I have a love/hate relationship with Nutella. I love the smooth, creamy texture and the sweet, nutty flavour, but I’m not a fan of the ingredient list. After all, sugar and palm oil are the main ingredients, not hazelnuts or milk, which is what you might expect to find in a jar. Emulsifiers and artificial flavours are also thrown into the mix. Not to mention, the company is very misleading in its advertisements, convincing us that Nutella is part of a healthy breakfast to get us through the day.
I don’t know about you, but I like my guilty pleasures to be a bit less guilty, so I decided to create my own Nutella from scratch. All you need is 5 ingredients and about 15-20 minutes. (Besides eating it by the spoonful) I love using this sweet spread as a fruit dip, swirling it into my favourite chocolate chip cookie dough, on ice cream, or spread on a Digestive cookie or Graham cracker.
When it comes to eating a healthy energy-packed breakfast, we’re all better off sticking to natural peanut butter or any other natural nut butter with our toast or in our smoothies. Think of Nutella (or the homemade version) as a treat.
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