Healthy Gourmet Nutella

Healthy Nutella – Gourmet Chocolate Spread with Roasted Hazelnuts

Sund Nutella – gourmet chokoladepålæg med ristede hasselnødder

Healthy Nutella - Gourmet Chocolate Spread with Roasted Hazelnuts

I love Nutella. Except that I don’t.

Super confusing. The thing is I think whoever got the idea of combining hazelnuts and chocolate was a genius. A prodigy. The Einstein of Food. Those two flavours complete each other like strawberries & chocolate, balsamic & tomatoes, caramel & sea salt and goat cheese & honey.

So when people talk about Nutella truffles, Nutella muffins and Nutella grilled toast I am all like “ooh, YES PLEASE let’s make that RIGHT NOW!” But then I remember – I don’t like Nutella. At least not Nutella-Nutella.

Jeg elsker Nutella. Lige bort set fra, at jeg ikke kan lide Nutella.

Kæmpe forvirrende. Jeg synes fuldt og fast, at den person, der fandt på at kombinere hasselnødder og chokolade, var et geni. Et vidunder. Madens Eistein. De to smage fuldender hinanden som jordbær & chokolade, balsamico & tomater, karamel & havsalt og gedeost & honning. Uhmm…

Så hver gang folk snakker om Nutella trøfler, Nutella muffins og Nutella toasts er jeg altid sådan ”JATAK lad os lige lave det LIGE NU!”. Men så husker jeg pludselig på, at jeg ikke kan lide Nutella. I hvert fald ikke Nutella-Nutella.

Healthy Nutella - Gourmet Chocolate Spread with Roasted Hazelnuts

“Why?” I ask myself. It’s simply too sweet. I know I sound like a health fanatic, but that’s the truth. The sugar taste overrule the hazelnut and most importantly the chocolate flavour. So I always make mine myself. It’s easy, even more delicious, and you can eat it by the spoon.

Jeg synes, det er for sødt. Jeg ved det, jeg lyder som en sundhedsfanatiker. Men det er sådan det er. Sukkersmagen overrumpler hasselnødderne og – vigtigst af alt – chokoladen. Og hvad gør man så? Man laver da sin egen Nutella. Det er meget lettere, end man skulle tro, endnu mere lækkert, og lige til at spise med ske. 

Healthy Nutella - Gourmet Chocolate Spread with Roasted Hazelnuts


Healthy Gourmet Nutella

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 cup

1 tbsp

Healthy Nutella - Gourmet Chocolate Spread with Roasted Hazelnuts


  • 3/4 cup (120g. / 180mL) hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup (60mL) almonds
  • 2 tbsp. light sesame oil (or other taste neutral oil*)
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 medjool date (or two small very soft dates)


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C / 390ªF
  2. Place the hazelnuts and almonds on a baking sheet with baking paper and roast them in the oven for approx. 5 minutes or until they start to smell nice.
  3. Rub off the skin from the hazelnuts (I recommend doing this between two paper towels.
  4. Place the nuts in a food processor and blend until hey turn into butter. If you – like me – have a weak food processor this can take up to ten minutes.
  5. Once smooth add in the remaining ingredients and pulse to combine.
  6. Store in a mason jar in the fridge.


* It is important you use light sesame oil here, since dark has a very distinctive sesame flavour. Use oils such as sunflower seed oil, peanut oil or melted coconut oil. Or olive oil if you like the taste of olive oil and chocolate, which can indeed be an excellent combination.

22 thoughts on “Healthy Gourmet Nutella

  1. This looks amazing! I agree with you on the nutella being to sickly sweet, so I’ll definitely be sure to try this out, thanks for sharing : )


  2. Your pictures always make me want to step into this world of delicious food and airy backgrounds with the perfect lighting. This sounds weird, but I’m not much of a fan of storebought Nutella, but I’ve liked it homemade! Your nutella looks so thick and amazing AND it has almonds? You really can’t go wrong with adding almonds now can you? :-)

  3. I love love love the look of this spread! Chocolate and hazelnuts together are the best. I love Nutella but it makes me feel so guilty eating it haha, this healthy version would be a much better idea :)

  4. Mmmm this spread looks and sounds so delicious! I love that it’s a healthy alternative, using a date to sweeten it is such a great idea! I definitely have to try this!

  5. I’m not a big fan of the original nutella because it’s too sweet, therefore I prefer the healthier versions of nutella. I’ve made a similar version of this before and it was amazing. This one looks pretty delicious too :)

  6. Love Nutella!!! However, I too think it’s too sweet (but I’m too lazy to make it myself). I think it’s time I do so! Oh and crepes with this nutella and whipped cream would be amazing…

  7. This sounds absolutely super delicious! I will definitely NOT make this recipe, I would eat the whole thing in 2 seconds…but actually looks too good to make such statements, so we will see ;)
    BTW about Nutella, you just wrote exactly what I feel too. Like anything nutella-y sounds amazing, but then I try it and it’s too sweet! And no, it’s not just a health fanatic thing, I said the same way before I cared about healthy things…but homemade ones, YES! The ones I get totally excited about ;)

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