Hazelnut Spread Recipe (better than Nutella)

In case you haven't heard, Nutella is TERRIBLE for you. It's one of those foods that seems like it might be ok. After all, it's made from hazelnuts. They're good for you, right?


If you read the ingredients you will find the very first one is sugar. There are a whopping 11 grams of sugar in every single tablespoon of this stuff. No wonder people love it.


Then comes the palm oil (always avoid that) and then there's the soy which is a whole different blog post. These are ingredients that are better left on the shelf if you're striving to improve health.


Not all is lost! For every unhealthy yummy, gooey, well-loved treat, there's ALWAYS a way to make your own healthy version at home.


There is no shortage of Nutella lovers and I think you will love this recipe! Before you break out the spoon remember this is a treat and should be enjoyed in moderation if you are working to release weight.



Healthy Nutella



  • 2 cups raw Hazelnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups Dark Chocolate (70% Cacao or Higher), melted
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons unrefined Coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt



1. Spread hazelnuts evenly on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roast at 400ºF for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned.

2. Remove the hazelnuts from the baking sheet and cover with a towel. Rub them roughly until skins come off; It’s okay if some of the skin remains.

3. Dump the nuts and coconut sugar into a food processor. Blend until a textured paste forms. Pour in chocolate and oil, and pulse until combined.

4. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth or to the consistency that you like. The mixture should be thick but soft, similar to store-bought Nutella.

5. Cover and store on the refrigerator for a thick fudge-like consistency or keep at room temperature for easier spreadability.


So that's how to make this iconic sweet treat healthier so you and your family can enjoy both the taste and the benefits of clean eating.

You may also enjoy:

Creamy Cacao Dark Chocolate Pudding

Cacao Vs Cocoa: Why One Heals And One Hurts

Chocolate Walnut Muffins


Yours in Health,



P.S. I hope you will share this recipe with your Nutella loving friends and I welcome your comments below.