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How to Make Homemade Nutella


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Recipe Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 48 Tablespoons
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If you love Nutella, you’re going to love these directions on How To Make Homemade Nutella. It’s so easy to make and it tastes just like the real thing, you’ll never want to buy store-bought Nutella again!

If you love using homemade recipes to avoid trips to the grocery store, then this is the recipe for you. This spread is perfect on toast, in crepes, or even eaten straight off the spoon!

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Homemade Nutella

Nutella was first invented back in the 1960s in Italy. Today, Nutella is known all over the world and is loved by people of all ages.

One of the best things about making your own Nutella at home is that you can control what goes into it. You can make it as healthy or unhealthy as you want!

Why I Love This Recipe

This recipe for Nutella is so easy to make and is also much cheaper than buying store-bought Nutella. A jar of Nutella costs around $4, but this recipe only costs about $2 to make!

  • Easy to make
  • Perfect for picky eaters
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma
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Ingredients

This recipe only requires a few simple ingredients that you can find at your local grocery store.

  • raw hazelnuts
  • coconut oil, melted
  • salt
  • vanilla
  • powdered sugar
  • chocolate chips, semi-sweet or milk
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
Homemade Nutella ingredients

Substitutions

Nuts: If you can’t find hazelnuts, you can also use almonds or walnuts. Just make sure to adjust the amount of sugar in the recipe depending on which nut you use.

Chocolate Chips: I like to use semi-sweet chocolate chips in this recipe, but feel free to use milk chocolate or even dark chocolate.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a handful of kitchen tools to help you make this delicious homemade Nutella.

How to Make Homemade Nutella

This homemade hazelnut spread comes together in just a few easy steps. This recipe is worth the effort, and is especially great at helping you avoid a trip to the grocery store.

Step 1: Air fry the hazelnuts

Place the hazelnuts in the air fryer basket and cook on 350 for 15 minutes.

hazelnuts in air fryer next to bowls of chocolate chips and powdered sugar

Step 2: Cool the hazelnuts

Place roasted nuts on a towel to cool, and once cool to touch, remove the skins by rubbing between fingers or rolling in the towel to loosen.

roasted hazelnuts drying on a white towel

Step 3: Blend the hazelnuts until smooth

Place nuts in a food processor and blend with coconut oil until a paste is formed.

hazelnuts and coconut oil blended in a food processor

Step 4: Add in the remaining ingredients

Once nuts are finely chopped into a paste, add the vanilla, powdered sugar cocoa and melted chocolate chips. Continue to blend to buttery consistency. 

ingredients needed to make homemade nutella in a food processor

Step 5: Store the hazelnut spread

Store the spread in a clean mason jar or other airtight container.

overhead view of Homemade Nutella in a jar

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

There are so many ways that you can customize this recipe to make it your own. Here are a few of my favorite ideas:

Mocha: Add in a teaspoon of espresso powder for a mocha flavor

Dark Chocolate: Use dark chocolate chips for a richer flavor.

Cinnamon: Sprinkle in some cinnamon for a touch of sweetness.

Serving Suggestions

This hazelnut spread is so versatile and can be used in so many different ways. Here are a few of my favorite serving suggestions:

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Tips

Here are a few tips and tricks to help you make the best homemade Nutella.

  • If your hazelnut spread is too thick, add in a little bit of milk or cream until it reaches the desired consistency.
  • If your hazelnut spread is too thin, add in more hazelnuts or chocolate chips.
  • You can store this hazelnut spread in the fridge for up to two weeks.
  • If you want to make a smaller batch, just halve all of the ingredients.

FAQs

Do you have questions about How to Make Homemade Nutella? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How to store

Store in an airtight container or mason jar in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Can you freeze hazelnut spread?

Yes, this recipe can be frozen. Just place it in a freezer safe container and it will last for up to 6 months.

What can I use instead of hazelnuts?

If you can’t find hazelnuts, you can also use almonds or walnuts. Just make sure to adjust the amount of sugar in the recipe depending on which nut you use.

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Homemade Nutella

Corinne Schmitt
Make your own delicious homemade Nutella to enjoy with fruit, toast, or in your favorite recipes!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 48 Tablespoons
Calories 81 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • kitchen towel
  • Food Processor
  • airtight container or mason jar

Ingredients
  

  • 12 ounces raw hazelnuts
  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips semi-sweet or milk
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Instructions
 

  • Place the hazelnuts in the air fryer basket and cook on 350 for 15 minutes.
  • Place roasted nuts on a towel to cool and once cool to touch, remove the skins by rubbing between fingers or rolling in the towel to loosen.
  • Place nuts in a food processor and blend with coconut oil until a paste is formed.
  • Once nuts are finely chopped into a paste, add the vanilla, powdered sugar cocoa and melted chocolate chip. Continue to blend to buttery consistency.

Nutrition

Serving: 2TablespoonsCalories: 81kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 50mgPotassium: 58mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 7IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
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