Keto Hazelnut Chocolate Spread
Delicious Keto Hazelnut Spread, that tastes just like Nutella. Perfect for those following a paelo or keto diet. Free from added sugar, and a good source of healthy fats and protein. This will fulfill any nutella cravings you've been having.
- 300 g Hazelnuts You can also sub for hazelnut butter, to skip having to roast and blend the hazelnuts.
- 1 tbsp Avocado Oil
- 2-4 tbsp Xylitol or Erythritol If you have a dog, do not use xylitol. It's not safe for the lil guys.
- 40 g Cocoa
- 0.25 tsp salt
Toasting the hazelnuts
Preheat your oven to 300F/Gas Mark 2/150C. Place the hazelnuts on a baking tray, and toast for 12-14 minutes until they become a light gold colour.
While still warm, remove hazelnuts from oven, place them in a ktichen towel and rub them until the skins come off.
Blending the hazelnuts
Once the skins are off, put the hazelnuts in a food processor and blend until they become a smooth paste. Add in the oil, and continue to blend. To guarantee you get a completely smooth paste you'd need quite a powerful food processor. Cheaper ones won't be quite as smooth, but still just as tasty.
Once smooth, add in the cocoa, and salt. Blend further to mix it together. Then transfer to an air tight container/jar, and place in the fridge until set.