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Vivica Menegaz

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Hi I am Vivica, welcome to my blog! I am a certified nutritionist and the creator of the Healing Foods Method. My philosophy of healing is to let the right foods delight you, nourish you and make you healthy!

Homemade Nutella

Home-made Nutella

I do not know anybody who has tried Nutella and not loved it. Something about the nuttiness, the creaminess, the chocolatiness….

well I have been trying to replicate Nutella in a healthy way for a while, and I feel like I got close enough to share my results.

You be the judge of this homemade Nutella alternative, which is actually not bad for you. (Mind, it is not a diet food, as it’s quite calorie dense…)

Also I am trying to come up with snacks for kids that would make the transaction to healthy foods easier. So this could be a step in the right direction of feeding your family healthier stuff.

And it’s easy to make!


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Home-made Nutella
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Prep time: 
Total time: 
An healthy alternative to the famous chocolate spread. This one tastes just as good...and does not contain a bunch of harmful ingredients!
  • 1 cup raw hazelnuts, shelled
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder
  • ½ stick organic cultured butter
  • 1 to 4 drop liquid stevia
  • ½ cup coconut water
  • 1 teaspoon organic liquid vanilla
  1. Toast hazelnuts in a skillet over low flame, for about 10 min.
  2. Let cool and roll between your hands to remove skins.
  3. (you can gently blow on the hazelnuts then and the skin will fly off)
  4. Grind nuts in a coffee grinder until pulverized.
  5. (If you own a vitamix you can skip this step and just put all the ingredients in the blender)
  6. In a food processor mix the ground hazelnuts with the softened butter and the rest of the ingredients.
  7. Mix thoroughly until smooth. You can add the coconut water a little at the time until the desired consistency is reached.
  8. You can keep the resulting cream in a glass jar in the fridge, and bring to room temperature before spreading.
I do not own a fancy blender of food processor. If you do this whole process would be a lot easier and the resulting paste much smoother, closer to the commercial version.

Home made Nutella

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Comments 15

  1. Lazzaro says:

    How can we get some here in LA Vivi?

  2. stacy canney says:

    Such a simplistic idea. Yet so tasty. I love it. Thanks Viv!

  3. Pfffft, who needs “diet food”, anyway! This looks delish… sharing on my Facebook page!

    • The Nourished Caveman says:

      He he, Rachel, didn’t you know that fat does not make you fat 😉
      Thank you!! PS love your blog!

  4. Leslie says:

    Can’t wait to try this!
    Haven’t been able to have Nutella because it has soy in it so this will be wonderful!

    • The Nourished Caveman says:

      YAY Leslie!!! PS In my photo the texture is a bit coarse because I did not have a good food processor at that time. You can always pre-grind the hazelnuts in a coffee grinder to make it smoother!!

  5. Anastasia says:

    Can you make it with creamed coconut or coconut oil instead for dairy free version? Has anyone tried it?

    • The Nourished Caveman says:

      Hi Anastasia!
      Yes I think coconut cream would work just as well…or maybe ghee…I will have to try that too 🙂

  6. Marina says:

    Thank You very much! The best recipe I’ve ever tried!

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  8. jack li says:

    your recipe is very tasty and delicious.i am thankful to you.hats off.

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