Homemade Nutella Recipe

Looking for a healthier version of Nutella? This recipe for homemade Nutella is “clean” made with natural ingredients you can find in your pantry.

Homemade Nutella

I love this recipe for homemade Nutella! It’s not quite the same as the real stuff, but it’s a great healthier alternative made with wholesome real-food ingredients!

Homemade Nutella from The Coconut Mama

Homemade Nutella



  1. Use a food processor to blend the hazelnuts until they form a nut butter.
  2. Add 1/4 cup of coconut milk along with the remaining ingredients.
  3. Blend until mixture is creamy and smooth.
  4. Add more coconut milk if needed.


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Homemade Nutella Recipe
  • 1 Cup Hazelnuts, roasted
  • 1½ Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • ⅓ Cup Maple Syrup
  • ½ Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ -1/2 Cup Coconut Milk
  • ⅛ Teaspoon Salt
  1. Use a food processor to blend the hazelnuts until they form a nut butter.
  2. Add ¼ cup of coconut milk along with the remaining ingredients.
  3. Blend until mixture is creamy and smooth. Add more coconut milk if needed.


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About the author: Hi! I’m Tiffany – aka Coconut Mama. I’m a real food mama of three coconut babies. I’m passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, I use coconut products in all my recipes. You can download my free Coconut Flour Recipes E-book here. Thanks for stopping by!
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  • Jennifer February 21, 2016, 6:07 pm

    I’m so excited to try this! Wondering if you could use hazelnut meal (like Bob’s red mill)

  • Kathy February 3, 2016, 7:10 pm

    I just made this and it turned out awesome!!! I also added about 2 tablespoons of honey along with the maple syrup. I used canned full fat coconut milk. My daughter that loves Nutella wasn’t as thrilled about it but I love it. I think she just can’t get it in her head this is a more natural and healthy wonderful nutty chocolate spread. I think this would nice in a smoothie as well with a banana and coconut milk. Thanks for sharing.

  • Inge December 23, 2015, 11:47 am

    If it’s made…how long can you keep it if you store it in the refrigerator ?

  • Robyn September 14, 2015, 8:02 pm

    Gonna do this, my son loves Nutella. This seems much better

  • JenJen June 29, 2015, 4:27 pm

    I just made this nutella. Here is my feedback:

    Texture: The texture is only slightly granular, which I like because it makes the hazelnut-taste more prevalent versus super-fine grinds you get in the store.

    Taste: **Much** more flavorful than store-bought nutella! the coconut oil pairs very nicely with the cocoa + hazelnuts; very sweet, but not cloyingly like store-brand.

    1. I added a dash of cinnamon to bring out the cocoa and hazelnut flavor more.
    2. Reduced cocoa powder to 2 TBSPs and the cocoa flavor was still very prevalent. This way there was a better nut/cocoa ratio.
    3. Reduced syrup to 1/4 cup and still very sweet, but in very good way 🙂

    Overall: Way more flavorful than nutella brand! Never going back to the highly processed factory food again, thank you Coconut Mama <3

    • The Coconut Mama July 1, 2015, 11:25 pm

      Thanks for your input, Jen! I really appreciate it! I’ll be adding cinnamon next time I make this. 🙂

  • kathy nawara January 4, 2015, 1:20 am

    even through it does look a little to thick & not very smooth & creamy . I am sure it is just as good thanks for the recipe think I’ll try it.

  • Joy November 14, 2014, 5:48 pm

    Most recipes I have seen that use toasted hazelnuts suggest you try to get as much of the “skin” off as possible once the nuts are toasted. Should that be done with this recipe?

  • Marlene October 24, 2014, 11:43 am

    just made it for the first time ……its AMAZING no need to add sugar

  • Glenda Wipperfurth March 16, 2014, 5:18 pm

    How many hazelnuts? Can you buy roasted ones or do I have to look up how to roast them?

  • Brandie February 11, 2014, 2:05 pm

    I soaked and roasted my nuts, then made this with 1/4 cup canned coconut milk, it was kind of runny and strong cacao tasting so I added aprox 1/3 cup of raw honey with sweetened it up just right and made it thicker. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Amanda February 6, 2014, 2:13 pm

    Canned whole coconut milk, or drinking coconut milk?

  • Sara R February 5, 2014, 12:24 pm

    Raw or toasted hazelnuts?

  • Edie January 19, 2014, 11:45 am

    How long will this keep in the refridgerator?

    • The Coconut Mama January 20, 2014, 9:05 am

      Hi Edie, we hardly have time to even notice as it’s usually gone in 2 weeks. As a precaution I would withhold from eating it after a month.

  • Gina December 27, 2013, 7:39 am

    I wonder if you can buy hazelnut butter?

    • Kelly May 20, 2014, 5:50 pm

      Yes, Artisana makes a great one but with sugar. IHerb sells it. Coupon code KEL320 if you’re interested.

  • tntprovost December 12, 2013, 5:42 pm

    My daughter just asked me to buy Nutella at Costco. I just couldn’t do it, so maybe if I make this it will satisfy her. Thanks for sharing.

  • Cathy Huggins Gore December 11, 2013, 9:36 am

    Wonder if you could use almonds and almond milk?

  • Camille December 10, 2013, 9:41 pm

    how long does this last? and it has to be stored in the fridge right?

  • Shandra Slack December 7, 2013, 9:23 pm

    You have to try making nutella with roasted hazelnuts!! Sooo much better. 🙂

  • Dayna December 6, 2013, 4:40 pm

    Oh man… I am totally making this!! 😀

  • chrystelle December 6, 2013, 2:59 pm

    thank you for this great and easy recipe

  • Sarah D December 6, 2013, 11:27 am

    Thanks for rectifying the cocoa. I would imagine the spread would taste so much better if the hazelnuts were first roasted also? every other recipe for nutella seems to do this.

  • Beth December 6, 2013, 5:24 am

    Do you soak the hazelnuts overnight first? I guess there’d be no need to dehydrate them (although you could) — you could just soak and then put in the food processor. Also, could you use raw cacao powder in this?

  • Sarah D December 6, 2013, 1:42 am

    How much cocoa powder please? I think you missed it off.


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