I’m still trying to adapt my new life. In case you don’t know, I have recently graduated and started to work, which primarily means waking up early to me. What I do in the mornings is basically waking up at the latest time possible, and trying not to be late. It means also that I generally sacrifice my breakfasts in order to sleep five more minutes. In such cases, when I was late for school, I used to eat whole grain cereals with oatmeal and low-fat milk. But it’s always nice to invent new things, since I don’t like to eat the same thing every morning. One solution I found was the oatmeal energy bars. And this is the second solution. Homemade Nutella! Well, I have to warn you, it of course does not taste like original creamy yummy Nutella, but if you’re like me and do not want to always eat full-of-additive food, then this is the simplest and the most delicious solution. Yes, I told that it does not taste like Nutella, but it has a very rich and distinct taste (and of course a very rich hazelnut smell!!).
The process is very simple. You basically put some roasted hazelnuts into food processor and process, process and process (you have to be patient and watch the hazelnuts turn into dust and then cream) until you get your homemade hazelnut spread. Well, mine does not very creamy, that’s because I wasn’t patient enough to process my hazelnuts more than three minutes. The best thing is, like almond milk, you can make this spread with any nuts you can imagine: walnuts, pistachios, sunflower seeds or almonds.
After you get your spread, add some sweetener. I added some honey, and of course cocoa powder. And here’s my first homemade Nutella! Remember, for darker and creamier look, just process more and add more cocoa powder. Enjoy!