Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Almond Spread “Double Nut-ella” with Roundup and Giveaway!

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Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Almond Spread “Double Nut-ella” (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free, and More Free)

I admit it. I’m a Chocolate Hazelnut Spread, aka Nutella, lover. But here’s the thing, while Nutella is gluten free, it is not dairy free. I know that I need to eat dairy free as much as possible. Plus, Nutella is not exactly health food either. The specifications/ingredients per its manufacturer, Ferrero, are as follows:

Over 50 Hazelnuts per 13 oz. Jar

Contains No Artificial Colors
Contains No Artificial Preservatives

Ingredients: sugar, palm oil, hazelnuts, cocoa, skim milk, reduced minerals whey (milk), lecithin as emulsifier (soy), vanillin: an artificial flavor.

And no matter how much I have thought that I would be wise and eat in moderation when I have opened a jar of Nutella in the past, that has simply never happened. Never ever. Okay, maybe it has happened when I was using Nutella to make Flourless Peanut Butter Nutella Sandwich Cookies for an event. That’s forced self-control in that case, but otherwise, I have had no willpower once I’ve opened a jar of Nutella. It is most likely because of that very first ingredient, the one that makes up 55% of Nutella … sugar. Ah, that addictive sugar. Clearly, the hazelnuts and cocoa—as in “chocolate hazelnut”—only come in by weight as the third and fourth ingredients. Note that Ferrero pointed out that there were “No Artificial Colors” and “No Artificial Preservatives,” but they didn’t say, “Oh, there are artificial flavors.” Sure, one can read the label, but I just want to point out the marketing strategies used. And do your own research on vanillin and whether you want to consume it (especially if you suffer from migraines). Vanillin is at the least a semi-synthetic which contains no vanilla extract, and at the worst,  it contains other ingredients you may wish to avoid.

So you know where this is going. I wanted to make my own Chocolate Hazelnut Spread; i.e., my own homemade version of Nutella, a healthier one that contains more of the real food ingredients that one would expect, and I did, but let me tell you how that happened. The kind folks at Nuts.com sent me a sample of their flours—almond, chestnut, and hazelnut—quite some time ago. Life got busy and while I tested the flours out in a few of my usual recipes and even for this adoption post where I made Nut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, I didn’t get to the “playing around”/recipe creation that I wanted to do. Until this weekend.

Finally, yesterday I took an idea that had been planted in my head by my friend Jules (Jules Speaks Gluten Free and Jules Gluten Free) when she shared How to Make Your Own Almond Flour (or Oat Flour). I brought that idea to life in the creation of my Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Almond Spread. Jules’ words were: “Be careful when grinding almonds or other nuts, as over-processing will quickly take flour/meal to nut butter!” Now I’ve seen many recipes for homemade “Nutella” … Chocolate Hazelnut Spread. All required starting with hazelnuts. Okay, that makes sense, right? But I didn’t have hazelnuts and I didn’t particularly want to order them online, roast them, rub the skins off, and process them into hazelnut butter. That seemed too laborious to me. I know … I can be lazy and, admittedly, I might have felt differently if I could have picked up a pound at my local grocery store.

But I did have hazelnut flour from Nuts.comhazelnut flour + the idea planted from Jules’ word of caution = Eureka! Yes, I finally realized that I could start with the hazelnut flour versus hazelnuts. Oh my goodness, making homemade Nutella-style spread using hazelnut flour was sooo much easier than the alternative! And it’s good! I added a small amount of ready-made almond butter to aid in the creaminess and make the hazelnut flavor a bit less pronounced. Now to be clear, my Chocolate Hazelnut Almond Spread does not have the processed creaminess or same “liquidity” of Nutella or even the same flavor, but I really like the rich flavor that it does have and I’m totally fine with the more primitive texture. Plus, I love the real food ingredients in this version. And, hey, it’s lasted two days so far—that’s a new record!

Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Almond Spread, Double Nut-ella from gfe … One Less Cracker

Mr. GFE tried it and I asked for his assessment. While the loaded cracker was still in his mouth, I got the mumbled “Good.” A few seconds later, his assessment was “Very good.” Then he stated, “First, you get the crunchiness and saltiness of the cracker and then you get the rich hit of chocolate. Nice.” Then he proceeded to give me a little explanation on how we experience different tastes via different areas of our tongue and added that there is a tongue map. Uh, sorry, Mr. GFE, it turns out that is a myth. A longstanding myth and one perpetuated in school textbooks, but a myth nonetheless. I looked it up. And thank goodness it is a myth and I can taste this Chocolate Hazelnut Almond Spread on every part of my tongue!

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Chocolate Hazelnut Almond Spread, Double Nut-ella … The Crackers Are Disappearing

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Last, I wanted to let you know that this post is part of this year’s Home for the Holidays event. This year’s event will be quite a bit different from last year’s “over-the-top” and oh, so wonderful event. That one included over 20 amazing gluten-free bloggers and you will definitely want to check out the recipes that mean “home” and “holidays” for them, just re-created to be gluten free. This year, with the launch of my new gluten-free desserts site, All Gluten-Free Desserts … All the Time, I’m keeping things a little simpler, less structured, and less hectic here on gfe for Home for the Holidays. This year it will just be me sharing recipes and recipe roundups, reviews and giveaways of fantastic cookbooks and resource books, and even a very few giveaways of trusted products. Oh, and anything else that I decide to throw in the mix!

In addition to my recipe, to give you lots of choices on how you make your Chocolate Hazelnut Spread, I’m sharing links to six more fabulous dairy-free recipes for “Nutella” from some of my favorite bloggers below. (There’s even one that is nut-free!) Any of these would make a wonderful addition to your holiday table. (Photos are shared with permission of the originators.)

But before you run off, here are the giveaway details first. Nuts.com is giving away the same products that I received to one lucky gfe winner! That’s three bags of their nut flour, one 1-lb bag each of almond flour, chestnut flour, and hazelnut flour. My quick review  … I found their flours to be very finely ground and top quality, as good as any others that I have purchased. I really like their packaging as you can use the super-grip, zipper-seal feature on these bags of flour and know without a doubt that your flour is 100% sealed! Their products arrive very promptly. Note that all their products are “Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk products.” Finally, Nuts.com was founded in 1929 and is still owned and operated by the same family; that’s unusual and pretty cool in this age.

UPDATE:  This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Janis S.! Here’s Janis’ comment, which was randomly selected as the winner: “I’ve never used hazelnut or chestnut flour. When I win this giveaway, I’d first try the hazelnut flour to try the nutella recipe – love nutella, but don’t buy it because it has so much sugar.”

Thanks to all who entered! Stick with gfe for more fun posts including reviews and giveaways for this year’s Home for the Holidays event!

To enter the giveaway, do the following:

~ Leave a comment stating which nut flour you are most interested in and what you’ll make with it. (required)

~ Like Nuts.com on Facebook. (optional)

This giveaway will end Thursday, December 6, at midnight, EST.

Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Almond Spread “Double Nut-ella” with Roundup and Giveaway!
Author: 
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups hazelnut flour (not packed, just spooned into measuring cup and leveled off; it’s easy to make your own)
  • ⅓ cup raw honey (we raise honeybees! )
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder (or raw cacao powder)
  • 2 tbsp plus 1 tsp oil (I used a mixture of grapeseed oil and coconut oil;use coconut oil for a raw recipe)
  • 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp almond butter (I used this one)
  • About 2 tbsp dairy-free milk (optional; see notes)
Instructions
  1. Add hazelnut flour, cocoa powder, and honey to food processor. Process on high for about a minute.
  2. Remove top of food processor and scrape sides.
  3. Add oil, almond butter, and milk (if desired). Process for about 4 more minutes on high. Stop every minute or so to scrape sides to ensure all ingredients are fully incorporated.
Notes
I have an ancient food processor and I’m not sure that that my instructions on speeds and times will work the same for your own food processor, but I don’t think you can mess this recipe up too much. Because one starts with hazelnut flour versus hazelnuts, I suspect that even a mini-food processor or perhaps even a blender will work, but I haven’t tried those methods yet. I did not add any dairy-free milk when I made this recipe, but after sitting in the refrigerator overnight, some additional liquid was needed. I added some full-fat coconut milk, just stirring it in by hand. But you’re free to add dairy-free milk when you make this recipe, omit it, or add it later, if needed. Similarly, you might decide you need less or different oil. The oil does settle a bit in the spread after time and the mixture needs to be stirred, but I didn’t find that to be a problem for me. I’d like to try using extra virgin olive oil next time as I usually love that in combination with chocolate.

