Hazelnut shortage in Turkey? Don't rush the grocery store and start hoarding Nutella. Do try making your own chocolate-hazelnut spread using domestic nuts from Oregon and Washington! As always, from scratch tastes better and takes less than an hour!
I used my blender to whip up homemade nutella. The first step was to toast the hazelnuts in the oven to remove their skin. After that it was a few minutes blending the ingredients and my from-scratch version was ready to be devoured.
Do you have a food processor, a few basic ingredients and about half an hour? Then you can whip up a jar of this chocolate-hazelnut spread. Think of it as Nutella's vegan cousin, full of chocolate-y, nutty goodness and sweetened with maple syrup.
Seems everyone is crazy for Nutella; that chocolaty, hazel-nutty spread that goes so well on a spoon at 2am. But Nutella is to sweet for my taste. I needed an alternative that’s loaded with real nuts & chocolate, but goes easy on the sugar.