Keto Nutella Recipe
This copycat Keto Nutella Recipe is made with 5 wholesome ingredients and tastes just like the real thing, just without carbs or any palm oil!
Ready in 5 minutes in your food processor, it is a clean, dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo, and vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Spread!
Is Nutella Keto-Friendly?
No, Nutella is not keto-friendly. Quite far from it actually! Nutella brings about 21 grams of net carbs per serving.
This is mostly due to the fact that the very first ingredient of Nutella is sugar and that it also contains a lot of skim milk.
So a single serving of 2 tablespoons of Nutella would probably take you out of ketosis!
How To Make Keto Nutella
Like the classic Nutella spread, this keto Chocolate Hazelnut spread recipe is creamy, chocolaty, rich, and easy to spread on toast.
Let’s have a look at what you need to make them!
All you need to make this recipe are 5 wholesome ingredients:
- Raw Hazelnut: Hazelnuts are fantastic nuts. They taste great, and they are full of healthy fats, and vitamin E to protect against free radicals, but also manganese, magnesium, and many other minerals!
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder: Note that cacao powder is a raw version of cocoa that has a stronger dark chocolate flavor. If you love dark chocolate desserts then is a great option.
- Erythritol: Some other keto sweeteners might work in this recipe, including allulose or monk fruit erythritol blend. But watch out as some sweeteners give a bitter taste to the spread!
- Coconut Oil: It’s important to measure your coconut oil once it has melted, for precision. To melt, just warm up a few seconds in the microwave as coconut oil is liquid above 76F/24C.
- Hazelnut Extract: to boost the hazelnutness of this Keto Nutella recipe, don’t hesitate to add a touch of Hazelnut extract!
Keto Nutella Recipe
There’s nothing simpler than making this recipe! Scroll down to the recipe card below for the short version of the instructions!
1. Roasting the Hazelnuts
Roasting the hazelnut is the necessary step to release their delicious signature flavor and it also helps process the hazelnuts.
If you were to make your chocolate hazelnut spread from raw hazelnuts, you would lose quite a bit of the taste.
It would however have about the same nutrient content.
To roast your Hazelnuts, place them on a baking sheet for 8 to 10 minutes in an oven preheated to 320°F (160°C).
Then when their skins start to naturally peel from the heat, take them out and rub them in a clean towel to take all the skin off.
2. Turning Hazelnuts into Hazelnut Butter
To turn your roasted hazelnut into butter, you need a high-speed food processor with quite a bit of power.
Be aware that a low-quality processor might fail from processing hazelnuts.
Process them for 3 to 5 minutes to get smooth butter.
3. Blending other ingredients
Once the Hazelnuts have been turned into butter, it is time to add all the other ingredients and process again.
Storing Keto Nutella
This Keto Hazelnut Chocolate spread stores really well in a jar for up to one month in the pantry.
I don’t recommend freezing it though as it would be impossible to thaw properly.
After a few days or weeks in the pantry, you might see a natural separation between the oil from the hazelnut and the rest.
Just give the jar a good stir to combine everything again!
More Keto-friendly spreads
If you’ve enjoyed this keto-friendly hazelnut chocolate spread recipe, you might love the following:
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- 2 cups Raw Hazelnuts
- 6 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 4 tablespoons Crystal Sweetener
- ¼ cup Coconut Oil melted
- ½ teaspoon Hazelnut Extract – optional
- Preheat the oven to 320°F (160°C).
- Spread the hazelnuts on a baking sheet and roast the hazelnuts for 8-10 minutes until the skin starts to peel off and the hazelnuts are fragrant.
- Place the hazelnuts into a clean towel and shake/rub them to peel off the nuts' skin.
- Transfer the skinless roasted hazelnuts into a food processor and process at high speed for 3-5 minutes. The time depends on your food processor speed.
- Stop the food processor every minute, scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula, and process again until it turns into soft hazelnut butter.
- Add the unsweetened cocoa powder, sweetener, coconut oil, and hazelnut extract.
- Blend for about 1 minute to combine all the ingredients and create a smooth, consistent chocolate spread.
- Transfer to a glass jar, and store in the refrigerator for one hour to thicken.
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Is it wrong to add n extra cup of raw hazelnuts? So I would add 3cups instead of 2. The reason is because I want more keto hazelnut spread.
