The easiest sugar-free Nutella copycat recipe. You only need 5 ingredients and it's made in the blender in less than 1 minute. Only 1g net carbs per tablespoon.
It's the best chocolate hazelnut spread that doesn't actually use hazelnuts!
The delicious sugar-free Nutella recipe is gluten-free, palm oil free, dairy-free, low-carb, and with no added sugar.
This homemade keto Nutella recipe is so delicious and so easy to make you'll never miss store-bought Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread.
How much sugar is in Nutella?
There is the same amount of sugar in Nutella as there is in a hazelnut candy bar.
In fact, Nutella has got less protein and more sugar than a candy bar.
What's in Nutella?
There are approximately 50 hazelnuts in each jar of store-bought Nutella along with cocoa powder, vanilla, and skim milk, plus over 50% added sugar. They are ground together to make a smooth paste.
Here's a wonderful quick video to watch if you ever wanted to know what's in Nutella.
"It's spreadable candy and does not make for a nutritious breakfast."
Would you sprinkle 5 sachets of sugar on your children's morning toast? Hmm, hopefully not.
Homemade Nutella ingredients
This dairy-free keto chocolate hazelnut spread doesn't contain any hazelnuts.
Roasted hazelnuts are expensive and you need to get the skins removed which is very fiddly and time-consuming. Walnuts, however, don't need roasting or peeling and makes a smooth and creamy chocolate spread.
This sugar-free Nutella recipe uses walnuts and 4 simple pantry ingredients:
- Walnuts - a lovely high fat low-carb nut that gives the chocolate spread its smooth and creamy texture.
- Coconut oil - is what gives the chocolate spread its melt-in-the-mouth texture. You will use melted coconut oil to make this low-carb spread.
- Unsweetened cocoa - do not buy drinking chocolate with added sugars. Just pure, 100% unsweetened cocoa powder.
- Sweetener - use the sugar replacement you prefer. I like to use erythritol, stevia, monk fruit, and other low-carb-approved sweeteners.
- Vanilla - either vanilla essence or vanilla extract.
Find the exact quantities and recipe instructions in the homemade sugar free Nutella recipe card at the bottom of this post.
How to make homemade Nutella
This homemade version is such an easy recipe.
Simply add all your ingredients to a blender or food processor, then blend it up! It may take a minute or two to get a smooth texture since the coconut oil will need to melt, but just keep blending until it's smooth.
Store your homemade Nutella in an airtight container for up to two weeks in the pantry, one month in the fridge, and 3 months in the freezer.
If you are only cooking for one or two people, store the sugar-free chocolate in ice cube trays and defrost one or two cubes as required.
If you like the taste of hazelnuts in a chocolate hazelnut spread, you can use them instead of walnuts. You will have to deal with peeling off the skins, but it can be done.
By using walnuts and this simple blender method, it is much more realistic for busy families to quickly make this chocolate spread recipe. By all means, use hazelnuts if you prefer, it will just take a few extra steps and time.
Either way, you will have a homemade Nutella that kids (and adults) will love!
The consistency of the sugar-free chocolate spread will vary with each season. Coconut oil becomes more liquid in summer and more solid in winter, due to the temperature.
If you don’t see your question in this list, please leave it in the comments.
There are sugar-free chocolate hazelnut spreads that you can buy, but they are not under the name Nutella. Or, just make this simple recipe!
No, you cannot eat classic Nutella on a low-carb diet. It has far too much sugar in it. But this version of "Nutella" is absolutely fine with just 1 net carb!
No, it really isn't. Nutella has a lot more sugar than peanut butter does.
When you use walnuts instead of hazelnuts, you can make this recipe in a blender, not a food processor.
Chocolate hazelnut spread is not low-carb and is not sugar-free so is not suitable for diabetics. Homemade sugar-free Nutella recipe however is only 1g net carbs so this sugar-free version is suitable.
How to serve keto Nutella
There are so many delicious and low carb-friendly ways to enjoy keto chocolate hazelnut spread. My favorite way is to simply spread keto Nutella on low-carb bread. It's one of those healthy recipes that taste delicious.
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Sugar-Free Nutella Recipe (Keto Nutella)
- Place all the ingredients in your mini food processor that attaches to your stick blender, small blender, or food processor.
- Blitz until smooth. This will probably take a minute or two. The coconut oil doesn't even need melting as it softens with the warmth of the blades rotating.
- Store in the fridge if you would like it to be a firm spread in the summer, or store in an airtight container in the winter.
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