This healthy Nutella or hazelnut and cocoa spread is a fridge staple that is easy to prepare at home. It’s ideal for your breakfast or a healthy snack. It’s gluten-free and can easily be adapted to a vegan version. It’s perfect to add it to your Healthy Meal Planning or Batch Cooking.
1. Blend the hazelnuts with a food processor until they become creamy.
2. Add 1 tablespoon (10g) melted butter, 2 tablespoons (11g) of cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons (11g) powdered carob, 2 tablespoons of honey, ¼ cup (80ml) of milk and ⅛ teaspoon of salt.
3. Blend it again until the ingredients come together to make a spread.
4. Keep the hazelnut spread in an airtight container in the fridge for a couple of hours before eating and also to store it.
If the hazelnuts still have their brown peel, you can remove it with a kitchen towel by putting the nuts in the middle of the towel, closing it up and shaking the hazelnuts around.
Most will quickly lose their peel, and if some don’t then it’s no big deal.
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