Guys I kid you not, this was by far the easiest and best thing I have EVER made. The problem is, is that the pictures do not do this justice. This was just the right amount of sweet and so nutty and spreadable. I refused to put powdered sugar in it (No refined sugars please) that is supposed to give it a creaminess like the Nutella brand but the texture did not compromise the insanely delicious flavor.
-8 oz hazelnuts
-2 tablespoons coconut oil
-3/4 cup maple syrup (add more or less to preference)
-1/3 cup cocoa powder
-dash of salt
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
WHAT TO DO:
1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Place all your hazelnuts evenly on your (trash-free!) non stick silicone baking mat.
2. Roast until golden for 10-15 minutes or until fragrant. Let cool then place in food processor (blender works)
3. Grind in processor for a couple of minutes. The hazelnuts will slowly start to release yummy oils that form a nice paste. Process nuts and scrape sides down every now and then.
4. Add in everything else! Food process more until you get a nice paste.
What can you do with hazelnut butter?!!? Put it in smoothies, spread on bread, put in oatmeal, on bananas. The list goes on!