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vegan nutella with hazelnuts and dark chocolate, served on a wooden cutting board
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Vegan Nutella

Dark, rich, creamy vegan nutella is made with raw hazelnuts, dark chocolate, and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. It is a decadent chocolate hazelnut spread for dipping fruit, or slathering over pancakes, toast, and more!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Condiment, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Italian, Vegan
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Lactose, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 16
Calories: 187kcal
Author: Anjali Shah


  • 2⅔ cups unsalted raw hazelnuts
  • cup 70% dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil use up to 2 tbsp for even more richness
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup use up to 4 tbsp if you want it to be sweeter
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 date optional


  • Heat your oven to 350°F.
  • Spread the hazelnuts on a baking sheet, and roast for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, and place into a food processor or high-speed blender. Blitz for a few minutes, until you have a thick and creamy nut butter. (You'll probably need to stop and scrape down the sides of the container a few times.)
  • While the nuts are processing, break the chocolate into small pieces and melt with the coconut oil (can be done in the microwave or on the stovetop).
  • Once the nut butter is ready, add the melted chocolate and coconut oil, maple syrup, almond milk, vanilla extract, and salt. If using a date (for more sweetness), add at this time. Blitz for another couple of minutes, until everything is completely mixed together and smooth.
  • Transfer to an airtight jar, and store at room temperature or in the fridge for a thicker texture. It will keep for a month.




Top Tips for Making Vegan Nutella
  • Use raw unsalted hazelnuts for the best flavor and health benefits.
  • Use at least 70% dark chocolate to achieve a rich chocolatey flavor.
  • Be sure to allow the hazelnuts to process until they create a nut butter. This will ensure you have a creamy texture.
  • Don't skip the coconut oil. The coconut oil helps to give this healthy nutella a luscious texture that isn't grainy.
  • For a thinner consistency store at room temperature. For a thick consistency, refrigerate.
  • Try adding a dash of instant coffee to the recipe to enhance the chocolate flavor even more.
Nutritional info calculated using 88% dark chocolate and 1 date.


Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3.5g