Why make a homemade vegan Nutella? Have you caught yourself reading labels endlessly on all the chocolate hazelnut and peanut butter spreads hoping one of them is dairy-free and vegan? Don't lie, I know you have; we all have dreams of a vegan Nutella. But it's super easy to make your own homemade chocolate hazelnut spread. If you can't find hazelnuts, walnuts or cashews will work, but don't taste quite like real Nutella.
If you really want a treat, try adding a tablespoon or two of a rich flavored oil, such as walnut oil or coconut oil instead of plain vegetable oil. Now pardon me while I lick my spoons....
- 1 1/2 cups hazelnuts
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 3-4 tbsp vegetable or safflower oil
- 2 tbsp soy milk
Using a food processor
, grind the hazelnuts until fine and powdery. Process for another minute or two. If your food processor is strong enough, the hazelnuts will eventually turn creamy and smooth. If you're using a less powerful food processor, this won't happen.
Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth and creamy, adding a little bit more or less liquid to get desired consistency.