“The homemade Nutella” … it has been on my todo list for a while and suddenly there it was!
I’m about to go to the office and have some left over almond butter. Not much, really. I add a little cocoa to it and bring it with me. Voila, the homemade Nutella for lunch. Tasty, but not perfect. It needed a little tweaking with some extra ingredients to end up with a really good and soft spreadable Nutella. One that your can’t leave alone! And all this with the basic & simple almond butter …
Nuts about almonds
Not long ago, I discovered the almond butter. It’s not only a good substitute for peanut butter, it is also a perfect filling for these mouthwatering almond butter cups and you could use it for these no bake peanut butter (or the ‘almond butter’ -) bars. Almonds are great. If I don’t make butter from it, I add them to my oatmeal breakfast. And as nut as I am about almonds, chocolate always wins (duh ..). No surprise foods like these with the nuts & cocoa combo + >> everything from scratch << make me enormously happy.
I just can’t help it !!!
It makes me so happy that control is hard to find. A choco-nut-mix like this won’t survive long when I’m around. Nothing new though. When I lived in Bangkok in my early twenties the Nutella jar disappeared regularly. No it didn’t melt… I lived there with my then and current boyfriend and our good friend Kuan. Secretly and ‘occasionally’ I at ‘one’ scoop Nutella. No mystery for me what happened with the Nutella. The guys would only raise their eyebrows. Last week I made these homemade Nutella for the first time… Before I had a chance to take pictures of my new favorite, I finished the jar … I just can’t help it!
You have been warned… it will disappear like snow in the sun.
- 1 1/2 cup almonds
- 1/4 cup cacao
- 1/8 (a little more to taste) cup agave syrup
- 1 tl vanille extract
- 1/2 cup milk
- pinch of salt
- Poor the almonds in your kitchen machine and blend.
- Continue till the nuts are finely chopped.
- Scrape down the sides and continue.
- Repeat this a few times un till the almonds become a smooth paste.
- Depending on your machine, this can take 10-20 minutes.
- Then add all the other ingredients, except the walnuts and blend till everything is mixed well.
- Add the optional walnuts and blend shortly.
!Not just good with bread. Use the Nutella as a dip for strawberry's or banana. !You need a good kitchen machine for this recipe.