Friday, March 18, 2011

Nutella at home - It cannot get any better you guys! ♥

We all love Nutella. I mean there would be hardly anyone who hates it, and I hope they have valid reasons to do so. What better than a healthy Nutella recipe? Peanuts are good for our heart, A couple of tablespoons of Olive Oil does not hurt, and you can substitute the sugar with sweetener but I highly recommend the sugar considering that it is not a lot in quantity. So this is my version of Peanutella, adapted from Smitten Kitchen :)

Recipe from Smitten Kitchen
Makes as much as one full jar of Nutella.


2 cups Peanuts, raw and skinned
1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
1 cup Powdered Sugar (+ couple spoons extra as per taste)
1 tablespoon Peanut Butter (Optional)
1/2 tsp Salt
3 tablespoons Oil


Roast the peanuts in a 400F/200C oven for 10 minutes or roast them on the stove top till they are nicely brown. Let them cool for few minutes to avoid the hot steam from the blender. Then all you have to do is blitz! Let it blend for a good 3-4 minutes, you will see that it has started to form a paste of it's own. Blend them till they're a smooth paste. Then add the remaining ingredients and blend again. There you are, with fresh Peanutella, but I guess you can make Nutella with roasted Hazelnuts instead. I did not find any here so I went with the Peanuts. This is just as good if not better! Enjoy it by itself, or smear it over anything you like!


  1. GillianMarch 18, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    Exactly who doesn't love nutella, I can see all sorts of possibilities how abour cashewella. Doesn't exactly trip off the tongue but I bet it would taste good.

    Thanks for the ideas

  2. KofykatOctober 13, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Hey, This is my favourite recipe. I've been making something similar for years. Nice to see it here. Only difference is I add about 2 tbsp of cinnamon.

  3. Caramel WingsOctober 14, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    The next batch I make, I am definitely adding Cinnamon!

  4. sarahbthatsmeMarch 14, 2012 at 6:32 AM

    This sounds fantastic! I'm allergic to peanuts, but I can't wait to try making almondella :-)!

  5. Caramel WingsMarch 21, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    You could just make Nutella with Hazelnuts! :D

  6. shubhiApril 3, 2014 at 2:51 PM

    I tried this, and turns out, i'll never have to buy Nutella ever again... Soooo good...

    1. Caramel WingsApril 3, 2014 at 2:53 PM

      I know right? :) Glad that it worked out for you!

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