Vegan Nutella (ridiculously close to the real thing!)

Vegan Nutella (ridiculously close to the real thing!)

Vegan Nutella (ridiculously close to the real thing!)
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Category: Sweets
Cuisine: Vegan

It’s also delicious, vegan, gluten-free, and ridiculously close to the real thing, the kids will NEVER know, and you can feel good about serving it!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups raw or roasted unsalted hazelnuts
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2/3 cup dairy-free dark chocolate (or check our home made chocolate)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 176 C add hazelnuts to a baking sheet in a single layer. I
  2. If raw, roast for a total of 12-15 minutes.
  3. If already roasted, roast for 8-10 minutes just to warm the natural oils and loosen the skins.
  4. This will make it easier to blend into butter.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
  6. Then transfer to a large kitchen towel and use your hands to roll the nuts around and remove most of the skins. You want to get as much as possible off because it will be creamier.
  7. Leaving excess skin behind, add hazelnuts to a food processor or high-speed blender.
  8. Blend on low until a butter is formed - about 8-10 minutes total - scraping down sides as needed.
  9. In the meantime, heat the chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave in 30 second increments.
  10. Set aside.
  11. Once the hazelnut butter is creamy and smooth, add the vanilla and salt and blend well.
  12. Then add melted chocolate a little at a time and blend again until well incorporated.
  13. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed, adding more salt or vanilla if desired.
  14. If your Nutella isn’t sweet enough add 1-2 Tbsp maple syrup or agave.
  15. Transfer to a clean jar and store at room temperature for everyday use for 2-3 weeks or more.
  16. Also freezers well YUM

 
 

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