Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:0 mins
This d.i.y nutella is sooooo easy to make if you have the right equipment! It tastes lovely and nutty and has all the healthy benefits of raw hazelnuts, raw cacao powder with their great oils and nutrients. I made the base hazelnut b*tter (a.k.a hazelnut butter - I don't like using the word "butter" as it implies dairy, hence the * which for me stands for 'e' making hazelnut better! But you can read the * as a 'u' if you prefer!) in my Samson Juicer with it's "mincing cone and nozzle". It was soooooo fast and I was able to reduce the amount of oil I add by half. If you don't have a juicer check out the almond b*tter (a.k.a almond butter) I made in my magi-mix it will work with hazelnuts too! Once you've made this marvellous hazelnut b*tter you can customise it into a yummy nutella in a bowl.
- 1 C hazelnuts (soaked over night & rinsed)
- 1 Tbs hemp oil
- ¼ C maple syrup
- 3 Tbs (heaped) raw cacao powder
Make sure your juicer has the correct fittings on for making a nut-b*tter. The Samson needs the mincing cone and nozzle (see photo).
Take half a cup of your soaked and rinsed hazelnuts and pop them in the juicer, followed by the tablespoon of hemp oil. Then add the other half cup of nuts.
You need to put the nut b*tter through the juicer at least 3 times to make it smooth and to release all the oil. Then mix it all up, stir in the maple syrup and raw cacao powder before popping it in a jar with an airtight lid. Keep in the fridge!
I also like making it crunchy by adding some toasted chopped hazelnuts to the mix. It lasts about 2 weeks in the fridge but is normally gone before then!