Alea’s (Premeditated Leftovers) Nut-Free “Nutella”

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Elana’s (Elana’s Pantry) Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

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Chocolate Hazelnut Spread from Elana’s Pantry

 

Kelly’s (The Spunky Coconut) Chocolate Hazelnut Spread (Homemade Nutella)

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Dairy-Free Nutella from The Spunky Coconut

 

Nancy’s (The Sensitive Pantry) Raw Rustic Nutella

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Raw Rustic Nutella from The Sensitive Pantry

 

Tessa’s (Tessa The Domestic Diva) Chocolate Hazelnut Spread (aka Nutella)

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Chocolate Hazelnut Spread from Tessa, The Domestic Diva

 

Winnie’s (Healthy Green Kitchen) Homemade Nutella

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Homemade Nutella from The Health Green Kitchen

This post is linked to Allergy-Free WednesdaysGluten-Free Wednesdays, Whole Foods Friday, and Raw Foods Thursday.

Full disclosure:  The nut flour reviewed in this post and provided for the giveaway were provided free of charge from Nuts.com. However, the opinions expressed here are strictly my own.

Shirley
Not just gf, but gfe!

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Comments

108 Responses to “Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Almond Spread “Double Nut-ella” with Roundup and Giveaway!”

  1. PattyBoots on December 2nd, 2012 6:44 pm

    Chestnut flour intrigues me!

    • Chris Bordner on December 5th, 2012 4:57 pm

      Oh my … I’d like to try the hazelnut flour and I would definitely be making peanut butter cookies with it! Or can you imagine a hazelnut flour choco chip cookie? MMMM!

    • Steven Williamson on December 5th, 2012 6:33 pm

      I would be very interested in the chestnut flour, simply because I have used almond flour before, and the world is hazelnut and almond everything, but never chestnut everything!!

      I would make cookies first, then try a cake recipie. I’d be too afraid to try these “nutella” type spreads—I have to watch carbs!

  2. Cheryl Harris on December 2nd, 2012 6:47 pm

    There must be something in the air! I made a mini batch of nutella just this afternoon. So amazingly simple, so amazingly good.
    And the roasting and grinding is MUCH easier than it sounds!

  3. Melody on December 2nd, 2012 6:52 pm

    I love Nutella! I would like the hazelnut to try this healthier version!

  4. lindsey on December 2nd, 2012 8:19 pm

    Yum!! I really want to try chestnut flour!!

  5. Emily on December 2nd, 2012 9:02 pm

    I frequently bake with peanut and almond flour, but never Hazelnut! I’d make a Christmas biscotti!

  6. Spencer on December 2nd, 2012 9:05 pm

    Looks like a great recipe! I would love to try some.

  7. Kathryn on December 2nd, 2012 9:06 pm

    Oh this looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it! Chestnut flour really sounds different – I’ll have to look up some recipes.

    We have bees in common, too! However we lost our hive this summer. =( Next spring we’ll try again.

  8. Leslie Moreland on December 2nd, 2012 9:45 pm

    I’d like to try the almond flour and try making some kind of pizza/flatbread crust to top with veggies. I’ve had problems recently due to gluten and have checked websites searching for recipes using almond flour.

  9. julie on December 2nd, 2012 9:55 pm

    I would love the almond flour, I would make muffins

  10. julie on December 2nd, 2012 9:56 pm

    I like nuts.com on fb

  11. Jeeun on December 2nd, 2012 10:02 pm

    I’d like to try chestnut flour–curious how it will taste. I love chestnuts!

