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Nutella Healthy Recipe

Homemade healthy nutella

Hey there, fellow foodies! Let me take you on a trip down memory lane – back to the days when my sisters and I couldn’t get enough of that irresistible Nutella goodness! We were crazy about the bi-color Nutella, believing it was a delightful blend of “white chocolate” and the regular one. Oh, the innocence of childhood! Little did we know, that “white chocolate” was just loads of white sugar in disguise.

But wait, Nutella was still our go-to for topping scrumptious crepes, especially when paired with luscious bananas. Can you blame us? It was the ultimate indulgence!

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As I grew older, my sugar addiction became apparent, and the controversies surrounding palm oil made me rethink my choices. Although the Nutella company took steps towards sustainability, I felt a personal responsibility to craft my very own homemade Nutella recipe – one that would be sugar-free and wholesome, aligning with my values and taste buds.

Say goodbye to guilt and hello to a healthier, ethically conscious Nutella – made with love, passion, and mindful ingredients. Trust me, you’ll adore this homemade Nutella recipe as much as I do! Let’s get started! 🌰🍫😍

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Who doesn’t love Nutella?

The creamy chocolate spread that complements everything from pancakes to fruit? However, store-bought Nutella often contains excessive sugar and unhealthy fats. But fear not! In this blog post, I’ll show you how to create a healthier version of this delectable spread with all-natural ingredients. Get ready to enjoy guilt-free indulgence with my homemade healthy Nutella recipe.

Why Choose Healthy Nutella?

Nutella is undoubtedly delicious, but its high sugar and palm oil content can be concerning for health-conscious individuals. My homemade Nutella recipe is a perfect alternative, offering a rich, velvety texture and delightful chocolate flavor while eliminating refined sugars and unhealthy fats. With the benefits of cacao powder, coconut oil, hazelnuts, and natural sweeteners like maple syrup or date syrup, this version is not only tasty but also nourishing.

Key Ingredients for Healthy Nutella

Cacao Powder (Sugar-Free)

The star ingredient of this recipe, cacao powder, is the raw form of cocoa and is packed with antioxidants, iron, and magnesium. Unlike traditional cocoa powder, it is sugar-free, making it an excellent choice for a healthier Nutella. Just check for a 100% cacao powder ingredient list.

Coconut Oil

This plant-based oil is a nutritious substitute for palm oil, which is commonly used in commercial Nutella. Coconut oil adds a smooth texture and contributes to a distinct coconut aroma, enhancing the overall flavor. If you don’t like coconut smell (like my husband) you can opt for deodorized coconut oil.


The delightful nutty taste and crunchy texture of hazelnuts are essential for creating the authentic Nutella experience. These nuts are a rich source of healthy fats, vitamin E, and minerals like magnesium and calcium.

Maple Syrup or Date Syrup

Instead of refined sugar, I opt for natural sweeteners like maple syrup or date syrup. Both options bring a delightful sweetness while providing additional nutrients like antioxidants and minerals. Just note that date syrup is a bit more heavy.

Health Benefits of Healthy Nutella

  1. Lower in Sugar: Traditional Nutella often contains large amounts of added sugar, leading to potential health issues like obesity and diabetes. MY homemade version reduces the sugar content significantly, making it suitable for those looking to cut back on refined sugars.
  2. Healthy Fats: Coconut oil and hazelnuts are excellent sources of heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which can help improve cholesterol levels and promote cardiovascular health.
  3. Antioxidant-Rich: Cacao powder is packed with antioxidants, such as flavonoids, which protect the body against oxidative stress and inflammation.
  4. Minerals and Nutrients: Hazelnuts and cacao powder provide essential minerals like magnesium, calcium, and iron, supporting bone health and overall well-being.

Enjoy Your Guilt-Free Nutella!

With your jar of homemade healthy Nutella, you have the power to elevate any snack or dessert while knowing that it contains only natural, wholesome ingredients. Whether you spread it on whole-grain toast, dip your favorite fruits into it, or swirl it into smoothies, this delightful chocolatey treat is sure to satisfy your cravings without compromising your health.

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Nutella Healthy Recipe

Nutella Healthy Recipe

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Indulging in a delightful spread like Nutella without compromising our health sounds like a dream come true. Fortunately, with our homemade healthy Nutella recipe, that dream becomes a delicious reality. This guilt-free version replaces refined sugars and unhealthy fats with nourishing ingredients like cacao powder, coconut oil, hazelnuts, and natural sweeteners. Now, you can enjoy the rich, velvety chocolate goodness of Nutella while providing your body with essential nutrients. Let's embark on a journey to create a delectable and wholesome treat that will leave you craving for more.


  • 1 cup hazelnuts
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder (sugar-free)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil (melted)
  • 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup or date syrup (adjust to taste)
  • A pinch of salt (optional)
  • A drop of vanilla (optional)



  1. Roast the Hazelnuts: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Spread the hazelnuts on a baking sheet and roast them for about 8-10 minutes or until the skins darken and begin to crack. Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly.
  2. Remove the Skins: Once the hazelnuts have cooled down a bit, place them in a clean kitchen towel and rub them together to remove the skins. Don't worry if some bits of skin remain; it adds a lovely rustic touch.
  3. Blend the Hazelnuts: Place the peeled hazelnuts in a high-speed blender or food processor. Blend until they turn into a smooth and creamy hazelnut butter, resembling the consistency of store-bought nut butter.
  4. Add the Cacao Powder: Incorporate the cacao powder, melted coconut oil, and a pinch of salt (if using) into the hazelnut butter. Blend again until all the ingredients are well combined.
  5. Sweeten to Taste: Now, it's time to add the natural sweetener of your choice. Begin with 2 tablespoons of maple syrup or date syrup, and blend. Taste the mixture and add more sweetener if needed.
  6. Store in a Jar: Transfer the homemade healthy Nutella into a clean, airtight jar. It can be stored at room temperature for about two weeks or refrigerated for up to a month.


By making your own healthy Nutella, you take control of what goes into your favorite chocolate spread, ensuring it aligns with your dietary preferences and wellness goals. This guilt-free version allows you to indulge in the creamy, nutty goodness while nourishing your body with essential nutrients. So, don't hesitate to give this homemade Nutella recipe a try and experience a healthier, more satisfying way to enjoy this beloved treat.

Can Nutella be healthy?

Yes ! Absolutely! This recipe is refined sugar free, palm oil free and without any preservatives or additives. You can tell it’s healthy.

What is a substitute for hazelnuts in Nutella?

You could try this spread with other nuts and seeds such as sunflower seeds or cashew nuts.

Is Nutella more healthy than peanut butter?

Yes & No. It always depends on the brand you chose. Check the amount of sugar, look for palm oil and any additives. The shorter the ingredients list, usually the better!

Did you make this recipe?

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