Nutella…a chocolate and hazelnut spread…seems to have swept the “foodie world” by storm, but it isn’t the healthiest thing in the world and it’s definitely not vegan! (Ingredients: sugar, palm oil, hazelnuts, cocoa, skim milk, reduced minerals whey (milk), lecithin as emulsifier (soy), vanillin: an artificial flavor.)
Soooo not good for you, for animals or for the earth.
Enter homemade vegan nutella!
Hazelnut-Chocolate Spread (homemade Nutella)
Los Angeles Times
2 cups raw hazelnuts
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder*
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons hazelnut oil, more as needed
*Note: Use good-quality cocoa powder, such as Scharffen Berger.
You can use pre-skinned hazelnuts if you don’t have the time or patience to skin them yourself, but almost every nutella-ist agrees that doing it yourself gives you much better flavor.
Get the directions at Hazelnut-Chocolate Spread (homemade Nutella) via Vegan Nutella from Alix at Cute + Delicious
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