  12. Ricki on December 2nd, 2012 11:42 pm

    Sounds fabulous, Shirley! Funny how those cracker disappear when the spread tastes so good, huh? ;-)
    I like the idea of using hazelnut flour as the base. I made mine with hazelnut butter to begin with and really liked it, but I think this more “primitive texture” (you are so funny!) would be delish, too.

  13. Sharon on December 3rd, 2012 8:08 am

    I have used almond flour many times so I would be interested in seeing how the chestnut and hazelnut flours tasted. I’ve seen a few chestnut flour recipes circling the web and would be excited to try some new recipes. The nutella looks great. I have a weakness for it as well!

  14. Cara on December 3rd, 2012 9:00 am

    I would love to try hazelnut. I recently have fallen in love with Nutella and would love to make my own batch and then make into frozen yogurt to copycat Pinkberry’s version with less sugar.

  15. Rebecca on December 3rd, 2012 10:16 am

    I would love to make your hazelnut nutella. Thanks for the great idea.

    The information about the brand of almond butter does not “click”. Which one did you use?

  16. Ina Gawne on December 3rd, 2012 10:59 am

    Shirley – all of those nutella recipes look wonderfully delicious! I have to admit to not being a nutella fan, however these homemade recipes sound great!

  17. Cathy V on December 3rd, 2012 1:23 pm

    Because of this post, I would love to win hazelnut flour so I can make numerous recipes and batches of nutella!

  18. Brandae on December 3rd, 2012 1:28 pm

    Haha, I enjoyed reading about Mr. GFE’s taste testing.

  19. Brandae on December 3rd, 2012 1:30 pm

    Shirley, my comment didn’t post correctly. Anyway a quick and shorter version of it was that I too struggle with self-control and nut butters when sugar is a main ingredient AND I’d try the hazelnut flour first if I won the giveaway. Have a great day!

  20. Chrystal in Canada on December 3rd, 2012 1:31 pm

    This sounds so good! If I win that generous prize :) I’d be sure to put that hazelnut flour to good use immediately! I’ve never used or for that matter, thought of chestnut flour, so I’d be on the lookout for some nifty recipes for that as well.

    I so enjoyed your round up last year. I’m still remembering the nutmeg shortbread recipe – and am planning to make a batch this year as well!

    Cheers.

  21. Paula on December 3rd, 2012 1:36 pm

    I love both almond and hazelnut flours (I make a delicious pumpkin hazelnut cake)…but I really would love to try the chestnut flour, because I haven’t ever had it.

  22. Paula on December 3rd, 2012 1:37 pm

    I like nuts.com on facebook.

  23. Lee Ann Kaplan on December 3rd, 2012 1:43 pm

    I’m interested in the almond flour! I cant have hazelnut flour and never tried chestnut flour. thank you for the chance to win!

  24. Diane Eblin- thewholegang on December 3rd, 2012 1:54 pm

    Yum, Yum, Yum, Yum, Yum. If I started eating one of those I would never stop. I just got an order of cashews from nuts.com and they’re great. I’d be curious to try their almond flour and how it stacks up to what I usually buy. I’ve never used chestnut flour but I do love hazelnut flour. Tasty post!

  25. Tabi@eatsgeeks.com on December 3rd, 2012 2:05 pm

    Honestly, both the hazelnut flour and the almond flour sound like amazing choices. I make my own almond meal but with no skins and the like I could finally do a version of my fiancé’ mother’s Scandinavian Almond cookies that I’ve been trying to replicate and make gluten free without little bits of skin. Hazelnut flour I’d probably use like you did to make my own version of Nutella but then turn it into a bar cookie. I’ve never tried chestnut flour but I bet it’d be great for some Japanese/Chinese recipes I have and want to adapt!

  26. Suzanne R on December 3rd, 2012 2:27 pm

    Can you believe I’ve never had Nutella?! If I win the flours, the first thing I’ll make will be the Nutella from your recipe. Thanks for the recipe.

  27. Karen@Cook4Seasons on December 3rd, 2012 2:39 pm

    Yikes…what a good giveaway will do for the comment section! First, I LOVE Nuts.com – they are my new fave online food company…great product line, efficient service, and fun! Second, who doesn’t love Nutella? (Well, me, in it’s usual form;-)But I was just thinking that my granola is so passe for Xmas and here in comes my new gift for friends! Thx, Shirl, for another winner. Happy holidays!

