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Homemade Vegan Nutella

by Emma on August 2, 2011

in Dessert,Snacks,Vegan

I know. You’re feeling skeptical, right?

I was too.

I mean, Nutella is pretty…. AWESOME. And I’ve been wanting to try to make a healthier, more natural version at home but I had my doubts about it. But I must say, this is pretty close and really, truly VERY good. It is not quite as smooth as store-bought nutella, and it’s not quite as sweet. But it still has all the deliciousness and nutty, chocolate-y flavor of the original stuff.

This is a home-run in my book!

Homemade Vegan Nutella, makes 2 generous cups, recipe from LookBook CookBook

Needed: 1 1/2 cups hazel nuts, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa (I used Askinosie), 1/2 cup pure maple syrup, 4 tablespoons vegetable oil (or other flavorless oil, like peanut) and 2 tablespoons coconut milk.

In a food processor (no, a blender will probably not work here. sorry!) blend the hazel nuts until creamy like nut butter. Then add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Spread over toast. Or make cookies. Or fill a crepe. Go with god, live your life.

xo. Emma


Jessie August 2, 2011 at 6:17 pm

this looks absolutely delicious. and probably a bit healthier than regular nutella!! great do it yourself. love it.

Rae Veda August 2, 2011 at 6:38 pm

This is an awesome recipe! As a new vegan I’m going to have to try it. Thanks!

pushups with polish August 2, 2011 at 7:48 pm

nutella meets vegan. thank you so much. xxo

Yours Truly, Tam August 2, 2011 at 7:48 pm

This looks delicious and much healthier than regular Nutella…Will definitely give it a try!


Jessica August 2, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Hey, thanks Emma! Glad you like. <3

Sara August 2, 2011 at 10:00 pm

HAVE to try this! Thanks! :)

Katie August 2, 2011 at 11:57 pm
THE-LOUDMOUTH August 3, 2011 at 1:00 am

Awesome!!! I love Nutella and vegan stuff… great combo.

xo, lupita August 3, 2011 at 4:05 am

i love nutella! it’s packed with such awesomeness. unfortunately, it’s also packed with junk :( i like that you made a healthier take on nutella :D i MUST try it! like, now!!

jacci August 3, 2011 at 9:14 am

oh wow! i’m so making this :)

gina August 3, 2011 at 12:17 pm
emilie August 3, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Hi Emma,

I just want to warn you that “maybe” my boyfriend is going to get the car, drive wherever you are and kiss you on the mouth…just to warn you…

That how happy he was want I told him about this homemade-healthier-nutella!!

Liz Q August 3, 2011 at 2:24 pm

As silly as it sounds, I wish I could make a “non-nutty” version of nutella – or even peanut butter! – for my bf since he’s allergic. :[


elycia August 3, 2011 at 5:23 pm

you. are. my. hero.

Monika August 4, 2011 at 4:10 am

Thank you, thank you for this recipe!!! :) My youngest daughter is allergic to dairy (as well as peanuts) :( and my oldest daughter LOVES nutella…so you can see my dilemma. This is the perfect solution!! I am so trying this!! :)

Liz @ iheartvegetables August 5, 2011 at 1:47 am

Oh my gosh! I literally JUST wrote a recipe about chocolate hazelnut butter and I’m posting it tomorrow! So crazy! this looks delicious

wanderingairstream August 7, 2011 at 1:13 pm

emma.. love that you posted this, everyone is always talking about their nutella addictions (; and being vegan i can never join in, look forward to trying this!!

Maïlys August 30, 2011 at 5:30 pm

I so want to try that!
And for a lazy very hazelnut version, I’d use hazelnut butter (we find it very easily in France, don’t know around here) and hazelnut oil too.

GOTTA TRY IT SOOOOOOON my mouth is watering already!

Julia September 15, 2011 at 3:10 pm

brilliant! Here’s my next day-off treat!


Kate September 23, 2011 at 4:14 am

Ok so I just made this!! OMG AMAZING!! I may not have taken your advice re blender (RIP) but we got there in the end. YUM!