Easy Cinnamon Hazelnut Spread

NUTELLA. This is my version of a healthy, homemade Nutella. Tristan LOVES Nutella (like most humans) and I really wanted a healthier version I could make at home. This recipe is inspired by one that I found from Deliciously Ella. I tweaked it a bit and added the cinnamon for the taste and health benefits.

I put this on apples, toast, banana bread, berries, ice cream, you name it! You can also make it a little chunky for some crunch. Think a cacao – hazelnut version of crunchy peanut butter.

Makes about 12 ounces

  • 3 cups of hazelnuts
  • 2/3 cup of pure maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • Olive or avocado oil spray
  • 1 heaping teaspoon of cinnamon

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Spray your hazelnuts with a little oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle your cinnamon and toss again.

Bake your hazelnuts for about 15 minutes and then allow them to cool. Once cool, add them to a food processor and blend until they’re smooth (or a little chunky if you prefer). Add your maple syrup and cacao and blend again. Depending on consistency you may need to gradually pour a little water to get it nice and smooth and blended. ENJOY!

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