Homemade Raw Nutella

Homemade Raw Nutella

Written by contributor Felicia Clark of A Simply Raw Life.

Say what?  Homemade raw Nutella?  Why yes!  Who doesn’t like Nutella, right?  For those of you who are not familiar with Nutella it is a very delicious chocolate hazelnut spread that tastes great on just about anything.  I don’t know about you, but I grew up eating Nutella as a treat.  So, when I changed my diet to consiste of mostly plant based and unprocessed foods this was one of those things I had to figure out how to make.  Fortunately, there is such a great community of plant based, raw and vegan cooks out there, it wasn’t hard to come up with a recipe.  I got my inspiration from Fragrant Vanilla Cake.  I love how Amy can transform just about any of our old time favorite desserts into a delicious raw unprocessed treat.

Homemade Raw Nutella

Homemade Raw Nutella Recipe


For the cake:

1 cup hazelnuts
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/3 cup agave nectar   
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 tablespoons raw cacao powder, or carob powder
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted to liquid form
1/4 cup almond milk 


Blend the hazelnuts in a food processor until finely ground.  Add the sea salt, agave, cinnamon and vanilla and process until combined well.  While the motor is running, add the coconut oil slowly and then the almond milk to make it smooth. Blend until as smooth as possible.  This may take a while.  Store in an airtight jar in the refigerator and enjoy!  I hope you enjoy this treat as much as I do.

Homemade Raw Nutella


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9 Responses to Homemade Raw Nutella

  1. Arianna Carlson January 3, 2013 at 5:06 am #

    NO WAY! This is awesome! I grew up on Nutella, so of course my son is a big fan! Would love to try this, but it’ll go against my commitment to better eating 🙂

    Perhaps after the 30 Day Green Smoothie Challenge.

  2. Felicia January 3, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

    That’s awesome Arianna! I am doing the 30 day Green Smoothie Challenge too. My meals are about 80% raw food and this is one of my favorite raw indulgences! I hope you enjoy it! xF

  3. Family Sponge January 4, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    I’m still drooling over this one Felicia! It’s on my list to make very soon. I haven’t had nutella since I backpacked through France seven years ago. I was addicted to the banana nutella crepes. —Jen

    • Felicia January 7, 2013 at 9:37 am #

      Thanks Jen! I think we all have fond memories of Nutella…haha! This is a great raw version. Hope you like it as much as I do! xF

  4. cristina January 7, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

    i love this! i used to love nutella but it doesnt taste the same anymore and it has of course so many icky ingredients so i will try this

  5. Felicia January 7, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

    Cristina, soooo true! Too many icky ingredients. I hope you like it! xF

  6. Sveta March 22, 2013 at 7:44 am #

    I may try to soak the hazelnuts so they would be easier to blend. Can’t wait to try it!

  7. sim'aria May 19, 2013 at 10:44 pm #

    can’t wait to try. where does a raw vegan eat in brooksville? i go into tampa once a month & eat at kaleisia boba on fletcher & that vegan rest a block away & shop at whole paycheck i mean foods. if you go to gainsville check out karma kream vegan ice cream & toppings. there is also a great Jewish rest. there.

  8. Sarah February 3, 2014 at 2:03 am #

    I made this yesterday as I’m sick of my boys consuming so much Nutella. It was not easy to make in the blender as it kept sticking to the bottom so the blades whizzed free.

    In the end though, I got it into a jar and in the fridge and told the boys about it. They tried some and… didn’t like it. They might come round to accepting it as a chocolate spread, but it doesn’t taste like Nutella, they said. Oh well…

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