Apr 4, 2013

Homemade Nutella (Gluten and Dairy Free!)

I loooooove Nutella and try to avoid keeping it in the house as you will always find me in the kitchen clutching a jar, spoon in hand. This is the perfect treat for those who are on a gluten or dairy free diet, who dislike additives in their food or who simply just love the idea of being able to whip up a batch of homemade Nutella whenever they feel like it!

Homemade Nutella (Gluten and Dairy Free!)
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Serves: 1.5 cups

  • 250g hazelnuts
  • 1 cup pure icing sugar (Pure icing sugar is gluten free; soft icing sugar & icing sugar mixture contain cornflour)
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp vege oil (or similar flavourless oil)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC. Arrange hazelnuts on an oven tray and roast for 10 mins.
  2. Transfer roasted nuts to a clean tea towel and gently rub off the bitter hazelnut skins.
  3. Transfer the hazelnuts to the food processor and blitz for a few minutes until their oil is released and it forms a paste.
  4. Add in the sugar, cocoa, oil, vanilla and salt and blitz again for 2 minutes until it forms a spreadable consistency.
  5. Taste the Nutella at this stage, if you want it sweeter then add more icing sugar, if you want it more chocolately and rich, add more cocoa.
  6. Transfer the Nutella to a clean, airtight jar. I store mine in the fridge and it can last up to a month (but I doubt it will!)

Here is a quick visual step-by-step guide:

Step 1. Spread the hazelnuts out on a baking tray and toast for 10 mins in the oven.

Step 2. Transfer nuts to a clean tea towel and gently rub off the bitter hazelnut skins. It makes a bit of a mess.

Step 3. The clean, roasted hazelnuts! Blitz them in the food processor, and then add remaining ingredients.

Step 4. The ideal finished consistency.

Apart from spreading your homemade Nutella on toast or just eating it straight out of the jar with a spoon, what else can you do? How about using it in a Nutella Cheesecake? Or in a Triple Decker Ferrero Rocher Cake with Nutella Buttercream? Or sandwiching it between some super easy and rich biscuits?


  • I do love me some homemade Nutella – good one!

    • I actually prefer it to the real Nutella now! And I thought nothing could top real Nutella!!

  • yum! will be making this as soon as i get my hands on some quality hazelnuts!~

    • Enjoy and let me know how you go! :)

  • Yummmm! This looks amaaaazing Swah and I can’t wait to get home to my food processor :D thanks for a great recipe !!

    • Yay Christine this will be perfect for you! x

  • Love this recipe Swah. Beautiful photos too!

    • Thank you Megan! xx

  • Oh my gosh Swah! That first sentence is me, 100%! Always with a spoon, it rarely makes it onto anything else! Ha! Thanks so much for this recipe! I am gluten free and can’t handle too much lactose (sad face x 2) so this is perfect for me! x

    • I am so glad you like the looks of this recipe Amy, it sounds perfect for you! And you can eat it ALL with a spoon, right out of the jar, no judgement ;) x

  • YOU MAKE IT LOOK SO EASY! I love nutella. I’m that one that eats it by the spoonfuls, and never just one! I need to try thisssssssssssss!

    • It is so easy Tina! So so easy! My jar has just run out and I am very sad but after I pop to the shops and buy some more hazelnuts I am good to go again :D

  • I am definitely guilty of eating nutella straight from the jar – homemade nutella has been on my must-try list for a while now, this recipe looks like a good one to use. :)

    • Give it a go Li! And I can guarantee it will run our way too quickly ;) I need to make more!

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