Copycat Nutella

If your go to Nutella alternative leaves you feeling calorie starved, and you want the real deal, calories and all... then this recipe is for you!


  • 3 cups hazelnuts
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp soy milk powder
  • 1.5 cups powdered sugar
  • Zero to 1 Tbsp coconut oil (I’ve found 1/2 tsp makes the best texture)
  • 1/4 tsp salt


Toast hazelnuts in an oven at 180°C / 350° F for 10-12 minutes (until aromatic). Remove from oven and cover in aluminium foil or a tea towel to steam for a few minutes before rubbing the skins off and discard.

When the hazelnuts have cooled down, but are still warm, begin grinding them in a food processor. Process for 10-15 minutes, scraping the bowl occasionally, until the hazelnuts have formed into a butter. This should not be grainy, and will be noticeably oily when you’ve reached the right consistency.

Add in and process the cocoa powder, soy milk powder and salt.

While the processor is running, slowly add in the powdered sugar. The mixture will create something like a dough ball.

Finally, add the coconut oil in small increments until the right consistency is achieved. Adjust until you get the consistency you want, but remember that the final product will be slightly less runny once it has fully cooled. If you have a good enough quality food processor and process the butter for 15 minutes+ then you can extract enough oil from the hazelnuts to put in next to no oil additional oil.

Pour your homemade Nutella into a jar and store or serve!

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Guest Blogger Zacchary Bird

I’m into indulgent food that looks and tastes like it shouldn’t be vegan, just to prove we can. See all recipes by Zacchary

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