Healthy Nutella - Gourmet Chocolate Spread with Roasted Hazelnuts
3/4 cup (120g. / 180mL) hazelnuts
1/4 cup (60mL) almonds
2 tbsp. light sesame oil (or other taste neutral oil*)
2 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 medjool date (or two small very soft dates)
Preheat oven to 200°C / 390ªF
Place the hazelnuts and almonds on a baking sheet with baking paper and roast them in the oven for approx. 5 minutes or until they start to smell nice.
Rub off the skin from the hazelnuts (I recommend doing this between two paper towels.
Place the nuts in a food processor and blend until hey turn into butter. If you – like me – have a weak food processor this can take up to ten minutes.
Once smooth add in the remaining ingredients and pulse to combine.
Store in a mason jar in the fridge.
* It is important you use light sesame oil here, since dark has a very distinctive sesame flavour. Use oils such as sunflower seed oil, peanut oil or melted coconut oil. Or olive oil if you like the taste of olive oil and chocolate, which can indeed be an excellent combination.