Healthy NutellaNutella was single handedly the hardest thing to give up when I started cooking and baking healthy nourishing food! However, like all my other recipes I soon realised I could make anything I used to eat and have it taste just as good or better. As hazelnut spreads in the supermarket are generally less than 10% hazelnuts and 90% sugar, I changed the recipe quite dramatically and found it not only has all goodness of natural nuts and nutrients but tastes better 🙂 So here is the recipe!


  • 2 c natural hazelnuts
  • 1/2 c cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp honey or rice malt syrup
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Firstly lay out the hazelnuts on a baking tray lined with baking paper and cook on high for about 10 minutes in the oven (or until nuts start to brown) This step loosens the bitter skin off the hazelnuts so it can easily be removed

Take out the hazelnuts and while they are warm and rub them against each-other in a paper towel until the skin comes off

Blend the skinned hazelnuts in a high speed blender until a nut butter forms (NB- this may take some time- depending on your blender, adding the coconut oil at this step may help the nut butter form)

Add all the ingredients to the nut butter and blend until well combined and smooth

Store in the fridge! My favourite uses are on my morning smoothie, crackers or toast

Let me know what you think xx