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Easy 5-Ingredient Keto Nutella

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There’s nothing quite like the scent of a really tasty recipe filling the kitchen. Like a good crispy roast chicken or a slow cooker stew that’s been marinating for hours. Well, this 5-Ingredient Keto Nutella beats them all hands down!

The aroma of toasted hazelnuts is so warming and aromatic. I’m telling you guys, this sugar-free keto Nutella could sell houses! Forget freshly ground coffee or a home baked loaf, get this on the go, it’s that good!

…and if you’re not moving house, well it will wake sleepy heads out of their beds for breakfast for sure!

What I love about this 5-Ingredient Keto Nutella is that it’s sugar-free, packed with heart-healthy MUFA and super easy to make. You can totally customise how smooth you make it too. Simply blitz for a longer time if you want it super smooth or slightly less for more of a crunchy texture from the hazelnuts. I like a bit of texture so went for somewhere in the middle.

Smother on a slice of keto toast, low-carb graham crackers or if you’re a nut butter addict like me, spoon straight from the jar! You can even use this keto chocolate hazelnut spread to make all sorts of sweet fat bombs — all those options!

Is Dark Chocolate Healthy?

We used 90% dark chocolate but any dark chocolate with at least 85% cacao is a good low-carb option. Although there is a small amount of sugar, the carb count is low and it's one of the ingredients that can be used in moderation when you follow a healthy low-carb diet. You can also use sugar-free chocolate (dark, milk or even white if you can get it) sweetened with stevia or inulin.

If you want to avoid any added sugar, you can also use unsweetened 100% dark chocolate and then add more sweetener to taste.

Can I Use Whole Unpeeled Hazelnuts?

We recommend using peeled hazelnuts as the skins tend to add a bitter aftertaste. You can easily remove the peel. Simply bake the nuts as instructed. Once roasted and cooled, rub the hazelnuts together in your hands to remove the skins. This makes the butter smooth and avoids the bitter taste imparted by the skins.

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Serving size 1 tbsp, 16 g/ 0.6 oz

Allergy information for Easy 5-Ingredient Keto Nutella

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, 1 tbsp, 16 g/ 0.6 oz)

Net carbs1.4 grams
Protein2.1 grams
Fat8.9 grams
Calories92 kcal
Calories from carbs 6%, protein 9%, fat 85%
Total carbs2.8 gramsFiber1.4 gramsSugars0.8 gramsSaturated fat1.6 gramsSodium1 mg(0% RDA)Magnesium28 mg(7% RDA)Potassium105 mg(5% EMR)

Ingredients (makes about 1 3/4 cups/ 430 g/ 15.2 oz)


  1. Preheat the oven to 170 °C/ 340 °F (fan assisted), or 190 °C/ 375 °F (conventional). Spread the hazelnuts on a baking tray and roast for 8 - 10 minutes until slightly golden. Remove from the oven and allow to fully cool (about 15 minutes).
    Easy 5-Ingredient Keto Nutella
  2. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a water bath. Place the bowl over a pan with boiling water and allow the chocolate to melt whilst occasionally stirring. Make sure no water gets into the chocolate. Easy 5-Ingredient Keto Nutella
  3. Once the nuts have cooled slightly, add to a food processor and blitz until smooth.
    Easy 5-Ingredient Keto Nutella
  4. Add the cacao powder, low-carb sweetener, vanilla and blitz. Easy 5-Ingredient Keto Nutella
  5. Add the melted chocolate and pulse until combined. (Note: If using coconut milk or cream, slowly drizzle it into the processor while blending. To prevent splitting, similar to chocolate ganache, use warm coconut milk or cream. Never use cold ingredients from the fridge!) Easy 5-Ingredient Keto Nutella
  6. Pour the 5-Ingredient Keto Nutella into a jar and allow to cool. Easy 5-Ingredient Keto Nutella
  7. Enjoy runny or place in the fridge to set.
    Easy 5-Ingredient Keto Nutella
  8. If you want it runny again after it has been in the fridge, simply leave out in the kitchen at room temperature and it will melt. Easy 5-Ingredient Keto Nutella
  9. Store in the fridge in a sealable glass jar for up to a month, or freeze in an ice tray and then pop the keto Nutella cubes out into a freezer bag. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. To defrost, place in the fridge overnight. Easy 5-Ingredient Keto Nutella

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1 tbsp, 16 g/ 0.6 oz)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Hazelnuts, nuts, unblanched
0.8 g1.7 g6.8 g70 kcal
Extra dark chocolate, 90% cocoa (cacao)
0.5 g0.4 g2.1 g21 kcal
Swerve, natural sweetener (Erythritol and chicory inulin based)
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Cocoa powder, raw (cacao)
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Vanilla extract, sugar-free, alcohol-based
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, 1 tbsp, 16 g/ 0.6 oz
1.4 g2.1 g8.9 g92 kcal

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Food is one of life’s most powerful medicines. I’m a true testament that once you find the right approach for you, you can overcome poor health through the healing power of food.

I believe the secret to radiant health starts and ends with a healthy gut so my recipes are all grain, gluten and refined sugar free. Most are also dairy-free.

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Comments (15)

No luck for me. My hazelnuts never became smooth. It came out as ground nuts with chocolate. I have a very good food processor. Any ideas where I may have gone wrong?

Sorry to hear that, apart from the tips here, I can only recommend soaking the hazelnuts in water for up to 8 hours prior to blending as that might make them smoother. Other than that I'd say just blending them longer. As you can see from the photos, it's fairly smooth but not like regular Nutella. The main reason is that regular Nutella is mostly sugar and fats, plus a little bit of hazelnuts. This is mostly hazelnuts.

Can I use almonds instead of hazelnuts?

Taste wise - absolutely!

I tried making this but as soon as I added the coconut milk, it turned into a dough-like consistency 😞 What am I doing wrong?

Oh no, it seems that it split which happens when you have coconut milk that's too cold. The mixtures should have a similar temperature. It's the same case with chocolate ganache. Have you tried gently heating the mixture up & stirring?

This happened to me as well, and the coconut milk was well warmed. I wonder whether she and I were both using coconut milk without gums or additives? The high water content without something to emulsify might have done it.

I did use Aroy-D cartons which claim to only contain coconut and water so it might be a factor.

Will this work with almonds or cashews? Those are the only nuts my daughter is not allergic to.

Absolutely! It won't taste the same way but it will make a delicious chocolate spread!

How many cups is the Hazelnut after being ground in the food processor. I purchased some toasted ground hazelnut, but don’t know how much to use with this recipe.

Hi Jo, if you go by the grams (about 300 g), you'll be ok. That should be about 3 cups of finely ground hazelnuts.

Nutella is love. This made my day as a keto follower

Oh I can still remember how amazing the smell of this Nutella is! Tastes incredible.

I just LOVE this recipe, so delicious! And can be done sweetener-free too with 100% chocolate 😊