In my ongoing quest to live a healthier lifestyle, I try to avoid overly-processed and high-sugar foods. Luckily for me, I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but I do love hazelnut spread. I was shocked to discover that the “branded” spreads contain only 13% hazelnuts and a whopping 56% sugar. This homemade version contains 82% hazelnuts and just 12% sugar. I would still consider this a sweet treat, so I wouldn’t be eating it wholesale. However, as sweet treats go, it’s pretty low in sugar and pretty dense in nutrients. You could reduce the sugar if you liked, but I find it needs this much sugar to counteract the bitterness of the nuts and dark chocolate.
This recipe is super-quick and easy. I hope you enjoy it! Continue reading “Homemade Nutella”