INSTANT (I Swear) Vegan Almond Chocolate Spread a.k.a. When-You-Can-Have-Your-Nutella-&-Eat-It-Too!

INSTANT (I Swear) Vegan Almond Chocolate Spread a.k.a. When-You-Can-Have-Your-Nutella-&-Eat-It-Too!

Hi AGAIN munchkins! 

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This one is going to be short & sweet: The perfect representation of EXACTLY what this recipe is.

Instant.

Naturally sweet.

Delicious. 

Let’s be honest, we all love a good tablespoon or two or three of NUTELLA. But let’s also be honest that the ingredients in that deliciousness are not exactly ideal, to say the leastI mean… when sugar its the first ingredient & half of the others are impossible to pronounce, HOUSTON, WE’VE GOT A PROBLEM.

OH & NOT TO MENTION… it’s supposed to be a HAZELNUT SPREAD, but it only contains somewhere between 13 & 15% hazelnuts.. Weird, right? 

Now, Nutella is okay if you’re doing it in moderation, I guess... but when you can find healthier, yummy alternatives that are packed with HEALTHY FATS, where sugar is NOT THE FIRST INGREDIENT (& where there is hardly any sugar at all… & the little bit that there is, is natural & unrefined!) & that are dairy-free (so VEGAN!), preservative-free & SUPER EASY TO MAKE, why not!?

IN CASE YOU DIDN’T CATCH MY DRIFT BY NOW, I’M ABOUT TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A RECIPE FOR JUST THAT…

My loves, YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1/2 cup of almond meal (I use Bob’s Red Mill);
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk (I use Califia Farms);
  • 1 heaping tsp. of unsweetened organic cocoa powder (I use Organic Traditions) (or more, if you want a darker colour & more intense chocolate-y flavour. BUT, keep in mind that this will make the spread a bit more bitter, so you will have to add a bit more coconut sugar!);
  • 1 tsp. of pure organic vanilla extract (I use Simply Organic);
  • OPTIONAL (But necessary, in my opinion!): 1/2 tsp. of organic coconut palm sugar (I use Wholesome Sweet!) – TBH, if you’re someone who likes sweeter spreads & is used to Nutella, you will definitely want to up the 1/2 tsp. to a full tsp.!

NOW, FOR THE HOW-TOI mean, how difficult can this be? IT’S A JOKE. READY IN TWO MINUTES!

  • Combine all the ingredients in a medium mixing bowl & mix until fully combined & incorporated! 
    • If you find the mix is too thin, you can either: microwave it for a few seconds or pop it in the fridge before devouring so it can firm up a bit! (Either way, you will have to store it in the refrigerator!).

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  • DEVOUR – Spread it on your fave crackers, rice cakes, fruit, sprouted bread, english muffins, etc. THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS!

 

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