Homemade dark chocolate keto nutella sounds like something that shouldn’t be allowed on a keto diet but when it’s made with all healthy ingredients, it’s a no-brainer really. This recipe is also super easy to make, requiring only a few minutes of prep time and then about 15 minutes of fridge time until it’s ready to use.
How to Make Dark Chocolate Keto Nutella
The only things that you’ll need to make this homemade nutella are a food processor and 5 simple keto approved ingredients. Here’s the recipe:
- Process. Add 2 cups of toasted hazelnuts to a food processor and process until a creamy butter forms; make sure to scrape the sides of the food processor as needed.
- Add the remaining ingredients. Add a low carb granulated sweetener like Stevia, cacao powder, pure vanilla extract, and avocado oil to the food processor and process until well combined.
- Refrigerate. Transfer the nutella mixture into a jar and refrigerate until ready to use.
3 Reasons Why This Keto Nutella is Actually Good for You
While nutella is typically marketed as a ‘healthy’ chocolate spread, there are still far too many unhealthy additives in commercially available options to make it viable for keto dieters. Thankfully, this particular homemade nutella recipe is actually quite good for you; here are a few of the main reasons why:
- Rich source of heart healthy fats. Hazelnut is rich in both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Both of these fatty acids have been found to help reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease by helping with relieving high blood pressure, lowering LDL cholesterol, and improving overall vascular function. (1)
- Provides disease fighting antioxidants. Hazelnut and cacao powder are both widely known to be excellent sources of disease fighting antioxidants. As a matter of fact, numerous studies have confirmed that chocolate and cocoa products are particularly beneficial when it comes to protecting against diseases like cancer and heart disease. (2)
- Good source of dietary fiber. Last but not least, hazelnuts are also an excellent source of dietary fiber, with a 100 gram serving size providing you with approximately 10 grams of fiber. That’s great news because dietary fiber can help with everything from normalizing your bowel movements to protecting against colon cancer to even giving your immune system a boost. (3)
What to Serve with Keto Nutella
To be perfectly honest, this keto nutella is just fine on its own and requires no further introduction. Just pick up your favorite spoon and dig in; it’s that easy. However, if you’re interested in pairing it with something else, here are some of my favorites:
Best Way to Store Keto Nutella
The best way to store your homemade keto nutella is to simply keep it in the jar that you first transfer it to. You’ll be able to keep your nutella stored in the fridge like this for up to 2 weeks.
You can also store your nutella at room temperature if you would like. If you’re planning on doing that, I would consider omitting the avocado oil when making the nutella; you’ll end up with a much better nutella texture at room temperature without any added oils in there.
(You may also like: Homemade Keto Chocolate Milk)
Homemade Dark Chocolate Keto Nutella (Low Carb, High Protein)
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 2 cups 1x
- 2 cups toasted hazelnuts
- 2/3 cup granulated Stevia or other low carb granulated sweetener
- ¼ cup cacao powder
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Add the hazelnuts to a food processor and process, scraping the sides as needed, until a creamy butter forms.
- Add the sweetener and cacao powder and process until well combined.
- Transfer into a jar and refrigerate until ready to use.