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June 7, 2015

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 the taste of Nutella.

Except that I don’t.

I know. It sounds super confusing – let me explain: The thing is I think whoever got the idea of combining hazelnuts and chocolate was a genius. Simply brilliant. Those two flavours complete each other like strawberries & chocolate, balsamic & tomatoes, caramel & sea salt and goat cheese & honey. Yum…

So whenever people talk about Nutella truffles, Nutella muffins (wait – I gotta make that) 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 smagen af Nutella.

Hvis man lige ser bort fra, at jeg ikke kan lide smagen af Nutella.

Jeg ved det. Det lyder super forvirrende, så lad mig forklare: Jeg synes fuldt og fast, at den person, der fandt på at kombinere hasselnødder og chokolade, var et geni. Det er brillant. 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 (åh ja, god ide Josefine – det skal prøves) 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 had to make my own hazelnut chocolate spread. I am aware almost every health blog has a healthy Nutella recipe, but then let me join the movement (;


”Og hvorfor så det?” spørger jeg mig selv. Det er simpelt hen 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. Jeg ved godt alle sundhedsblogge efterhånden har en Nutella opskrift, men så hopper jeg altså bare lige med på bølgen.

Healthy Nutella - Gourmet Chocolate Spread with Roasted Hazelnuts

I took this Nutella a step further by roasting the hazelnuts and adding in some almonds. Because nothing, whatsoever, beats roasted hazelnuts. And almonds make everything better.

It’s sweetened with dates – so no bad sugar here.



Jeg tog den lige skridtet videre med den her Nutella og ristede hasselnødderne og tilføjede mandler. For let’s be real – intet slår smagen af ristede hasselnødder. Og mandler gør alt bedre.

Nutellaen er sødet med dadler – så intet super skidt sukker her.


Healthy Gourmet Nutella

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 cup

Serving Size: 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 responses to “Healthy Gourmet Nutella”

  1. Kathryn says:

    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. Katherine says:

    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. Hannah says:

    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. Anne says:

    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. Adina says:

    A great present for my best friend, she goes through a nutella glass every week.

  8. LOVE Nutella! But healthy Nutella is even better! Looks delicious, Josefine! :D

  9. 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 ;)

  10. How good is chocolate with hazelnuts? I have been making a whole bunch of healthy creations with these ingredients lately but yet to try homemade nutella – I need to give this a go!

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