Thermomix Nutella Recipe

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Thermomix Nutella is a healthier version of the commercially available spread. If it’s made from scratch in the Thermomix you can control the ingredients!

My children love Nutella! I hate Nutella. It’s so high in sugar and contains a stack of palm oil and preservative.  I find the concept of eating it physically repulsive! Yep, I know, I know, I’m probably the only person in the world that dislikes Nutella.

Scoop of Nice Nutella
A scoop of Thermomix Nutella

Don’t get me wrong… the concept of blended nuts with chocolate is a good one, but the ingredient list on a jar of Nutella just doesn’t deliver.  I started thinking of ways I could improve the recipe. I wanted to make a “Not Naughty” Thermomix Nutella recipe. My finished product had to taste really good, but with an improved nutritional value.

So I made some recipe switches, take a look below.

Nutella V’s Thermomix Nutella Ingredients

Nutella Ingredients:

  • Sugar 55%
  • Palm oil (volume not disclosed somewhere between 30% and 14%)
  • Hazelnuts 13%
  • Cocoa solids
  • Non-fat milk solids
  • Soy lecithin
  • Vanillan (artificial vanilla)

Wow!! Nutella has 55% refined sugar!

My Thermomix Nutella Ingredients:

  • Coconut Cream 37.5%
  • Medjool Dates 24.5%
  • Macadamia Nuts 18.5%
  • Chocolate 18.5%
  • Vanilla paste

All ingredients on both lists are shown in order of how much is contained in the spread.

The Homemade Nutella Taste Test!

Once I perfected the recipe I had to see if it would meet the “customer satisfaction test.” The kids were sceptical, but when they tried my healthy Nutella recipe I got a unanimous yes!  After a few mouthfuls, they said it was a little different… “but maybe even better!!” WOW! That’s what we call “a win for the good guys.”

Scoop of Homemade Nice Nutella
Scoop of Nice Nutella

Now I know my nut & chocolate spread isn’t exactly a health food. But when you go through the ingredients my recipe is definitely a huge improvement on the original Nutella recipe.

Homemade Nutella Nutrional Information

Sugar V’s Dates

When I was developing the recipe, my first goal was to get rid of refined sugar. Refined sugar is just empty calories with no nutritional value.

I substituted Medjool dates. Dates add valuable fibre, magnesium, B6, potassium, and iron to the spread. They also help keep the spread, spreadable, as they have a gel-like consistency.

Palm Oil V’s Coconut Cream

I chose to use coconut cream to make the Nutella spreadable. Coconut cream is still a high-fat ingredient but at least it has 2.2gm fibre, iron, and some protein.

Hazelnuts

I’ve used a slightly higher amount of nuts, increasing the amount from the original 13% to 18%. A higher volume of nuts gives more protein and nutrients to the spread.

Chocolate

Then I chose good quality chocolate.  Yep, it’s a chocolate spread so we needed to add chocolate to the spread. This ingredient makes up 18% of the recipe also.

I tried making the Nutella spread with 75% cocoa Dark Chocolate. I thought it tasted delicious, although the kids preferred the milk chocolate recipe, and since the Thermomix Nutella recipe was to replace regular Nutella, and I wouldn’t be eating it I settled on milk chocolate.

Chocolate & Hazelnut Spread Recipe
Chocolate & Hazelnut Spread Recipe

So whilst my Nutella recipe is still a “sometimes food” I think it’s okay to have it in small quantities.

A jar of homemade Thermomix Nutella Recipe on a white background.
Nutella Recipe

So the big question is “Does it taste like Nutella?” Absolutely YES! Plus, when you eat it you can be confident that whilst this is a sweet treat, it includes nutrients that will nourish your body.

Other Healthy Lunchbox Snacks

I try to avoid pre-packaged food as much as possible. So I do switch recipes up a bit to make them more nutritious than the commercially prepared options.

Here are a few other recipes that are popular with the kids, but I’ve made a little bit healthier.

