • mytreatlife August 25, 2011 at 5:15 pm Reply

      Im happy you like it! And that you like it enough to become addicted 😉

    • Tess November 10, 2011 at 6:56 am Reply

      I can’t believe you’re not planyig with me–that was so helpful.

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