Fernando Pessoa said, “Look, there’s no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.” This homemade Nutella is like your chocolate dream come true! It is super creamy, surprisingly velvety, and perfectly chocolaty, with a rich and nutty taste. It is spreadable and versatile and can be enjoyed as a snack or for dessert.
As a vegan, you do not have to give up eating Nutella. With toasted hazelnuts, cocoa powder and fresh dates, this spread will totally hit the spot! One of the best things about this recipe is that it uses natural ingredients. Clean and unprocessed ingredients.
This super healthy vegan Nutella is free of refined sugars and trans fats and high in fiber, minerals, and healthy fats. It also has fewer calories compared to many store-bought chocolate spreads. Once you try this healthy chocolate spread, you will become obsessed. Your toast, waffles and pancakes will never be the same again! Use it as a cake or cupcake frosting. Top your ice cream with a spoonful of this Nutella. Stir it into your coffee for a unique experience. The possibilities are endless!
Homemade Vegan Nutella
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
2 cups raw hazelnuts
1/4 cup cocoa powder
10 fresh dates, pitted and (soaked)
1/2 cup vanilla almond milk, preferably homemade
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F (170 degrees C). Arrange your hazelnuts in a parchment-lined roasting pan in a single layer. Roast them for about 15 minutes.
Carefully watch your hazelnuts, they can burn very quickly. Please discard any burned hazelnuts.
Remove roasted hazelnuts from the pan immediately to prevent over-roasting.
Let them cool slightly and place them on a kitchen towel; roll the nuts around to remove the skin.
Then, place your hazelnuts in a bowl of your food processor; you can use a high-speed blender, too. Blend until a butter is formed, scraping down the sides as needed.
Once the hazelnut butter is creamy, add the cocoa powder and dates. Add a pinch of salt. Continue to blend, gradually adding the milk, until everything is well incorporated.
Spoon your Nutella into a clean jar and store in your refrigerator for a week. Enjoy!
(Amount per 40g = 1 serving)
Total Carbohydrates 10.9g
Total Fat 14.2g
If you tend to make this recipe fully raw, simply use raw hazelnuts. However, toasted hazelnuts will give that authentic, heavenly taste. Roasting hazelnuts will remove their moisture, giving them a crunchy texture and rich flavor. You can toast them in a heavy saucepan in a single layer, too. Cook them for about 5 minutes until they start to brown and smell good.
Choose the highest-quality cocoa powder for this recipe. Not only does a good cocoa add rich flavor to your Nutella, but it also means more of good vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Carob powder is a good alternative to cocoa powder so you can go one step further and experiment with this ingredient.
Dragana Dzajevic is a longtime vegan, avid animal lover, food blogger and children’s book author. She contributes to many cookbooks, diet books, and food magazines.
She specializes in writing vegan recipes and creating healthy eating recipes. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and cooking.