Saturday, August 22, 2009

Homemade Nutella




Hi! My name is Diana Bauman from A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa. I am so happy to be guest blogging for Miranda. Thanks so much Miranda, for thinking of me :) When Miranda asked me to be a guest blogger, I wanted to share a recipe that captures the heart and essence of mother and children. CHOCOLATE... NUTELLA!!!! I remember reading not so long ago that Miranda had recently bought her first jar of Nutella... gasp... I know!! I was shocked and excited for her all at the same time. The wonderful creamy, silky, chocolatey, hazelnut spread that is adored by chocolate lovers throughout the world! Me being me, I had to try my hand at making it at home! If it can be packaged, it can be made at home... much healthier. I altered this recipe a bit from Steph Chows blog. I added coconut oil to make it a bit silkier and to add a bit of nutritional punch!
Did you know -- Coconut oil improves digestion, strengthens the immune system, and protects against bacterial, viral, and fungal infections.
(You can tell in the image that it's a little bit chunkier than I had wanted. My blender burned out a couple weeks ago making homemade gyro's :( I used my mini food processor which did the best it possibly could.. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can... LOL!)



Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup raw hazelnuts
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder
  • 3 tbs real maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
Method:
  1. Roast hazelnuts in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.


  2. Remove the skins by rubbing them with your hands.


  3. Blend the hazelnuts in a food processor or blender until they form into a thick butter.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth.
  5. Put into a jar and refrigerate.
That's it! So easy!! Once you try your hand at homemade Nutella, you can use it to make Miranda's Nutella Brownies :)

Buen Provecho!!

13 comments:

  1. Nice. I love Nutella!!! I eat it by the spoonful. I've got to try this at home.

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  2. O! So nice to see a home made version! I will try this!

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  3. Oh my gosh...homemade Nutella...AWESOME! I am soooo making this! Great guest post :D

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  4. Oh my, this is a definite must try for me. And to think it's nutritious too thanks to the coconut oil. Won't feel so guilty now.

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  5. I like the maple syrup addition! And this is so much healthier than the shop-bought stuff...

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  6. Awesome! I'm so glad you liked it and I bet the coconut oil added a nice smoothness to it!

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  7. Homemade nutella sounds fantastic! Excellent!

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  8. Homemade nutella would be a great gift idea. Thanks for sharing!

    Btw, I LOVE that last photo, very cool!
    ~ingrid

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  9. Hi Miranda!

    I was surprised to see Diana's link leading to your blog. Nice work here :)

    And thx for the recipe share!

    Cheers,
    Banu

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  10. I've gotta try this. Love nutella.

    Thx for sharing.

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