Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Healthy Vegan Nutella Recipe


As you may or may not know I am a complete and utter chocoholic. If I could eat chocolate every day for every meal I probably would I just love the stuff so much. However, I am trying to be a little healthier when it comes to my eating habits these days so I decided to try and make a healthy vegan version of nutella, which is also refined sugar free and gluten free by the way, and it actually turned out pretty tasty! I've been having it on rye bread and dipping my strawberries in it and although it might taste a little different from the real thing its definitely a yummy treat for anyone who wants to be indulgent while still being healthy! Lets see how I made it then shall we...

Ingredients
One mug of hazelnuts
Half a mug of pure maple syrup (make sure this is 100% pure as other versions contain refined sugar)
2 tablespoons of raw cacao powder 
About a third of a mug of water 

Method
1, Preheat the oven. Place the hazelnuts on a baking tray and allow them to roast for about 10-15 minutes.Once roasted allow to cool at room temperature. 
2. Place the hazelnuts in a food processer for as long as it takes to form a very fine powder and all the nuts have properly broken down (otherwise the spread will be cruchy).
3. Add in the cacao powder and maple syrup and blend for as long as it takes for the mixture to form a sticky paste and all the ingredients are equally distributed. 
4. Once the ingredients are blended together add in the water a little bit at a time until the mixture starts to look like a spread. 
5. Pop it into a jar or container of your choice and enjoy! 

I couldn't belive how easy it was to make this and how much I enjoyed it. This is so good because it  is perfectly suitable for vegans, celiacs and those avoiding refined sugar in their diet. I think it would also be interesting to try this with different nuts or perhaps just using regular cocoa powder to see how the taste differs. I'm definitely going to be eating this ALOT now that I've seen how quick and easy it is to make. 

Are any of you guys chocoholics like me? Would you try a healthy chocolate recipe?

 


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17 comments

  1. Homemade nutella is one of my favourite treats! It's so tasty and so much better for you than the shop-bought stuff!
    I'm a sucker for a healthy chocolate recipe. The last recipe I posted was a healthy chocolate cherry one and it's just my absolute favourite. I could eat it for every meal! I've even managed to get my boyfriend on the bandwagon, it was no easy task to get him to actually try raw cacao and admit that yes, it does taste like chocolate hahaha!

    Have a great day, lovely!

    Michaela Cooks

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    1. Oh that chocolate cherry recipe sounds just divine I'm definitely going to check that out :) ! I know there is nothing too bad in this at all and its so good that this jar has almost gone...haha oops! Xxxx

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  2. Hi Lisa! This looks delicious and I'm all for making your own recipes. I love chocolate too and it's especially yummy when dipping in strawberries and marshmallows!!

    Thanks for the recipe. I'm looking forward to giving this a go.

    Emma Jayne x
    http://www.emmajayne-designs.co.uk

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    1. Thanks lovely it's so delicious :) x

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  3. This looks delicious! As a nutella lover I will definetly be trying this out! x

    katielou99.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw it will be great to hear what you think of this :) xx

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  4. This sounds amazing! Definitely going to try it out :) Thanks for the recipe!

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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    1. Awwww your welcome ! Hope you enjoy it :) xxxx

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  5. wow darling! It looks sooo delicious! Yummy!! Thanks for sharing!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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    1. Your welcome sweetie hope you enjoy ! xo

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  6. I've been dying to try making homemade Nutella for ages, will have to keep this recipe in mind! Looks so yummy!

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  7. Thanks for the nice post

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