Make your own healthy vegan Nutella using just 4 simple ingredients. The key ingredient is of course hazelnuts. Just roast them on your own, add them to a food processor or high-speed blender and process until you get a smooth nut butter. Then, all you have to do is add raw cacao powder, pure maple syrup, and your favorite non-dairy milk. Process some more until you get your rich delicious vegan Nutella spread. Simple as that!

Healthy Homemade “Nutella” [Vegan]

Cooking Time




  • 2 cups raw hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk


  1. Preheat oven to 275°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Place hazelnuts on the sheet in a single layer and roast for about 15 minutes. Keep an eye on them towards the end to make sure they don’t burn
  3. Remove from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes
  4. Place hazelnuts in the food processor and blend for 2-3 minutes (or longer depending on the power of your machine) until they turn into a smooth butter. Pause the food processor every 1-2 minute(s) to prevent it from getting hot and scrape down the sides
  5. Add the rest of ingredients and blend for about 2-3 minutes until it’s smooth like Nutella!
  6. Pour into a jar and enjoy with fruits, on toast, on with a spoon! Stays fresh for 2-3 weeks in the fridge


Feel free to spice up your Nutella to your liking. I like to experiment with a pinch of sea salt, cinnamon or vanilla from time to time!