I was 11 years old when I was introduced to the magic of nutella. But it wasn't in the states back then. My step dad used to travel to Europe multiple times a month. He would bring home all sorts of European delicacies and my favorite was nutella. No one does food as well as the Europeans.
Ever since I started eating clean and avoiding processed sugars, I naturally haven't had these treats in years.
HOWEVER, God is good and led me to a PALEO recipe for nutella. :) Holy Hannah, I must be doing something right!! I did tweak it a bit, or a lot, so I'm pretending it's my recipe. ;)
So, here it goes!!
Homemade Paleo Nutella
- pre-heat your oven to 375. Spread your hazelnuts in a thin layer and bake for 10-15 minutes until the brown skins are dark brown and flaky.
- Put hazelnuts in a bowl and let cool.
- Once cool, trap hazelnuts between two bowls and shake vigorously. Brown skins should flake right off. (Don't stress about them coming all way off. You just want a majority of them off. :))
- Put the nuts in a food processor (or in my case, a magic bullet) and process until the natural oils start to emerge and the texture is smooth. (This may take a while, and you may have to scrape the sides of your food processor often)
- Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Store extra's in the fridge (if you have any) in a sealed container for up to two weeks. :)
We enjoyed some of our nutty nutella with strawberries and banana's!!
I will make a disclaimer, I haven't had regular nutella in ages, so I am not sure if they compare EXACTLY, but from what I can remember, it was close. AND, it was mega tasty either way!
|This is why your hazelnut butter should look like before you add all the other ingredients. CREAMY. :)|
|ON a delicious strawberry!|
|Chocolate covered banana! (this was each our favorite thing we dipped)|
Get your food processors cranking pals, it's worth the mess. :)
Happy, healthy, healing!!
*update 1. Um, I kinda woke up wanting this for breakfast...so I gave in. Don't judge.
Update 2: the flavors set SO much better being in the fridge over night. I recommend greatly refrigerating it before eating it! Or eat half and half like we did! Ha. It's just that good!