This healthy homemade vegan Nutella is incredibly easy, creamy, and smooth with the option of being Paleo! Only made with 4 simple ingredients and ready in 5 minutes!

A vegan Nutella!? Is it real?!

You bet it is. And it’s as rich and smooth and velvety as the original that we all know.

Is Nutella vegan?

I loved Nutella. Like loved Nutella. But unfortunately it’s not vegan (and contains some not so fantastic ingredients either).

The second unfortunately was that I had no clue as a kid- I ate that stuff by the spoonfuls!

Now, I like to think I’m a little more hip to it 😉

jar of Nutella with spoon

Now, while this easy homemade Nutella tastes like any other incredibly delicious hazelnut cacao spread, this vegan version is hands down the best.

It’s made with not only ingredients that are vegan and can be Paleo, but this Nutella is also no sugar added!

Meaning if you’re avoiding dairy, added sugar, or any other additives, this Nutella has your name written allllll over it 😉

The Best Homemade Vegan Nutella

How easy is this vegan Nutella recipe? On a scale of 1 to easy…it’s almost EFFORTLESS. All you need for this vegan Nutella:

  • Hazelnuts
  • Vegan chocolate (I recommend Lily’s Sweets, which is sweetened with stevia, or Pascha organic)
  • Coconut oil
  • Cacao powder

That’s quite literally it! Now, if you’re doing a chocolate that’s not sweetened with stevia and maybe 100%, you might need a tablespoon of maple syrup to cut the bitterness.

But if you’re using a Paleo friendly and vegan chocolate, like Hu Kitchen, then you should be fine to still not add any sugar!

How to make homemade healthy Nutella

So we’ve got the ingredients down, but we’ll need to actually somehow combine these ingredients into a deliciously smooth and creamy homemade vegan Nutella.

There are a few tricks that we’ll have to go over, but I promise it’s nothing complicated!

spoonful of Nutella

So to make an easy vegan Nutella, simply start by:

  1. Toasting the hazelnuts in the oven at 350F for 10 minutes. This brings out their aroma and oils, making it easier to blend and also remove the skin!
  2. Remove the skin of the hazelnuts: Once the hazelnuts are toasted, place them still warm into a clean kitchen towel, wrap them, and begin rubbing the towel over the hazelnuts to remove the skin. This helps to make a really smooth hazelnut butter. Don’t worry if not all of the skin gets off though!
  3. Place the hazelnuts without their skin into a food processor, and blend the food processor until the hazelnuts are semi-smooth, but rather clumpy. Add in the coconut oil and blend until smooth.
  4. In a small bowl, melt the vegan chocolate in increments of 30 seconds in the microwave and continue stirring until the chocolate is completely smooth.
  5. Pour the chocolate into the food processor, and add the cacao powder.
  6. Blend the Nutella until it’s completely smooth and creamy (this step will take about 5 minutes, depending on the power of your food processor).

Pour the vegan Nutella into an airtight jar and store on the countertop for up to 5 days or in the fridge for up to a month (but I doubt it will last you that long!).

That’s it! I doubt your Nutella will last you more than 5 days anyways (I mean, I’ll be honest: it lasted me about 2 haha!), but if it does, just store it in the fridge!

jar of homemade Nutella

Ways to enjoy this homemade vegan Nutella

I personally like spreading mine on some sprouted toast and topping with banana and cacao nibs or mixing into some ice cream!

hand spreading Nutella

It would also be a delicious filling to replace the jam in these Paleo vegan Linzer cookies 😉

I mean, the options are endless!

You could also:

I could go on, you know, but I’ll stop myself now so that you can get to making this healthier version of a classic spread 🙂

I hope you love this vegan Nutella as much as I do! If you give it a go, let me know down in the comments section.

As always, I absolutely love to see your beautiful creations so be sure to tag me on Instagram and Pinterest!

Happy homemade Nutella making!

More how to make nut butter recipes:

Homemade vegan cashew butter

Creamy Simple Peanut Butter

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spoonful of Nutella

Easy Vegan Nutella {Whole30, Paleo}

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x

Description

This healthy homemade vegan Nutella is incredibly easy, creamy, and smooth with the option of being Paleo! Only made with 4 simple ingredients!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 16 oz raw hazelnuts
  • 1 bar vegan chocolate (about 5 ounces), see note for Paleo
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 pinch sea salt (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line hazelnuts on a baking sheet with tin foil.
  2. Toast the hazelnuts in the oven at 350F for 10 minutes. This brings out their aroma and oils, making it easier to blend and also remove the skin.
  3. Once the hazelnuts are toasted, place them still warm into a clean kitchen towel, wrap them, and begin rubbing the towel over the hazelnuts to remove the skin. This helps to make a really smooth hazelnut butter. Don’t worry if not all of the skin gets off though!
  4. Place the hazelnuts without their skin into a food processor, and blend the food processor until the hazelnuts are semi-smooth, but rather clumpy.
  5. In a small bowl, melt the vegan chocolate in increments of 30 seconds in the microwave and continue stirring until the chocolate is completely smooth.
  6. Pour the chocolate into the food processor, and add the coconut oil and cacao powder.
  7. Puree the Nutella until it’s completely smooth and creamy (this step will take about 5 minutes, depending on the power of your food processor).
  8. Pour the vegan Nutella into an airtight jar and store on the countertop for up to 5 days or in the fridge for up to a month (but I doubt it will last you that long!).

Notes

Paleo option: I recommend using either Hu Kitchen for a Paleo-friendly vegan Nutella or Pascha Organics 100% dark chocolate chips. If you’re using Pascha and you don’t want it to be that bitter, add in a tablespoon of maple syrup!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 tbsp
  • Calories: 76
  • Sugar: 0.3 g
  • Sodium: 4.9 mg
  • Fat: 3.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.4 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: vegan Nutella, homemade Nutella, healthy Nutella

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