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Recipes to Try If You Go Nuts for Nutella

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If love is an understatement for the way you feel about Nutella, these indulgent Nutella recipes are just for you. Whether you’re 7 or 70, chances are you’ve had a taste of this delicious hazelnut spread. And if you’re like us, you’re constantly thinking of ways to sneak it into your diet. We love a spoonful (or two) before bed, but if your creative juices are flowing it’s time to tie on that apron and set your oven to 350 degrees. Watch the video below to get some Nutella recipe inspiration.

For the haters who want to tell you that Nutella isn’t good for you, we say, “Live a little!” Everything in moderation, right? And if that means you’re compromising and opting for a sugar-free homemade hazelnut spread instead, then more power to you! And if you’re of the camp that believes if you’re going to eat dessert then you’re darn well going to enjoy it, you have every right to! Whichever way you choose to enjoy Nutella is up to you.

Nutella Recipes

Keep reading for some late-night Nutella recipes that will cure any sweet tooth.

How to Make Homemade Nutella

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup roasted hazelnuts, skins removed
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt flakes
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp virgin coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Blend ingredients about 5 minutes, scraping down the sides occasionally, until smooth.
  2. Spoon spread into a small airtight container.

Tips

  • Use as a filling for cakes or cookies, or spread onto bread.
  • To roast and peel your own hazelnuts, spread nuts on an oven tray and roast at 350 degrees for 8 minutes or until golden. Rub warm hazelnuts in a clean tea towel to remove skins; cool.

Nutella Mug Cake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 4 scoops chocolate ice cream

Instructions

  1. Microwave on medium power for 1½ minutes or until cooked but slightly gooey at the bottom.
  2. Serve immediately topped with ice-cream.

Tips

  • We used a 900-Watt microwave. If your microwave oven is a different wattage you may need to adjust the cooking time of the puddings.
  • You could also serve the puddings topped with chopped toasted hazelnuts.

For even more Nutella recipes, including Nutella tiramisu with roasted hazelnut crumbs and berry and Nutella shortcakes, visit Food to Love.

Before You Go, What Nuts Are in Nutella?

With a name like Nutella, it seems like a safe bet that it contains nuts, right? But what kind of nuts are in Nutella? According to Nutella’s website, the only nuts that make their way into the jar are hazelnuts. In ancient times, it was customary to donate hazelnuts to bring happiness, which seems fitting considering all the goodness and happiness the taste of Nutella brings.

But Seriously, Is Nutella Healthy?

You’ve probably seen nuts pop up in many healthy snack food articles because they’re a good source of vitamins and minerals like fiber, vitamin E, and potassium. Hazelnuts in particular are low in cholesterol and sodium, and they are high in vitamin E, copper, and manganese. So hazelnuts by themselves are pretty healthy.

That said, it’s best not to make Nutella a meal. There are only about 200 calories in a two-tablespoon serving size of Nutella, but if you spread it on a slice of toast — as most people do, according to a survey commissioned by Ferrero, Nutella’s parent company — you’ll add a whopping 21 grams of sugar and climb to 18 percent of your daily recommended fat intake. In terms of other jams and spreads, Nutella’s sugar levels are on par (There’s 22 grams of sugar in a serving of Smucker’s strawberry jelly), so do with those stats what you will.

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