  28. Yvonne on December 3rd, 2012 2:48 pm

    I would like the almond flour to make protein bars using the almond flour,almond butter and whey protein

  29. Debra on December 3rd, 2012 3:25 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try Chestnut Flour after reading some recipes on Real Sustenance blog. The first treat I’d make would be her grain free carrot cake muffins. Yum!

  30. Stacey on December 3rd, 2012 4:39 pm

    We are just beginning our transition to GF (hubby is sensitive to wheat and oats). I’m feeling a little overwhelmed… so I think some “Nutella” might be just what I need! I love your site, btw. Thank you so much for the Getting Started section!

  31. Stacey on December 3rd, 2012 4:40 pm

    Like nuts.com on FB.

  32. Suzanne H on December 3rd, 2012 4:47 pm

    Hazelnut flour, I’ve never tried it, but I’d love to. I’d make your recipe!

  33. Suzanne H on December 3rd, 2012 4:47 pm

    I like Nuts.com on FB – Suzanne Hill.

  34. April on December 3rd, 2012 5:54 pm

    Definitely chestnut flour, I’ve been wanting some for so long but the shipping on nuts.com is… well, nuts! Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. April on December 3rd, 2012 5:55 pm

    Liked nuts.com on FB!

  36. alena m on December 3rd, 2012 6:08 pm

    I have been craving nutella lately, so I’ll definitely try the hazelnut flour. But, the chestnut flour sounds intriguing!

  37. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen on December 3rd, 2012 7:27 pm

    I have an almond flour doughnut recipe that I’ve been dying to make, so I’d start with that!

  38. Lynne L on December 3rd, 2012 7:45 pm

    Ah gee, do we have to choose??? I guess I would say hazelnut flour, because I would absolutely love to try to make homemade nutella…anything homemade is better! I have never, ever seen hazelnut flour where I live. I would have to make my own. I use almond flour a lot, even though it’s expensive here, but it’s great to cook with…would love to try hazelnut flour.
    We are blessed to be able to eat nuts & cook with the flour, aren’t we?
    TY Shirley…btw have “liked” nuts.com

  39. Carolyn on December 3rd, 2012 8:40 pm

    Chestnut flour intrigues me only because I have used the other two and really like them but have never used chestnut flour. I don’t know what I would make, I would just have to find a recipe and go for it.
    Thanks for the giveaway, Shirley.

  40. Carolyn on December 3rd, 2012 8:43 pm

    I like nuts.com on Facebook.

  41. connie i on December 3rd, 2012 8:54 pm

    i would like to try the almond flour as a graham cracker pie crust.

  42. Alisa on December 3rd, 2012 9:35 pm

    Ooh, we have such similar tastes! This recipe has been on my to do list!

  43. Amelia on December 3rd, 2012 9:52 pm

    I am most interested in the Almond Flour. I have seen it in so many recipes – and I love to bake so I am always looking for alternative flour choices now that I’ve been gluten-free for nearly 6 months. I mostly us an AP Blend, Brown Rice Flour, and Sweet White Sorghum Flour. I recently found Millet flour and have been enjoying it. (I always do a mix of these flours.) I’ve wanted to try almond flour but it’s a bit spendy for our budget right now. Would love to give it a try! If I won, I’d be using all of them to make muffins, quick breads, and some cookies (which I rarely bake, but do enjoy!).

  44. Deborah on December 3rd, 2012 11:22 pm

    I’d like to try the hazelnut flour first. I have no idea what chestnut would taste like! I’d be making this homemade nutella before you could blink.

  45. Angela M on December 3rd, 2012 11:58 pm

    I liked Nuts.com on Facebook.

  46. Angela M on December 4th, 2012 12:01 am

    I adore Nutella but my son is now dairy free so I’d totally be making your version with their Hazelnut flour. And I don’t think I’d recognize a chestnut if it bit me on the foot so that would be fun experimenting with.

