Not sure how to describe this healthy chocolate spread. It’s homemade, is made with real food ingredients, and is dairy-free and I even don’t want to compare it to Nutella. Let’s be realistic, NOTHING but NOTHING is like nutella. But with this simple healthy Nutella recipe, the delicious chocolate nut cream can be healthy. Very individual and delicious, as a spread or even as a baking ingredient. 🙂
It is really healthy, without any secret hidden sugar or artificial sweeteners. I have used maple and date syrup for this refined sugar-free version and it tastes absolutely amazing.
There is hardly anyone who does not like the chocolate spread. No wonder: bought nut-nougat cream consists of two thirds of sugar and one third fat. That’s why almost everyone likes it.
Quick and easy to prepare. Nothing better than a healthy chocolate spread on warm toasted bread.
And, really good: With homemade chocolate hazelnut spread you do not only have control over the composition, but also the origin of the ingredients. Can it get even better?
Why is this a healthy Nutella?
The term “healthy” in this spread can be as narrow or broad as you like. My basic recipe is homemade Nutella, which works without milk. That’s lactose-free, vegan Nutella. Although not quite true to style, but great for nut allergic: It is also possible to do it without nuts; You can replaced the hazelnuts with roasted almonds. Cashew kernels are also possible.
- Less sugar: It contains 40% less sugar than other options. In fact, our beloved chocolate spread contains 21 grams of sugar per 2 tablespoons.
- Ethically sourced: Most hazelnut spreads contain palm oil, which can be problematic if not ethically sourced.
- More nutritious: Ohr healthy chocolate spread contains 450 milligrams of omega-3s per serving from chia and flax! (That’s more than sardines and tuna contain per serving and my kids certainly prefer the chocolate option!)
- Organic: Many brands are not organic.
You love your morning toast with a healthy spread to start your day? You should try our nut butters. They are super easy to make and so delicious!
And now get your nuts ready and blend them!
Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
- 380 g Roasted Hazelnuts
- 5 tbsp Maple Syrup
- 4 tbsp Date Syrup
- 3 tbsp Cacao Powder
- Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan setting
- Spread hazelnuts on the baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes
- Once done, let them cool to room temperature and remove the skin (it is optional but much better if you do it)
- Place the hazelnuts into a food processor for about 8-10 minutes, until totally broken down. Keep blending until hazelnut butter forms, then pour this into a bowl
- Slowly add in the maple syrup and date syrup then stir slowly to combine
- Then do the same with the cacao powder, adding one spoonful at a time, until a you have a thick, creamy spread
- Enjoy your BeastFeast!