It is such an inspiration to prepare your food from the very first part of preparation. It all started by picking hazelnuts right from the tree. It was such fun picking my favourite nuts from our own garden where they grow completely organic.
We brought the picked hazelnuts in the city and left them to dry on our balcony. A week later we removed the shells and we already knew what we are going to prepare – favourite dessert to many people around the world – Nutella.
If you don’t have your own tree to pick the hazelnuts, choose organic and raw ones. The most healthy way to prepare them is to soak them overnight in water and to bake them in the morning. Place the nuts in a preheated oven and toast them until they are brown. Once they are ready, leave them to cool.
Remove the skin as much as possible.
Add the cooled hazelnuts to the food processor bowl. If you prefer a smooth creamy texture first mix the hazelnuts and afterwards add the remaining ingredients. If you prefer to have the “chunky” version of Nutella then mix all the ingredients together with the whole hazelnuts.
We decided on the “chunky” version and put coconut oil, coconut milk, cacao powder and a bit of honey together with the whole hazelnuts in the processor.
Serve the irresistibly delicious spread on a toast or as a dessert topped with some fresh fruits.
Homemade organic Nutella: A cup of hazelnuts Organic coconut milk 1 tblsp organic coconut oil 1 tblsp organic cacao powder 1 tsp organic honey