Healthy Vegan Nutella (Date-Sweetened)
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How to make a healthy, vegan nutella at home, sweetened by dates. This recipe also includes a raw vegan option for homemade nutella.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
  • 2 cups dry roasted hazelnuts (or raw hazelnuts soaked overnight)*
  • 18 soaked and pitted medjool dates (about 1¾ cup)
  • 5 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1¼- 1½ cup raw cashew milk (or any other plant-based milk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla (optional)
  • tiny pinch of salt (optional)
  1. Pulse roasted hazelnuts in a food processor until a very smooth butter forms, it should be almost a liquid.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor, and blend until very smooth. If you would like a thinner and smoother consistency, keep adding more almond milk 2 tbsp at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
  3. Enjoy on toast, with fruits, or straight out of the jar! Store in a mason jar and refrigerate for later use.
*To dry-roast raw hazelnuts on your own, bake them at 350F for 15 mins. They should be fragrant and toasted once done. Roll them in a clean towel to rub off the skin, which can add bitterness.
**This recipe makes a lot of Nutella, and can easily be halved. This Nutella can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for a couple of weeks. I prefer to make the full amount because it's easier to reach a smooth consistency in my larger food processor.
Recipe by Zen and Zaatar at