Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Almond Spread "Double Nut-ella" with Roundup and Giveaway!
Author: Shirley Braden
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.
Recipe by gfe--gluten free easily at http://glutenfreeeasily.com/chocolate-hazelnut-almond-spread-double-nut-ella/