Who likes nutella?
I like nutella. A lot.
Unfortunately, it’s not exactly good for me. At all. Especially because I’m not a nutella on toast kind of girl. Nope, I like my nutella pure… and on a spoon.
Because of it’s far from healthful qualities I try to limit my nutella cumsumption to very rarely. Sometimes, though, I crave a little bit of chocolate hazelnut action. In comes homemade nut butter.
I’ve had my eye on this recipe for a while, and decided to finally make it a little while ago. I was rather disappointed with the result though, because it did not taste like nutella. Nor did it taste better in my opinion. It wasn’t that it was bad, it was just that it wasn’t what I was looking for.
But, I did not give up. Soon afterwards, I whipped up another batch of chocolate hazelnut butter, this time adding a twist of my own. Banana. I loved the sweetness it added, and although the resulting spread still didn’t taste just like nutella, I loved how it did taste, and would not hesistate to make it again.
Chocolate Banana Hazelnut Butter
- 1 1/3 cup hazelnuts, roasted with skins removed (see notes on roasting here)
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 large banana
- 1/3 cup milk (I used almond)
- pinch salt
- 1 tbsp powdered sugar (or more, taste to check)
Not in this recipe though. Here’s the nutrition label for this one:
A very similar serving size, and yet there’s less sugar, less fat, fewer carbs, fewer calories and more protein. Oh yeah, and it also tastes reeeeaaaalllllly good. How’s that for a great deal?
(By that way, those nutrition facts are for 7 servings)
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