Newtella

Gosh I have loved Nutella and yes, it’s bad for you..as in HORRIBLE!!!

Here according to meghantelpner.com is the sad, sad truth:

Nutritional Breakdown

Nutella contains 70% saturated fat and processed sugar by weight.  A two-tablespoon (37 gram) serving of Nutella contains 200 calories including:

  • 99 calories from 11 grams of fat (3.5g of which are saturated)
  • 80 calories from 21 grams of sugar

Nutella’s first ingredient is sugar, the second is modified vegetable oil..let that sink in. 🥴

Here’s the good news- you can make your own, MUCH healthier, version thanks to the Minimalist Baker!

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 (chopped // see notes for cacao version)
  • 1 TBSP honey- optional
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees -add hazelnuts to a baking sheet in a single layer-roast about 10-12 mins.
  • Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Then transfer to a large kitchen towel and use your hands to roll the nuts around and remove most of the skins.

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  • Leaving excess skin behind, add hazelnuts to a food processor. Blend on low until a butter is formed scraping down sides as needed. This can take a while, but DON’T OVER BLEND OR IT WILL GET TOO THIN.
  • Microwave choc chips in 30 second increments stirring every time you check it.
  • Once the hazelnut butter is creamy and smooth, add the vanilla and salt and blend. Then add melted chocolate a little at a time and blend again until well incorporated. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed, adding more salt or vanilla if desired.
  • If your Nutella isn’t sweet enough, add stevia to taste, or 1-2 Tbsp maple syrup or agave.
  •  NOTE: Just know the more liquid sweetener you add the firmer/stiffer the Nutella will get, so add sparingly.
  • **I ADDED A TABLESPOON OF HONEY AT THIS POINT AND THE SPREAD “SIEZED UP” ON ME. DOESN’T AFFECT THE TASTE, BUT NEXT TIME I WILL ADD HONEY WITH THE VANILLA INSTEAD OF LAST. (The touch of honey gave it a wonderful flavor btw)
  • Transfer to a clean jar and store at room temperature for everyday use for 2-3 weeks or more.
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NEWTELLA!!- SOOO DELICIOUS!

Notes

*If you don’t want to use melted chocolate, sub cocoa powder. Once the nut butter has formed, add 3 Tbsp cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla, and sea salt and puree. Once incorporated, add 1-2 Tbsp maple syrup, agave, or honey if not vegan.

2 Comments Add yours

    1. Cindy says:

      Uh huh.. 🤪

      Liked by 1 person

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