by Gale Compton
We know what you’re thinking. Nutella? Healthy? But, it’s true! By using 100% whole food ingredients, we’ve discovered a way to make your favorite spread a lot better for your waistline. We recommend using Bittersweet Chips because they have no refined sugar, but if you just can’t make the switch, at only 57 calories per serving, our Skinny Nutella Spread is still much better for you than the traditional variety. Spread our Skinny Nutella Spread on some toast, make a banana and Nutella sandwich, or use a little to dip your favorite fruit slices in. Any way you spread it, Skinny Nutella Spread is a deliciously sweet, tasty, and skinnier treat!
You might also like our Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip.
Yields: 15 | Serving size: 1 tablespoon | Calories: 57 | Previous Points: 1 Points Plus: 2 | Total Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fats: 2 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg |Sodium: 21 mg | Carbohydrates: 4 g | Dietary fiber: 1 g | Sugars: 3 g | Protein: 1 g
- 1 cup hazelnuts, skinned
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips (for gluten and dairy free try Enjoy Life Brand and for no added refined sugar try SunSpire Bittersweet chips...grain sweetened)
- 3/4 cup lite coconut milk, canned (almond or regular milk will work)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons mild honey
- Pinch of Kosher or sea salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Evenly spread hazelnuts on a cookie sheet and roast approximately 15 minutes. Remove and allow to cool at room temperature. Remove skins by placing hazelnuts in a kitchen towel and rubbing until the skins fall off.
In a medium saucepan, add chocolate chips, milk, honey and salt, turn to low heat and heat until chips are completely melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly while preparing hazelnuts.
Add hazelnuts to a food processor and pulse until a butter like consistency...about 5 minutes. The nuts will have a slightly grainy consistency and that's okay, a little is fine. Add chocolate mixture to food processor and pulse until well combined with hazelnut butter.
Add nutella to a glass container, allow to cool completely, cover and refrigerate. Nutella will thicken after being refrigerated. This recipe makes approximately one pint.
NOTE: The fats in this recipe are healthy fats which come from the hazelnuts and coconut milk...both are superfoods that are packed with health benefits.
Homemade Nutella makes wonderful gifts for the holidays. Add Nutella to 1/2 pint sized canning jars, tie a bow around the lid and you've got your gifts!