Healthy Homemade Nutella

by Jen on June 16, 2014

Healthy Homemade Nutella


If you have kids like I do, you’ve probably bought Nutella at some point!  Or even if you don’t have kids…you’ve probably bought Nutella 😉  It’s seriously yummy stuff.  However, after switching over to more of a clean eating lifestyle, I have become more aware of ingredients in popular foods, foods like Nutella.

When you read the ingredients list on a jar of Nutella, it goes like this: sugar, modified palm oil, hazelnuts, cocoa, skim milk powder, whey powder, lecithin, vanillin.

Since sugar is listed first, that means it is the most prevalent ingredient, followed by modified palm oil, which is high in saturated fat and has no nutrition whatsoever.  Which is why I decided to try making my own healthy version of Nutella!  This recipe uses only clean eating ingredients. This recipe is also great for those with dairy allergies as I used all non-daily ingredients.

I’m happy to say that it turned out to be just as addicting delicious as the store bought version!!

This Healthy Homemade Nutella took me no time at all to make.  You could roast the hazelnuts on a different day if you wanted to save time, but you don’t need to as you are only roasting them for about 8 minutes.  Once it’s made, you can store it in the fridge for quite a while.

Healthy Homemade Nutella

My boys love this Healthy Homemade Nutella on their toast in the morning, or spread on a banana when they get home from school.  I personally like it right out of the jar!!

Healthy Homemade Nutella


Prep Time: 7 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 3 cups

Serving Size: 1 Tbsp

Recipe slightly adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie


  • 2 cups raw hazelnuts
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 2 tsp safflower oil (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place hazelnuts on a baking sheet and roast in oven for approximately 8 minutes. Remove from oven and rub hazelnuts together in a paper towel to remove the skins (it's okay if you don't get all of the skins off.)
  2. In a Vita-mix or food processor, add the hazelnuts and the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
  3. Add in some oil if you want it creamier or you can even add in a little more milk if you want to save the extra fat and calories.


Cal: 42 Fat: 4g Protein: 1g Carbs: 3g Fiber: 1g Sodium: 14mg

Weight Watchers Points+: 1

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1 Jen Riley June 16, 2014 at 6:15 am

Next time I go to the store I’m buying hazelnuts so, I can make this! I love chocolate so this will be a super yummy treat for me 🙂
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