Healthy Nutella


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Learn how to make healthy Nutella with just 3 ingredients and ready in minutes! Sugar free and dairy free, it’s perfect on its own or enjoyed as a spread!

healthy nutella.

Want to healthify something classic? Make this sugar free Nutella.

Growing up, we ate Nutella straight from the jar and while delicious, did not know how much sugar and dairy we were consuming. Since watching our carbs, we’ve switched to making a homemade version and now we’re never turning back!

It’s creamy, full of chocolate hazelnut flavor and best of all, completely sugar free. It’s also so much healthier than the traditional kind: no palm oil, no dairy, and no artificial ingredients.

For a healthier version, it certainly doesn’t taste any different! With just 3 ingredients needed to make it, you’ve got no excuses!

Ingredients needed

  • Roasted hazelnuts. Use unsalted and raw hazelnuts. Carefully check the packets, as sometimes, even ‘natural’ ones have additives to it. 
  • Granulated sweetener. Coconut sugar and uncut sugar are great or keep it sugar free by using allulose
  • Cocoa powder. For the chocolate hit! Sift your cocoa powder if there are clumps. 

How to make sugar free Nutella

Making homemade Nutella (or any nut or seed butter) is ridiculously simple, but DOES require patience. All you need is a good quality high-speed blender or food processor, and you are ready. Here’s the basic idea of how to make it: 

Step 1: Toast your hazelnuts. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. In a single layer, place your hazelnuts on a single layer on a lined baking tray. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until some of the skin peels naturally.

Step 2: Remove the loose skins. Once the hazelnuts have cooled down, place them on a dish towel, and fold up each of the corners to avoid any of them falling out. Using one of your hands, press and toggle the hazelnuts together, causing them to break from their skins. Do this for 2-3 minutes. Open up the dish towel and most of the hazelnuts should now be removed from their skins. If there are several with skins still attached to them, remove those individually.

Step 3: Blend the hazelnuts. Place your hazelnuts in a high-speed blender or food processor. Blend your hazelnuts for 2-3 minutes until a flour-like consistency remains. Using a rubber spatula, give the ground-up hazelnuts a good stir. Continue blending in one-minute bursts, scraping down the sides regularly. Blend well until smooth.

Step 4: Add the cocoa powder and sugar substitute. Once the blended hazelnuts have become smooth and drippy, add your cocoa powder and sugar substitute.

Step 5: BLEND. Blend again until the chocolate hazelnut spread is smooth and drippy. It should drip beautifully off a spoon.

Step 6: Transfer your homemade chocolate spread into a jar. Pour your smooth chocolate hazelnut butter into a jar or shallow container, ensuring it is covered. 

sugar free Nutella.

Storage info

Wondering what is the best way to store healthy Nutella? Here are best practices for Nutella storage:

  • Up to one month: Store Nutella in an airtight container at room temperature.
  • One month or more: Did you know homemade Nutella keeps well in the refrigerator, too? Let it sit at room temperature for several minutes before spreading it.
  • Up to 6 months: Place the Nutella in a shallow jar and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Ways to use this spread

Besides the usual ways to eating Nutella (with a spoon), here are some other ideas to try:

Healthy nutella on brownies.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many calories in healthy Nutella?

Per serving, homemade Nutella contains 97 calories, 9 grams of healthy fats, 3 grams of fat and zero grams of sugar.

Can I use another sugar substitute?

Allulose is the best keto sweetener to use as it dissolves like actual sugar. Monk fruit sweetener and erythritol will work, but you risk the Nutella being gritty.

Can I use another nut instead of hazelnuts?

For those who don’t enjoy the taste of hazelnuts or want an alternative to it, you can make it with either peanuts or almonds. 

healthy Nutella recipe.

Healthy Nutella (3 Ingredients!)

5 from 252 votes
Learn how to make healthy Nutella with just 3 ingredients and ready in minutes! Sugar free and dairy free, it's perfect on its own or enjoyed as a spread!
Servings: 16 servings
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 11 minutes
Total: 12 minutes



  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a pan with the hazelnuts in a single layer, and toast for 12-15 minutes. 
  • Allow hazelnuts to cool completely. Transfer to a large dish towel, and wrap up the corners. Using one hand, press and shake the hazelnuts together roughly, to remove the skins. Do this for 3-4 minutes. 
  • Open up the dish towel and the skins should easily fall off the hazelnuts. 
  • Place the skinned hazelnuts into a high-speed blender or food processor. Blend for 4-5 minutes, until a flour-like consistency remains. Stir through using a rubber spatula, and blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Add your cocoa powder and granulated sweetener and continue to blend until fully combined and silky smooth. 
  • Transfer your chocolate hazelnut spread into a jar or container. 



1 serving is one heaping tablespoon (20 grams).
TO STORE: Store Nutella in an airtight container at room temperature.
TO FREEZE: Place the Nutella in a shallow jar and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 98kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 112mgFiber: 2gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 1g
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. This nutella looks so creamy and delicious!! I would love to have this on pancakes 🙂

  2. Hi Arman! I was wondering if you could tell me exactly how much one serving is. I have my hazelnuts roasting in the oven right now and can’t wait to try this! Thanks

    1. Hi Calley! It really depends on how smooth or thick your nutella ends up being- I just divided my portion by what is listed in the recipe card and provided that information. 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    Made this yesterday, it’s genuinely so easy with barely any ingredients and tastes so good. This is going to be my pantry staple. My next batch will be much bigger, filling up a pretty big mason jar or something! 😀

  4. Hi Arman – thank you for your alternative Nutella recipe! I am allergic to walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, and peanuts. If I use cashew nuts, do I toast them first? Thank you! Lafrida

  5. I made this recently. It is very delicious. I omitted the sweetener completely. It was sweet enough for us.
    Great recipe. Thanks

  6. I have a vitamix and after ten minutes I still just had dough I used Marco a almonds so I didn’t hear them at all. I ended up adding protein powder and turning them into protein fat bombs. Any idea what I did wrong? I did add all ingredients at once instead of making the nut butter first.

  7. Hi, If I bought roasted hazelnuts without skins can I just skip the oven or do they need to be warm in the food processor?


    1. Hi! I’d recommend still toasting them lightly, as they help the blender/food processor get moving 🙂

  8. If possible, what would be the ratio of pre-made nutella to this recipe. Thanks for all that you do. Love your recipes

      1. 5 stars
        I’ve tried this recipe on almonds, pecan, and hazelnuts. They all turn out excellent but my fave is pecan. For those who are getting just “dough” or some other non-gooey substance.with their blender , you either need to spend more time with your blender (when i use a 500w nutribullet, it takes i think 30 minutes or more to get it liquefied) or get a food processor which will cut down on liquefaction time dramatically. With a Cuisinart 550w food processor, it takes less time (15 to 25mins max if i recall correctly) and I’m able to double the amounts easily. Ps, i go by weight when using nuts other than hazel. Good luck.

  9. This look amazing!!!
    We’ve omitted sugar and sugar substitutes from our diet altogether. Can I use a little raw honey instead, like 2 tablespoons?

  10. Holy crap. I have never commented on a recipe before but damn, this is the best thing I’ve ever tasted. Everyone run to make this, now!!

  11. Easiest and most delicious Nutella ever. Huge fan of Nutella but hated the store bought brand. Way too much ingredients with preservatives. I have tried other recipes, none compares. So easy and delicious. Thank you.