Homemade Nutella hazelnut spread

I grew up in Italy and Nutella had a big role in my childhood (…and not only in my childhood!!). I do not know exactly what intrigues me more..the chocolaty taste, the creamy texture or just the fact that I can keep eating it without stopping 🙂

nutella quadrato

It doesn’t surprise anybody that my little Luca is addicted to Nutella as I am.



That’s the reason why I’ve been trying different recipes of homemade hazelnut spread (that’s what Nutella is) up until I found the one Luca liked. The test was easy: two samples of bread with Nutella and homemade Nutella in front of him…no difference noticed. Recipe approved…and now shared with you!

nutella ingred

Hazelnuts: you can buy them already roasted or roast them. If you do them by yourself it’s cheaper and I truly think that the taste is more intense. If you do not have time to roast them, no worries, the roasted hazelnut will work too!

Place the hazelnuts on a parchment paper on a baking sheet and roast them in the preheated oven at 400 F. for 10 minutes.


Once roasted the skin will be easy to remove. Place them in the center of a big cotton dish cloth, close it and start gently rubbing the hazelnuts. Do not be too picky about the hazelnut being perfectly without any piece of skin.




Place the hazelnuts in a blender/food processor and start breaking them down for 2/3 minutes. You will see that the hazelnut powder will slowly transform in a creamy paste.




It’s time to add the other ingredients: vanilla extract, cocoa powder, agave, salt, coconut oil and milk and blend everything together.



Done! The homemade Nutella is ready to be tasted.


You can store it in the fridge for 2 weeks…usually here it’s gone in one week 🙂




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    Homemade Nutella hazelnut spread recipe | Channll
    May 22, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    […] Healthy and easy hazelnut spread: thick, creamy and almost addictive. A homemade simple substitution for the famous Nutella spread.<br />Check out the full recipe + ingredients on my blog:https://www.buonapappa.net/homemade-nutella-hazelnut-spread/ […]

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    May 24, 2014 at 9:19 am

    How long can we store it?

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      Barbara Lamperti
      May 24, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      Hi! I usually store it in the fridge in an air tight container or mason jar for 2/3 weeks. Enjoy! b

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    July 27, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    OMG! This turned out to be soo delicious. Thank You for the recipe. God Bless!!

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      Barbara Lamperti
      July 27, 2014 at 1:16 pm

      I’m so glad to hear that! The recipe is a result of a long testing phase made by my little Luca…he’s the “Nutella” expert 😉

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    April 21, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    hi barbara! I made this recipe today and it was wonderful! it really tastes like real nutella:)) so I’m so glad to find this recipe, it was so helpful, thank you!
    P.S. Luka is the cutest! :))

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      Barbara Lamperti
      April 21, 2015 at 11:28 pm

      Hi! I’m so glad you like the homemade Nutella recipe, it’s a big hit here at home 😉 Luca is a Nutella “expert” and what convinced me to share the recipe is the fact that he was very happy with the homemade version too!! ciao! b

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    June 23, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Can’t wait to try this. Will do this next week and let you know how it goes!

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      Barbara Lamperti
      July 5, 2015 at 12:31 pm

      Hi Ramon!
      yes, please let me know if you like the Homemade Nutella. My kids love it 😉 ciao, b

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    November 8, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Hi!! I really want to make this!!
    Could you tell me how many grams are the hazelnuts?? I already have hazelnut spread and i suppose it will be the same if i use it.

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      Barbara Lamperti
      November 8, 2015 at 5:39 pm

      Hi Ria!
      2 cups of hazelnuts are more or less 400gr.
      At the grocery store you can find good quality hazelnut and cocoa spreads. I usually check the ingredients list to see which kind of oils they use and the amount of sugar. The homemade version, of course, is healthier as you can control 100% what you are using. Enjoy!! b

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        November 9, 2015 at 2:45 pm

        Wow!! It’s like real nutella!! Thank you very much for the recipe!!
        I had a little problem though.. I used rice malt syrup and when I added the milk it changed the texture and from creamy it became crumply.. So never use rice malt syrup..
        By the way, the taste is amazing and fortunately it becomes creamy in the mouth. Thank god I didn’t waste the ingredients!!
        Next time i’ll use honey ^.^

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          Barbara Lamperti
          November 9, 2015 at 3:26 pm

          Hi Ria! I’m so glad you liked the hazelnut spread 😉 you can really play a bit with the ingredients. My husband likes it a bit more sweet, so I add few more Tablespoons of honey. Hi, hi. The rice malt syrup..sometimes switching ingredients doesn’t work 100%. But it is always worth to try, you really never know up until you taste it!! Ciao and thank you for watching BuonaPappa!! b

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