Sugar Free Banana Bread

Banana Bread Loaf on a plate
Banana Loaf

Healthy Le Snack

Overhead shot of Le Snak and crackers

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Scoop of Nice Nutella

Not Naughty Nutella Recipe

Julie Carlyle
Homemade Nutella in the Thermomix is so much healthier and just as tasty! This chocolate & hazelnut spread tastes like Nutella but is so much better for you!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Curd, Dessert, Snack, Spread
Cuisine American, Australian
Servings 21 serves
Calories 104 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

  • 100 gm hazelnuts
  • 100 gm milk chocolate
  • 130 gm Medjool Dates pits removed
  • 200 gm coconut cream
  • 5 gm vanilla paste

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  • Place hazelnuts on a baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes.
    100 gm hazelnuts
  • Place the hazelnuts in a clean tea towel and rub to remove the outer dark shell.
  • Add the nuts, chocolate, vanilla, dates and coconut milk to the TM Bowl (or food processor) Blend 1 min/Speed 8.
    100 gm milk chocolate, 130 gm Medjool Dates, 200 gm coconut cream, 5 gm vanilla paste, 100 gm hazelnuts
  • Scrape bowl the bowl and Blend 30 sec. Speed 7.
  • Check the consistency of the spread. If you want it smoother repeat the blending process. 
  • Transfer the Nutella to a jar and refrigerate.

Notes

The recipe makes a 535gm jar of Not Naughty Nutella. 
The nutritional value is based on a 25gms scoop. This is approximately a tablespoon. 
There are 21 scoops @ 25gm in one 535gm jar. 

Nutrition

Calories: 104kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 120mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 10IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chocolate, Nutella, Spread
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13 thoughts on “Thermomix Nutella Recipe”

  1. Bianca says:

    Hi there. My kids absolutely loved this!!! Thankyou
    Also could you please give me a estimate how long it’ll last in the fridge for ?

    1. Brett Carlyle says:

      Hi Bianca,
      thank you for your message, Im so happy your kids loved the recipe!!
      It will last in the fridge for a couple of weeks, so just keen an eye on it.
      Julie xx

  2. Jared says:

    5 stars
    Love this recipe! My wife doesn’t allow me to buy Nutella anymore, since I always eat the whole tub in one sitting!

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Awesome! Now you can make your own “healthy” Nutella xx

  3. Mandy Bushelle says:

    Should I keep it in the fridge because of the coconut cream?

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Mandy, I keep this in the fridge. It will be a bit stiffer in texture but it softened quickly ???

  4. Patrick@looneyforfood.com says:

    My sister pretty much lives off of Nutella! No lie breakfast lunch and dinner, straight up with a spoon out of the jar. The sugar she is consuming is alarming! This Nutella you have come up with sounds amazing. I really love using dates as a sweetener . I think I will make it and see if my sister notices the difference!

    1. Julie says:

      Hi Patrick, Thanks for stopping by and commenting 🙂 I’m sure your sister will notice the difference if she’s so “into” Nutella, but my kids decided they liked it better after a couple of tries. Hopefully, she will too 🙂 I love using dates to sweeten foods too, so much more nutritious 🙂

  5. Julia @ HappyFoods Tube says:

    5 stars
    Now I tell you up until the age of like 20 I couldn’t stand Nutella 🙂 Then something has changed – not sure what-maybe my taste buds :). I love your version and the look of it. Soo smooth, soo perfect!

  6. Choclette says:

    5 stars
    I’m so with you on nutella. Too sweet and full of yucky ingredients. Yours sounds soooooo much better. I make my own too and it’s really good.

  7. Sarah says:

    5 stars
    Oooooh the original makes me weak in my knees….and now a healthier version? Sign me up!! Love that you use your kids as the taste-testers, so fun!!

  8. Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry says:

    5 stars
    With making your own you can tell exactly what goes into it. I’m impressed that your kids thought it tasted the same!

  9. Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours says:

    5 stars
    Nutella is not on my list of good foods, probably due to the sugar content as you say. Shockingly high. I like that you have added the dates for sweetness, they are a great source of fibre and taste amazing. Obviously the coconut cream is the ingredient that is dubious, but as you say this is not a health food, just a better version of stuff you buy in a jar with a tonne of sugar. Good I say. A good alternative.

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