Thermomix “Not Naughty” Nutella Recipe

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Today I want to share my “Not Naughty” Nutella recipe. My children love Nutella! I hate Nutella. It’s so high in sugar and contains a stack of palm oil.  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

Scoop of Nice 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” Nutella recipe. My finished product had to taste really good, but with an improved nutritional value.

 

5 from 6 votes
Scoop of Nice Nutella
Not Naughty Nutella Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Want a healthier spread for the kids! This Chocolate & Hazelnut spread tastes like Nutella but is so much healthier!

Course: Curd, Dessert, Snack, Spread
Cuisine: American, Australian
Servings: 21 serves
Calories: 100 kcal
Author: Julie Carlyle
Ingredients
  • 100 gm hazelnuts
  • 100 gm milk chocolate
  • 130 gm Medjool Dates pits removed
  • 200 gm coconut cream
  • 5 gm vanilla paste
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius.

  2. Place hazelnuts on a baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes.

  3. Place the hazelnuts in a clean tea towel and rub to remove the outer dark shell.

  4. Add the nuts, chocolate, vanilla, dates and coconut milk to the TM Bowl (or food processor) Blend 1 min/Speed 8.

  5. Scrape bowl the bowl and Blend 30 sec. Speed 7.

  6. Check the consistency of the spread. If it's smooth transfer the chocolate spread to a jar and refrigerate. If you want it smoother repeat the blending process. 

Recipe 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 Facts
Not Naughty Nutella Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

So I made some recipe switches.

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!

Nice 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.

Scoop of Nice Nutella

Scoop of Nice Nutella

Now I know my nut & chocolate spread isn’t a health food, but I think my ingredients are a huge improvement on the original recipe. I wanted to get rid of the sugar straight away so I substituted dates. Dates add valuable fibre, magnesium, B6, potassium and iron to the spread. They also help keep the spread, spreadable. 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. I’ve used a slightly higher amount of nuts, 18% and 18% good quality chocolate.

Chocolate & Hazelnut Spread Recipe

Chocolate & Hazelnut Spread Recipe

I also chose coconut cream to help make the Nutella spreadable. Coconut cream is still a high-fat ingredient but at least it has 2.2gm fibre, iron and some protein. I’ve used a slightly higher amount of nuts than the original recipe 18% compared to 13%.

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

So whilst my Nutella recipe is still a “sometimes food” I think it’s okay to have it in small quantities. I also tried making the spread with 75% cocoa dark chocolate. It was delicious, although the kids preferred the milk chocolate recipe.

Nutella Recipe

Nutella Recipe

So the big question is “Does it taste like Nutella?”

I put my kids to the test and got a unanimous yes!  After a few mouthfuls, they said it was a little different… “but maybe even better!!”

I call that a win for the good guys 🙂

Please try my Nutella recipe and let me know what you think. Don’t forget to pin it for later 🙂

Not Naughty Nutella -PIN ME

Not Naughty Nutella -PIN ME

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11 thoughts on “Thermomix “Not Naughty” Nutella Recipe”


  1. 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.


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

  3. Sarah says:


    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!!

  4. Choclette says:


    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.


  5. 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. 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 🙂

  7. Mandy Bushelle says:

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

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

  8. Jared says:


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

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

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