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.