Healthier Nutella? Come again?

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We all know that spread. The chocolatey one. The hazelnutty one. The one that claims to be good for you. Well we all know, it’s really not. I mean it tastes wonderful, buuuuut not exactly healthy. Well, that’s okay! Because you can make your own, without all the added sugar. And here’s how-

Healthier Nutella- adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie

http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com

Ingredients:

2 cups of hazelnuts

1/4 of a cup+ 2 Tbs of sugar free maple syrup

1 Tbs of Truvia

1 1/2 Tbs of vanilla extract

1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa

1/2 cup of milk (I personally used unsweetened almond milk)

1/4tsp + 1/8 tsp of salt.

1-2 tsp of veggie oil if you want it to be creamier.

Now here’s what you do:

First, you want to remove the bitter skins of the hazelnuts. But how? Peel each one individually-2 hour effort-GO! Just kidding. Just roast them in the oven at 400 F for about 8ish minutes (make sure they don’t burn). When you pull them out, the skins of them will start to peel. To get the rest of it off, just rub the hazelnuts with a tea cloth or paper towels. And if some of the skins won’t come off, no biggie. We just want to get rid of most of them. ImageImage

Now, use a handy-dandy food processor. Literally all you do is throw all of the ingredients into it and let it run. It may take a minute, it may take ten. It depends on your food processor. Just blend to the desired creaminess and you should be good to go.

Now, take a spoon, and eat the whole thing.

ImageThis recipe makes about 1 1/2- 2 cups. I would say 1 serving is 1 tbs. So, nutrition info:

For 1 tbs serving:

Calories: 77

Carbs: 3g

Fat: 7g

Protein: 2g

Sodium: 13 mg

Sugar: 1g

You may be thinking “this is 77 calories per tablespoon, what makes this so much healthier than actual Nutella?” Well, my friend, 1 tablespoon of Nutella as 11g of sugar. Not good. With this recipe, the fat comes from the hazelnuts (so it’s good fat!), and there’s barely any sugar. Processed food<homemade

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