Low-Calorie Nutella Spread: The Healthier Version of Your Favorite Classic

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Who doesn't love Nutella?

Homemade Skinny Nutella Spread

We know what you’re thinking. Nutella? Healthy? Maybe not the store-bought stuff. Luckily, we’ve developed a recipe for a healthy, guilt-free version of your favorite chocolate and hazelnut treat! By using 100% whole food ingredients, we’ve discovered a way to make your favorite spread a lot better for your waistline.

Lower Calorie Ingredients

We recommend using bittersweet chocolate chips because they have no refined sugar, but if you just can’t make the switch, you can use semi-sweet. At only 57 calories per serving, our low-calorie Nutella spread is still much better for you than the traditional store-bought variety.

So Many Ways to Enjoy it

Spread our Skinny homemade Nutella spread on some toast, make a banana and Nutella sandwich, or use a little to dip your favorite fruit slices in. It’s also delicious drizzled on ice cream or berries with coconut cream or sandwiched in our Kid-Friendly Apple Sandwiches.

Any way you spread it, low-calorie Nutella spread is a deliciously sweet, tasty, and skinnier treat!

You might also like our Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip, Macadamia Date Butter, and Chocolate Hummus Fruit Dip.

4.86 from 7 votes

Low-Calorie Nutella Spread: The Healthier, Homemade Version

Who doesn't love this chocolatey hazelnut spread? And now it’s even better with whole and nutritious ingredients!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Yield 20 people
Serving Size 1 tablespoon
Course Condiment
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 cup hazelnuts skinned
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup lite coconut milk or almond milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • pinch of kosher or sea salt


  • Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. Evenly spread the hazelnuts on a cookie sheet and roast for approximately 15 minutes. Remove and wrap hot hazelnuts in a kitchen towel and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Remove hazelnut skins by rubbing them with the kitchen towel. Discard the skins.
  • In a medium saucepan, add chocolate chips, milk, honey, and salt. Turn to low heat, and heat until the 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 texture is fine. Add the chocolate mixture to the food processor and pulse until well combined with hazelnut butter.
  • Add the Nutella to a glass container, allow it to cool completely, cover and refrigerate. The low-calorie Nutella will thicken after being refrigerated. This recipe makes approximately one pint.


The fats in this recipe are healthy fats that come from the hazelnuts and coconut milk. Both are superfoods that are packed with health benefits.
Homemade low-calorie 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!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 99mg | Sugar: 5g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3
Keywords Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Low-Carb

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  1. Could I do this recipie with Raw Cacao Powder? I´m allergic to vanilla and most chocolate chips have vanilla.. Thank you!

  2. this looks great! we LOVE NUTELLA!! we eat it every day at lunch with peanut butter. How long does this keep and does it need to be refrigerated?

  3. I was just wondering how you got the calorie breakdown? I can't seem to come up with any combination that gives me only 57 calories per serving! Also, can cocoa powder be substituted for the chocolate chips?

    1. Rola, We use Nutritiondata.self.com to calculate our data. You could but you would need to play with the ingredients to get it just right.

  4. How long does it stay fresh, or does it spoil? Although knowing my husband and son it wouldn't sit around long enough to do so anyway! Just curious so I can let people know if I give as a gift.

  5. Oh my goodness! Just made these, divine. Though I have to say creaming the butter, sugar, egg all together didn't work for me as the mix curdled and had to throw it out. Second time I creamed the butter and sugar then added the egg. Much better! Thanks

    1. Jan, if you are going to eat the nutella within a couple of weeks, and your home is not hot, then you may not have to. Technically, your supposed to refrigerate anything with homemade nut butter because if the nut oils go rancid you can get stomach problems. If you intend to go through the jar very quickly you don't have to. Also you can always refrigerate and then zap in the microwave for 15 seconds or so to make creamier again.

  6. what brand of chocolate chips did you use? I can't get the recipe below 120 calories per serving, calculating for 15 servings.

    1. Allye93, Be sure that you are calculating lite coconut milk, and that the calculator is not calculating regular coconut milk. I have just changed this to reflect 20 servings, which is more accurate, so the calories have gone down to 54. Thanks.

  7. Can you use a hazelnut butter instead of roasting the nuts….I don't have a food processor.

    1. We haven't tried using hazelnut butter, but we imagine that it would have the same consistency. 🙂

  8. Just made this. Its amazing! My 3 yr old LOVED it! Ive never been able to get her to eat whole wheat bread and she just inhaled it with 1 Tbsp of this on it! I wish i could share a picture!

  9. You always have what i want :), i have hazelnuts already skinned. Should i still roast? Thanks as always!

    1. Mimi, I’ve only used hazelnuts for this recipe. However, almonds might work. They would probably need
      to be soaked over night to soften up.

  10. Regarding refrigeration— this recipe calls for 3/4cup milk. Whether it’s coconut milk, almond milk, or regular milk, why would this Nutella not need to be refrigerated?
    Thank you for this healthier version of Nutella. I am astounded by the number of people that are so gullible as to believe that the Nutella that is sold in stores is healthy!! The first ingredient on the list is sugar. In other words, there is more sugar than nuts … … I bristle when I see the commercials touting it as a healthy breakfast food…

  11. Hi!
    This recipe looks so good!
    Can I replace honey with sugar free maple syrup or granulated stevia to bring calories down?
    If yes how much should I use?


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