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Keto Beginner’s Nutella – Low-Carb Hazelnut Spread
Keto Beginner’s Nutella – Low-Carb Hazelnut Spread
Keto Beginner’s Nutella – Low-Carb Hazelnut Spread

Ingredients

250 g hazelnut, roasted
50 g sweetener, powdered
25 g cocoa powder, dark, organic, unsweetened
50 ml heavy cream, room temperature
25 ml milk, room temperature (optional)
Nutella is a chocolate spread adored by ...everyone? As of today, we have a decent, healthier substitute that is low-carb, sugar-free and keto-friendly!

Instructions

1.You will need a pretty powerful food processor to turn roasted hazelnuts into butter. You should process the nuts until you get a rather liquidy butter (no worries, that is how it is supposed to be)
2.Heat up the heavy cream and gradually add cocoa powder and sweetener while continuously whisking. Whisk until it is evenly combined. Set the mixture aside.
3.Start whisking in spoons of butter into the heavy cream mixture. Keep on adding butter until you have about half of the butter left.
4.Use the food processor again to combine the two mixtures. Process until smooth. If you get a mass that is too thick, add some milk to it until you hit the right thickness level. I got the recommendation that cow milk is the best for this part, therefore I decided to go for it (and you need a really small quantity). If you avoid milk completely, try substituting it with coconut or almond milk.

Nutella is a hazelnut chocolate spread with the unique taste. But I think there is no need to explain this deliciousness to anyone – who doesn’t adore Nutella?!

This delicacy was invented by an Italian guy, mister Pietro Ferrero, a baker. Initially, it was called Pasta Gianduja and the first batch was made and sold in 1946. Later, it developed into a creamy spread. They called it Supercrema at first and the first jar with the title Nutella left the factory in 1964. From then on it started growing popularity all over Europe.

Though very hard to resist, Nutella is a forbidden fruit to a plentitude of us with fluctuating weight. Therefore, it seemed mandatory to make a healthier version which we could occasionally enjoy. It was not an easy task, but it was worth it!

The basis of all the “healthy” Nutella recipes I came across is hazelnut butter. To make any nut butter you will need a really need a food processor/blender with a lot of power. I use Vitamix Explorian blender – it is very powerful and not too big in size (we are a “family” of 2 after all).

Some people use chocolate, some add cocoa powder to hazelnut butter. I stick to high-quality cocoa powder because I like to make everything from scratch and using chocolate somehow seems like cheating. I’ve tried more than 5 versions of this spread, always changing some bit and they were all good… But this one is great!

This spread can serve you as a basis for some other keto-friendly desserts.

*1 serving = 20g

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