  47. Kim - Cook It Allergy Free on December 4th, 2012 12:30 am

    I am totally laughing as I picture Mr GFE giving you the description of where you taste things on the tongue. I actually believed this was true so I am intrigued to know it isn’t! :D I am loving the idea of making “Double Nut-ella” with almonds and hazelnuts. I also like that you started with the flour and did not grind the nuts yourself!
    I love the idea of keeping your Home for the Holidays event simple this year too. That is exactly what you need this season!! XOXOXO

  48. Rachel @ The Crispy Cook on December 4th, 2012 7:08 am

    I would love a spoonful of that “primitive texture” Nutella you made. Bookmarked this recipe, for sure.

    Would love to try some hazelnut flour to be able to make that awesome homemade Nutella in your post.

    Have a lovely holiday season, Shirley.

  49. Janis S on December 4th, 2012 1:48 pm

    I’ve never used hazelnut or chestnut flour. When I win this giveaway, I’d first try the hazelnut flour to try the nutella recipe – love nutella, but don’t buy it because it has so much sugar.

  50. Janis S on December 4th, 2012 1:49 pm

    I already like nuts.com on facebook

  51. Arleen on December 4th, 2012 3:59 pm

    I had read about over-processing of almond flour turning it to almond ‘paste’ but doing it on purpose with hazelnut flour-brilliant! I would love to try this recipe, and I would like to try the chestnut flour too!

  52. Venessa on December 4th, 2012 10:40 pm

    I would love to try the hazelnut flour. I would make your recipe and a tart crust with it. Thank you for this giveaway.

  53. Tracy C on December 4th, 2012 11:05 pm

    I would love to try the Almond or Hazelnut. We have limited choices available.

  54. Alyssa | Queen of Quinoa on December 4th, 2012 11:12 pm

    Ohh I would love to win this giveaway! The flour I want to try most is the chestnut flour. I’ve heard so many lovely things about it and I hope to be able to. I would definitely make pancakes, waffles or muffins. Not sure which one, but I’m leaning towards waffles :)

  55. Susan on December 4th, 2012 11:14 pm

    I am most interested in the Hazelnut flour as I would absolutely love to try your homemade and healthy “nutella” spread recipe!

  56. Heather on December 4th, 2012 11:21 pm

    Chestnut flour – I’ve never used that one before! I will use it to make a crust for pie/cheesecake (faux cheescake!). Thanks for sharing :)

  57. Heather on December 4th, 2012 11:21 pm

    I like Nuts.com on Facebook!

  58. Cathi Swanson on December 4th, 2012 11:22 pm

    Well I am a big user of almond flour, but I’ve never tried hazelnut flour and would LOVE to! Definitely looking to expand the nut flours I use; I’m intolerant of grains and still getting used to cooking with alternative flours.

  59. Jayne Koch on December 4th, 2012 11:38 pm

    Inhave never had nutella so I would love to try hazelnut flour to make your nutella recipe

  60. Stephanie on December 5th, 2012 12:27 am

    I’d love to try your hazelnut-flour-to-hazelnut-butter idea, so I’m going to say I’d love to get some hazelnut flour :) I love the convenience of nut flours!

  61. Josiane on December 5th, 2012 12:27 am

    I’m really curious about chestnut flour. I’ve been given a European gluten-free cookbook, and it uses chestnut flour in several of the recipes for baked goods where in North American recipes we’d see tapioca or potato starch being used. So I’d love to have chestnut flour to try it in one (or all!) of those recipes for baked goods from that book – and possibly to replace starches in other recipes.

  62. Stephanie on December 5th, 2012 12:28 am

    Also, I liked nuts.com on facebook. Thanks for the giveaway and fun recipe!!

  63. helga on December 5th, 2012 12:31 am

    almond flour ~ to make macaroons!

  64. Linda on December 5th, 2012 12:35 am

    I have never used chestnut or hazelnut flour. The nutella is something I really need to try! Think I need to do this. Almond flour now – use tons of it.

  65. Erin Lembke on December 5th, 2012 12:40 am

    Would love to try the hazelnut or chestnut, as they are new to me!

