I’m pretty sure everyone loves Nutella as a spread, that goes for kids and adults. Actually off the top of my head, I don’t think I personally know anyone that doesn’t love it. It’s one of my favorite things to add to bread recipes in the morning. It’s mainly just an excuse to have some sort of chocolate for breakfast though. Unfortunately it is rather unhealthy for you, which is a bit of a bummer. I was looking for a healthier alternative and have this more natural recipe you can try.
You’ll start by making the hazelnut butter recipe located at this link: hazelnut butter recipe. Now you can easily add the rest of the ingredients using a slow-medium speed until everything is combined. Make sure not to over mix the ingredients though since it has a tendency of getting too thick. I usually start with the canola oil first since that makes it a bit thinner. It seems like it’s easier to add the unsweetened cocoa powder and powdered sugar after you do that. The vanilla is the final ingredient you’ll add to complete the recipe.
You may want to add more or less powdered sugar or cocoa powder. It just depends on how chocolatey or sweet you want to make it. Remember we’re going for a “healthier” recipe here. If you’re not a fan of healthy there’s an alternative you can do. Cut the cocoa powder down to 1/4 cup and melt some of your favorite milk chocolate to add to the recipe. This is a bit of a double sword because doing this can make your mixture harden up more. Don’t put it in the fridge as that will turn it into one giant clump. The mixture should last about 2 weeks on your counter at room temperature.
- 1½ cup of hazelnut spread (see recipe above)
- 1 cup of powdered sugar
- ½ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp canola oil
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- Make the hazelnut spread recipe.
- Add the canola oil to your mixture and blend until completely combined.
- Add the unsweetened cocoa powder and powdered sugar to your blender jar.
- Once those ingredients are mixed well, add the vanilla extract.