homemade dairy free nutella
homemade hazelnut spread ~ dairy free
- 1/2 lb organic raw hazelnuts, preferably without skins
- 5 TBL good quality cocoa powder, more or less to taste
- 1 TBL grapeseed oil (or whatever neutral oil)
- 8 TBL powdered sugar, more or less to taste
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
roast hazelnuts in 350F oven for about 15 minutes, keep an eye on them. you don't want to burn them, you just want the oils to gets all nice & warm & do it's thing. if the nuts have skin on them, dump them in towel and rub on them, the skins should flake off.
in a food processor, pulse the nuts until smooth. think peanut butter consistency. add in the cocoa powder and sugar, pulse thru. to loosen the mixture add in the oil.
this recipe is super easy, and all dependent on your taste. if you want it to be sweet, add more powdered sugar, by 1/8 cup first. same with the cocoa powder.
if you're expecting the consistency to be like nutella, it's not. store in the fridge and i usually zap it in the microwave for 15-20 seconds to loosen up before spreading. so far it has lasted about 3 weeks in the fridge.