  66. Cindy on December 5th, 2012 12:45 am

    I’m intrigued by the flours altogether as I didn’t even realize that hazelnut and chestnut flours existed. I would especially love to try the hazelnut flour. I’m pretty sure it would make for some amazing cookies…and of course, I’d HAVE to try to this Nutella recipe! :)

    Fingers are crossed!

  67. vanessa wise on December 5th, 2012 1:44 am

    I LOVE the idea of using hazelnut flour to make my own NUTELLA! My girls love it and even the COSTCO size jars don’t last in my house very long! I love NUTS.com…I’ve ordered from them before and when I’m able to bake, i do…but i’m so busy, i spend too much on retai gf items…sigh….thanks for posting and sharing!

  68. Jess on December 5th, 2012 2:46 am

    I am really curious about the chestnut flour but I’ve used hazelnut flour a couple times recently for recipes and I love the flavor it adds. Thanks for the giveaway!

  69. Melissa @ glutenfreeforgood on December 5th, 2012 6:52 am

    Wow, I just now read this blog post and I’m sure glad I did. This is a wealth of fun information. Thanks for putting this together, Shirley. Nutella was always reserved for backpacking trips. It’s not that healthy in it’s processed form, but this collection of recipes is amazing. Can’t wait to try some of them. Don’t enter me in the giveaway, just wanted to leave a quick comment. BTW, I have used both nut flours and like each one.
    Melissa

  70. Charly on December 5th, 2012 7:47 am

    I would love to try the hazelnut and make nutella!

  71. MelissaS on December 5th, 2012 9:04 am

    Oh, I’ve been thinking of making Nutella cookies, but my son can’t have the dairy! I might try this kind. I have not tried nut flours before, but am very intrigued by them. Winning a sample would open new doors for me in the baking department!

  72. Sarahlynn on December 5th, 2012 12:19 pm

    I would love the hazelnut flour to try this recipe!

  73. Ana on December 5th, 2012 12:54 pm

    Hazelnut and almond flours would be the ones I am most looking forward to try!!
    I will definitely try your hazelnut cocoa spread as it looks amaaaazingly good! And would also make a sweet potato almond cookie that we love at our home!
    Great giveaway!
    Ana

  74. julie on December 5th, 2012 4:53 pm

    almond flour is the best for desserts

  75. Cyndi on December 5th, 2012 5:00 pm

    Oh, I would love to win those nut flours. I especially would like to try making chocolate chip cookies using the hazelnut flour!

  76. Rose on December 5th, 2012 5:01 pm

    I’ve used almond flour and hazelnut flour (esp with roasted hazelnut oil), but I’m intrigued to try chestnut flour, esp at holidays. I’d love to make rich, chewy bars. I’m getting hungry!!!

  77. Molly on December 5th, 2012 5:13 pm

    I like almond flour, I am gluten free and add it to my baked goods for a delicious high protein gluten free flour!

  78. Manon on December 5th, 2012 5:26 pm

    I would love some Hazelnut flour to make this ”Nutella” recipe !

  79. Laila on December 5th, 2012 5:32 pm

    I use almond flour/meal LOTS! I have never used the hazelnut or the chestnut flours~ not sure of flavors and likeability vs cost. I’d love to get these flours and make the nutella-like spread (never had the real stuff either- LOL!) and some chestnut butter for starters. Where I’d go from there is a whole new direction!

  80. Jessica on December 5th, 2012 5:39 pm

    I’m most interested in the almond flour. I’m a migraine sufferer who went GF, so I’m always looking out for something new to make.

  81. Amy on December 5th, 2012 6:20 pm

    I would like either the hazelnut or the almond flour. Your recipe for the hazelnut spread is something I might try.

  82. Erin on December 5th, 2012 6:24 pm

    I’m most interested in Almond Flour, for baking cookies!
    However, after this post, I believe I will be mixing any/all of the nut flours into chocolaty goo, and putting it on everything. O.O

  83. Linda F on December 5th, 2012 6:30 pm

    I’m most interested in the almond flour. I would use it to make cookies.

