MEMBER RECIPE

Homemade Nutella (Gluten Free and Dairy Free) Recipe

Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: about 20-30 minutes | Active Time: | Makes: 1 1/2 cups

haven’t had Nutella since I was a student traveling in Europe decades ago with a EuroRail pass, sleeping in youth hostels. Back then we used to eat the chocolate stuff for breakfast. These days, I find the real thing a little too sweet for my taste. So I was happy to see Amy’s Scattergood’s Homemade Nutella recipe in the Los Angeles Times –what a great idea! And the perfect starting point for a version of my own.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup hazelnuts
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 5 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon hazelnut oil
  • pinch celtic sea salt
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Roast the hazelnuts at 350° for 8-10 minutes until they darken a bit and smell fragrant
  2. Transfer the hazelnuts to a towel and rub off the skins if you can (I didn’t have a lot of luck with this)
  3. In a food processor, grind the hazelnuts to a smooth butter, about 5 minutes, scraping the sides as needed
  4. Add the cocoa, agave, vanilla, oil and salt and process until well blended, about a minute
  5. Store in a glass mason jar in the refrigerator
  6. Bring to room temperature prior to serving

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