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Do your kids love Nutella? Mine does. Not sure why though…I don’t believe I’ve ever bought a jar of the stuff (ever). Hmm….must be the commercials that have told her that she loves it. Anyways, I saw an article about Homemade Nutella in the Huffington Post and thought I’d give it a shot. Who doesn’t love a little nutty/chocolate spread on toast for breakfast. Mmmmmm….


1/4 cup hazelnut meal

Note: for a smoother texture run the hazelnut meal in a coffee grinder – works great!

1 tbsp cocoa powder

2 1/2 tbsp maple syrup

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1-2 tbsp coconut oil

Combine the ingredients in a food processor (I use my mini food processor).

Result? It tastes just like the real thing! Probably a little healthier than the real thing too. I don’t care what the commercials say ‘nothing but hazelnuts, skim milk and a hint of cocoa’. Whatever,….I’ve seen the ingredients; there’s more than that in there (including palm oil, soy lecithin, etc..). Again, as per usual, I’d rather just make it myself.

Did you know that although Nutella is originally an Italian product the main manufacturing plant for North America is in Brantford, Ontario? I didn’t know that until today. Even better is manufacturing it in my own home though :-)

~Guest Blog by Dallas~

My name is Dallas and my blog is called Southwestern Ontario Foodie. I write about local foods that I’ve sourced within Southwestern Ontario through farmers and at the market. As a family we eat 85% local and, as a result, cook seasonally. My motto is ‘Eat Fresh, Eat Local, Eat REAL Food’.

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