  84. Linda F on December 5th, 2012 6:30 pm

    I like Nuts.com on Facebook

  85. Kathy P on December 5th, 2012 6:32 pm

    I so to try the almond flour…and after seeing the nutella recipe oh my all flavored from real nuts.. must try them all. I have loved Nuts.com on Facebook and ordered from them.. awesome treats and now to get busy baking with the flours :)

  86. Chris Loechel on December 5th, 2012 6:47 pm

    This sounds great……would like to try making this recipe.

  87. veronica on December 5th, 2012 6:48 pm

    I am most interested in the hazelnut flour! And I would make delicious baked treats with cranberries and dark choclate!

  88. Sarah on December 5th, 2012 8:26 pm

    I’d especially love to try the almond flour. I’ve never bought it, only made my own, and I’d love to compare the results. I’d probably make cookies with it!

  89. Donna Gonzales-Vera on December 5th, 2012 8:48 pm

    I am very interested in making hazelnut butter out of the flour. My son and I are Nutella addicts too. Plus almond flour give breads and baked goods wonderfully moist flavor. The chestnut flour would give me an excuse to try a new recipe and perhaps fall in love with a new food item. Thanks for the recipe idea.

  90. Mandy on December 5th, 2012 9:43 pm

    I love nuts.com! I would love the almond flour because my brother has started eating primal, and he made these delicious almond flour cookies that I couldn’t get enough of.

  91. Caitlin on December 5th, 2012 10:03 pm

    I love almond flour! I would use it to make waffles and cake.

  92. Susan in Salida on December 5th, 2012 11:15 pm

    I love nuts.com, too – order from them all the time. I use almond and chestnut flour all the time, but have not tried hazelnut flour, so I would like to try the hazelnut flour in some Christmas baking projects! Although that nut-ella looks wicked good…

  93. Melanie Hartman on December 5th, 2012 11:46 pm

    I Would LOVE to try the Hazelnut Flour and am going to try making this spread! Hugs *Smile*!!!!

  94. Kate Gillis on December 5th, 2012 11:57 pm

    I would like to make the Nutella with the hazelnut flour and put it on slices of crisp apple.

  95. Adriana Regalado on December 6th, 2012 1:12 am

    I would love the hazelnut flour, but I would first use the almond flour to make the crust for a chicken pot pie. Yum!

  96. Carol Fabry on December 6th, 2012 3:27 am

    I just received my first order from Nuts.com a little over a week ago and was very pleased with everything I got. So, I am sure that all three flours would be excellent. The chestnut flour sounds the most intriguing and might be just the thing to use for a crazy, mixed-up batch of nut rolls for the holidays! You never know until you try, right?
    P.S. I liked Nuts.com on FaceBook right after my box of goodies arrived!

  97. Laura on December 6th, 2012 2:52 pm

    I would absolutely love to try hazelnut flour from nuts.com. I have never even seen this flour! I would make hazelnut, cranberry biscotti!

  98. Elaine on December 6th, 2012 7:37 pm

    I would love to try the hazelnut flour to make some delicious Christmas treats!

  99. Vicky on December 7th, 2012 1:11 pm

    This look sooo indulgent Shirley! I love the recipe!

    I would choose the chestnut flour because I’ve never tried cooking with it yet I believe it works wonderfully for cakes and cookies!

  100. Janis S on December 9th, 2012 12:28 am

    Thanks for picking me. I can’t wait to try the chestnut and hazelnut flours since I’ve never used them before.

  101. Angela on December 9th, 2012 12:45 am

    Well, I missed a bunch of your delicious posts while away, and managed to miss yet another giveaway….. it’s ok though, I will carve out some time this weekend, or week, and test out some of the recipes from your newblog and for sure, this New Newtella ;)

  102. amber on December 11th, 2012 9:02 pm

    Hi Shirley,

    I’m getting to this late, but wanted to express that I think this recipe is just fabulous! Thank you for sharing it with us on AFW!! :-)

    Hope you’re well lovely lady. Can’t believe it’s December. Hope all your Holiday planning is going well and your feeling great.

    Sending Hugs and Holiday Cheer,
    -Amber

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