Say what? Homemade raw Nutella? Why yes! Who doesn’t like Nutella, right? For those of you who are not familiar with Nutella it is a very delicious chocolate hazelnut spread that tastes great on just about anything. I don’t know about you, but I grew up eating Nutella as a treat. So, when I changed my diet to consist of mostly plant based and unprocessed foods this was one of those things I had to figure out how to make. Fortunately, there is such a great community of plant based, raw and vegan cooks out there, it wasn’t hard to come up with a recipe. I got my inspiration from Fragrant Vanilla Cake. I love how Amy can transform just about any of our old time favorite desserts into a delicious raw unprocessed treat.
Homemade Raw Nutella Recipe
For the cake:
1 cup hazelnuts
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/3 cup agave nectar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 tablespoons raw cacao powder, or carob powder
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted to liquid form
1/4 cup almond milk
Blend the hazelnuts in a food processor until finely ground. Add the sea salt, agave, cinnamon and vanilla and process until combined well. While the motor is running, add the coconut oil slowly and then the almond milk to make it smooth. Blend until as smooth as possible. This may take a while. Store in an airtight jar in the refrigerator and enjoy! I hope you enjoy this treat as much as I do.