You can but it will take longer to process into a spread. Enjoy
Love making this keto Nutella recipe. Very tasty 😋. I’ll use it on my keto pancakes or keto cinnamon toast. This time might add a full avocado see what that does.
Hello Carine, can we use xantham gum to thicken Nutella ? If yes, do you how much ? Thank you !!
You don’t need gum to thicken the Nutella pop it in the fridge. Coconut firm up under 23C and the texture will magically thickened
Delicious! I didn’t have hazelnut extract but it was still great. SO excited to have Nutella back in my life! Thanks!
If I use erythritol should I use granulated or powdered? Will the granulated version dissolve in the mixture?
If the recipe says erythritol it always refer to granulated otherwise it says powdered
Hi Carine, thanks for your quick reply to my question regarding Electrolytes. I seem to not be able to go back to my comment or find your reply. LOL! Still trying go navigate through your amazing website full of yummy recipes and advice. Anyway, thanks for the offer to use your discount to purchase the product you use. Unfortunately I can’t stand the taste of Stevia (aftertaste). I only use Erythritol. I might just make up my own hydrating drink. Also is there a way I can find my comments somewhere on the website. Thanks again 😉
No problem! Take care, XOXO Carine
You say to roast the hazelnuts for 8-1 minutes. I do not understand the timing. Do you mean 1 minute to 8 minutes? Thanks
Sorry for the typo, I updated the recipe it means 8 to 10 minutes, Enjoy the recipe, XOXO Carine
Would I be able to use cashews instead of hazelnuts?
Sure, and since cashews doesn’t have skin it will be even faster to make your own spread. Enjoy the recipe, XOXO Carine
I like your recipes and where do l go to get these and can l print them out thank you
There is always a print button in the recipe card, next to the ‘leave a review’ before the ingredient list. It will open a new tab on your laptop with the recipe card to print out. Enjoy the recipe, XOXO Carine
I saved in my Pinterest your white beans sandwich, made in once and really like it. When I wanted to make it again today I click on my saving in Pinterest but I couldn’t find it in your website. Note said: “the page can’t be found, please go to the home page”. Can you fix the issue or please email me the recipe. Thsnks
Yes, sorry, all my non keto recipes are not available on the blog anymore. You can check all my vegan recipes on my vegan blog at http://www.theconsciousplantkitchen.com
Will it make a huge difference if I don’t use hazelnut extract?
Not much it simply add an extra boost of flavor 🙂 Enjoy the spread, XOXO Carine.
Nutella is italian (as I am), but I’ll forgive you cause this sounds like a great alternative that I’m curious to try.
I am French, lived 2 hours from the Italian border, so yes I know Nutella is italian! 🙂 I am not trying to compete with nutella with this recipe, dont worry! This blog is about providing sugar free, recipes that I can eat on low carb diet without impact my blood sugar too much. I can’t eat sugar – diabetes – so this is simply a safe treat that remind me the taste of the real nutella. I hope you enjoy it ! XOXO Carine.
Looks absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to try this recipe! Love Nutella ♥
Hello! Can I use honey and reduce the coconut oil amount?
Sure! any liquid sweetener will work too. You can reduce coconut oil but it will change the texture. Keep some to make sure the spread is not too thick or difficult to spread. Enjoy the recipe. XOXO Carine.
If I use Swerve (erythritol and oligosaccharides) would I still use 4 tbsp? Thanks so much for this recipe!
Yes! That is what I am using but if you don’t have a strong sweet tooth starts with 2 tablespoons, process, taste and adjust. It won’t impact the texture at all so it is better to add the sweetener by little steps if you are unsure or if you are worried about a too sweet taste. Enjoy the spread ! XOXO Carine.
I’ve become allergic to coconut :(… is there an alternative you can suggest?
Hi! I am sure you can use other vegetable oil with light taste like hazelnut oil or almond oil or avocado oil – those are very healthy ones. The texture won’t firm up if you store the nutella in the fridge as it will with coconut oil, but the taste will be as delicious. Enjoy the nutella recipe ! xoxo Carine.
Que pense using Hazelnut butter? Merci beaucoup. S
I am not sure what you mean. This recipe is basically a chocolate hazelnut butter itself using unsweetened cocoa powder and sugar free sweetener. So yes, if you have got hazelnut butter from over the counter you can use it directly in this recipe. 🙂 Enjoy ! Merci beaucoup. Carine.