Wednesday, 27 April 2016 11:11

Healthy Nutella

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This smooth and dreamy Healthy indulgence is my newest obsession! Soon to be your newest obsession.

Super-rich and creamy, this homemade Nutella rivals the decadence of that famous spread you find at grocery stores.This version is much lower in sugar (or it can even be sugar free!), is suitable for vegans or those with dairy allergies, and it’s high in Vitamin E, B vitamins, and healthy fats!

My homemade healthy Nutella version also has just half the calories of store-bought Nutella, and the surprise ingredient: black beans, which are loaded with protein and good for you fibre


Makes about 2 cups


½ cup of hazelnut butter or 1 cup of whole hazelnuts 

1 15-ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed 

4 Tbsp. cocoa powder 

2 Tbsp. butter or coconut oil, plus 1 Tbsp. if using whole hazelnuts

4 Tbsp. raw honey, or maple syrup plus more to taste

2 tsp. vanilla extra 

Pinch of sea salt


Total time: 5 minutes

In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, add hazelnut butter, black beans, cocoa powder, butter or coconut oil, honey, vanilla extract and salt. 

If using whole hazelnuts, first add hazelnuts to a food processor or a high-powered blender and pulse until smooth. Then add other ingredients, plus extra butter or oil. 

Add more honey to taste. Store in fridge up to 3 weeks.

Last modified on Thursday, 28 April 2016 00:10
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