Homemade Nutella

I truly LOVE Nutella. This is one of those food items that I never buy due to the sugar content. A 2 tablespoon serving of this delicious concoction contains almost as much sugar as a small Snickers bar  (Nutella: 21 grams of sugar vs. Snickers (small) bar: 24 grams of sugar). On that note, did you know that 1 teaspoon of sugar is the equivalent to 4 grams? So right there in a serving of Nutella, we have 5 1/4 teaspoons of sugar, which is almost double the amount of daily sugar recommended for a child (3 teaspoons). In an attempt to still have our Nutella and be able to eat it too, I decided to create this homemade Nutella recipe. The good thing is that it’s EASY to make! And it turned out absolutely delicious:

Ingredients:
2 cups raw hazelnuts
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup agave syrup
3 Medjool dates (pitted)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation:
In a food processor, grind the hazelnuts to a fine consistency. Add the cocoa and the agave syrup and continue to blend in the processor until they are of the consistency of butter (about 10 minutes). Add the pitted dates and blend for another 3 minutes. Add the almond milk, vanilla, coconut oil and salt and blend until it’s completely smooth. NOTE: Mine formed into a ball. It was very, very smooth. If you don’t like this consistency, you can add a bit more almond milk. Store in a Mason Jar. I was able to fill 1 large Mason Jar

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Nutrition facts:
Serving: 20
Amount per serving: 2 tbsp.
Calories: 112
Total fat: 9g  –
Saturated fat: 2g
Monounsaturated fat: 0g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0g
Trans fat: 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 31mg
Potassium 134 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 9g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Sugars 6g
Protein 2g

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