Homemade Nutella

Homemade is always best! A week ago, I suddenly felt like trying a vegan and sugarfree nutella. But I really didn’t expect that it would turn out so great right away. Prospi was also surprised by the result of the experiment. This is why we have both been eating homemade nutella daily during the last week. We have already tried all kinds of variations. As bread spread, in our morning porridge, plain from the jar, in a cake dough, as muffin topping, etc.

The only three ingredients to make this variation of nutella are dates, hazelnuts and cocoa powder. The result doesn’t taste of dates at all. In contrast, it is very nutty, as the roasting process intensifies the taste of the hazelnuts. The recipe is very easy and by all means worth a try!

Put the hazelnuts in a small gratin dish.

Roast them in the oven for 15 minutes at 200°C.

After removing from the oven, cover them with 300 ml water and add the dates. Leave this for at least an hour so that the hazelnuts and the dates can soak up the water.

Afterwards, add the cocoa powder as well as well as optionally a pinch of salt and blend it all together. If you don’t have a food processor, just use your hand blender.

The longer you blend the ingredients, the creamier turns out your homemade nutella. As you see on the pictures, it is difficult to reach a 100% smooth consistency. Nevertheless, this doesn’t disrupt the taste. In my opinion, it’s even a plus!



plant-based (vegan), sugar-free, gluten-free, lactose-free, soy-free

for 1 medium-sized preserving jar

Preparation time:

Level of difficulty: very easy


  • 100 g/3.5 oz hazelnuts
  • 20 dates, stoned
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder


First, roast the hazelnuts in the oven for 15 minutes at 200C/392F. Soak them together with the dates in 300 ml water. After an hour, add the cocoa powder as well as well as optionally a pinch of salt. Blend this mixture very well.

Check out the video:

Keep your homemade nutella in a preserving jar in the fridge. It should be eaten soon.

Are you also surprised by the amazing result? In which combinations do you prefere the homemade nutella?

Here is the recipe as a PDF:

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