Nutty. Chocolatey. Irresistible. It’s so simple to make your own homemade sugar free nutella!
Nutella. For many of us it is part of the fabric of our childhood. That evening you shared a whole jar with a friend? That soggy camping trip you smeared it over roasted marshmallows and it became the best holiday ever? The day you discovered it is amazing with vanilla ice cream?
Unfortunately, “real” nutella contains over 56 % of sugar per jar. Even if you just have two tablespoons, you are scoffing 34 grams of sugar, which equates to eight-and-a-half sugar cubes.
If you look at it like this, Nutella is not a hazelnut spread, but simply spreadable sugar. In fact, it only contains a measly 13% hazelnuts, while its main two ingredients are sugar and palm oil.
Now, I am not here to tell you that you cannot have Nutella any more. But I do have a proposition. Make your own, sugar free nutella. The most hazelnutty, chocolatey nut-ella ever. And then compare it with the jar of real Nutella that’s lurking in the back of your larder.
Making your own homemade nutella is super simple.
The only hands-on step is to remove the hazelnut skins after you roast them. This would be a great job to delegate to eager children if available. Or you just release you inner hunter-gatherer and rub them gently in your palms and the skins will just fall off.
Your food processor will do the rest of the work for you. The result does not have the exact same texture as Nutella, but I quite like the tiny nutty bits – after all, this sugar free nutella has nuts, and not sugar, as its main ingredient.
Next to sugar free nutella, the original Nutella tastes like icing, only ickier, as it’s not even made with butter. You’ll wonder why you ever thought it was so good. This homemade nutella recipe makes the most intense and delicious nutty chocolate spread you have ever tasted!
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Simple Sugar Free Nutella
- Roast your hazelnuts in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for ca 10 minutes until the skins start to come off. You could also do this step in a pan (no oil) on a low heat.
- Once the nuts are cooled, channel your inner hunter-gatherer and rub them between your palms to remove the skins.
- Blend all ingredients in a food processor or the attachment of a stick blender until smooth. Adjust sweetener/cocoa if necessary. Add more nut milk if you like a runnier consistency.
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