- 150 g hazelnuts
- 1 tbs maple syrup
- 2 tbs cacao powder (unsweetened)
- 1 tsp coconut butter or melted cacao butter
- a pinch of salt
Start by toasting the hazelnuts for 12 minutes at 180 °C – it should smell like a cake shop in your home by now. Leave them to cool for 30 minutes – or add them to the fridge for a faster cooling.
Add a pinch of salt and blend them thoroughly until very smooth, it should look oily, shiny and liquid. Depending on the blender, this will take quite some time so be patient – up to 10 minutes if you use a traditional food processor. Add maple syrup (up to 2tbs if you prefer it sweeter) and blend again for a short time. Transfer to a bowl and fold in the cacao by hand until well combined. By now the Nutella will be quite sticky at which point I suggest adding 1 tsp of coconut butter or melted cacao butter. Mix well and enjoy it fresh from the bowl 😜, at least that’s what I do !