Homemade Nutella: Redux

Hey all!
This evening I’m dropping in for a few minutes from a busy day at work.  You see, there’s this thing called Nutella, you know the one, chocolate hazelnut spreadable goodness.  Silly Nutella isn’t vegan, but happily for us, it’s ridiculously easy to make at home. 
I made a version of nutella a long time ago (almost two years!) and it was amazing.  So why didn’t I ever make it again?  Probably because I’m cheap.  Hazelnut butter isn’t the world’s most affordable commodity, but for $7 and some inexpensive ingredients like powdered sugar and cocoa, it really is worth the splurge.  

I made a few revisions to the original recipe:

– I only used 1/2 cup powdered sugar, and I still found it sweet enough for my liking.
– Only 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder.
– I mixed everything by hand instead of using a food processor.  Works just as well, though you might need a little extra oil to keep the texture awesomely spreadable.

Served on toast with a glass of s’milk, this has been my breakfast the last couple of days.  It makes a great snack all on its own, too!  I could shovel this stuff by the spoonful.

When I run out of this (which won’t be long), I’m going to attempt a raw-ish version using a natural sweetener and raw cacao.  Excited for that one! 

And now I’m gonna step back out and do some more of that thing called my job.  It was nice to take a break!
Hope the week’s been going well for you guys!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/11490816021651698189 Jolene – EverydayFoodie

    I have never made nut butter at home, but I've always wanted to try it. I agree – nuts are SO expensive!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/06631140173063582288 xvavaveganx

    Yum this sounds awesome! That plate looks absolutely perfect with a cold glass of plant milk to wash it down. Doesn't get any better than that!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16097190577011498780 Allysia

    I probably should have specified that I didn't actually make the nut butter, just stirred a jar of hazelnut butter with some other goodies. It's a lot easier that way, ha ha! 🙂

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16097190577011498780 Allysia

    It's so true, and will definitely be my breakfast again this morning. 🙂

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/17066424084187434409 Joey

    I can't keep this sort of thing in the house – I just end up sitting down with a spoon and getting into a chocolate hazelnut spread coma!

  • https://www.blogger.com/profile/16097190577011498780 Allysia

    It's a happy coma. 🙂