‘Notella’ – A Healthy Chocolate Spread

We all know and love the scrumptious spread Nutella. But when you consider there are 5 teaspoons of sugar in each two-tablespoon serve, you wonder if there’s a better way.

Brenda Janschek - Notella a Healthy Chocolate SpreadWell, there are a few healthy versions of the Nutella recipe floating around, and I’ve played around with them and tweaked the living daylights out of these recipes to finally create my family’s favourite version.

We all think it’s much tastier than the commercial Nutella, and it’s much healthier too, using healthy oils, sugars and no artificial flavours. What’s more, as you’ll see, sugar is not the main ingredient in this recipe.

Notella for Sam


Chocolate Spread
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Total Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
  1. 1 cup hazelnuts
  2. 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  3. 1/4 cup pure maple syrup, brown rice syrup or raw honey (or a combination)
  4. 1 teaspoons vanilla extract (optional)
  5. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  6. 2 tablespoons coconut oil or macadamia oil (or mix of both)
  7. Coconut cream (optional: gives a silkier, creamier texture)
  1. Warm the nuts up in the oven then remove the skins by rubbing the nuts together in a tea towel. (To be honest I skip this step because my kids don't complain about the taste or texture but you may not want to risk it).
  2. Place nuts in a food processor and blend until smooth. This can take a few minutes.
  3. Add cacao powder, add sweetener of choice, vanilla, cinnamon and oil.
  4. Whizz up all ingredients.
  5. If you like it thick (my kids do) then you're done. If you like it a bit smoother add a little coconut cream, bit by bit, and whizz until desired consistency.
  6. Store in a glass jar in the fridge.
  1. Thermomix Instructions
  2. Whiz hazelnuts on Speed 9 for 1 minute
  3. Add cacao, sweetner of your choice, vanilla extract, cinnamon, oil of your choice and mix Speed 6 for 30 seconds.
  4. Push down the sides, add coconut cream if using and mix Speed 6 for 20 seconds.
  5. Store in a glass jar in the fridge.
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We love our Notella:

• spread on sourdough toast for breakfast or a snack
• spread over apples or bananas
• mixed with natural yoghurt
• spread on spelt and buckwheat pancakes
• mixed with warm milk for a hot chocolate
• eaten straight out of the jar with a spoon


Bren x

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  1. Cathy

    So mine turned out nothing like yours!! It’s still “bitty” and the oil isn’t mixed in. It tastes ok though! When you say blend the nuts until smooth, do you mean like a nut butter? I wasn’t sure if you meant like butter or just very fine nut crumbs. I think I got it wrong!!

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