Did anyone else hear about that lady in California who sued Nutella because it wasn’t as healthy it claimed to be? Pretty crazy, eh? Another good reason to read the nutrition label instead of relying on what marketers tell you.
The thing is, Nutella, or chocolate hazelnut butter, has the potential to be really nutritious! Growing up, we never had it. In fact, we still have never eaten Nutella. The first time I (Julie) ever remember seeing Nutella was at a friends cottage, and I thought it looked disgusting and wouldn’t touch the stuff. Brittany thought it was an outlandish idea, having chocolate for breakfast, and didn’t want any either. What were we thinking!?!
Of course chocolate for breakfast is amazing, and chocolate hazelnut butter is just as unreal.
But we digress. The real solution to this lady’s problem is to make her own.
It’s easy, not overly expensive, way more nutritious and soooo good!
It’s good on toast, pancakes, overnight oats, stuffed in a crepe with bananas…. pretty much everywhere, actually. Hello… it’s chocolate!
And, our dear friends, what can’t chocolate do? In our opinion, chocolate is the original super food.
So go ahead, slather it on… everything. And you can skip the hassle of a lawsuit, this one is a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Chocolate Hazelnut Butter
Cook time: 10min
Prep time: 10min
2 c. raw hazelnuts
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1-2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
Preheat oven to 350. Roast hazelnuts for 10min. Remove skins (don’t worry if they don’t all come completely off).
Put nuts in food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Add cocoa powder and blend again until smooth.
Add maple syrup and blend again until smooth. It will “gum up” at first, but fear not! It will smooth out after a couple of minutes.
Did you like Nutella as a kid?