While perusing through some new blogs the other day, I found a recipe on Civilized Caveman that really drew me in. Paleo Nutella.
Confession: There has never been Nutella consumed in my house. My mother has never purchased a jar and I didn’t even have my first taste until 2 years ago when my cousin was like, “whattttt you’ve NEVER had NUTELLA?!”. She was 7 and I was 20 so I had to get on that.
I was craving something creamy and decadent so I knew I had to make this as an
everyday, ahem, occasional treat.
I modified the recipe a bit to fit my needs and I am in love with the result.
Notella: (modified slightly from the original version posted here.)
1/2 to 3/4 cup of full fat coconut milk (from a can)
1 cup roasted hazelnuts (simply throw them in an oven for 5-8 minutes to roast)
2 Tbs. unsweetened dark cocoa powder (100% cocoa)
1/2 tsp. honey
1/4 tsp. vanilla
Sprinkle of salt
In a food processor, blend hazelnuts until they are chopped up and relatively smooth.
Slowly pour in 1/2 cup coconut milk as the mixture continues to blend.
Stop processor and add cocoa, vanilla, salt and honey.
Process again and add in up to another 1/4 cup of coconut milk. Add milk until it is smooth and creamy.
Remove from processor and eat with a spoon. Or on top of things. Whichever you prefer.