Nutritious Nutella


Makes 1 jar

– 1 cup of hazelnuts

– 1 cup of medjool dates

– 1/2 a cup of water

– 2 tablespoons of pure organic maple syrup (please don’t use one with nasty additives)

– 1-2 heaped tablespoons of raw cacao powder (depending on how rich you like it)

Optional: 1/2 a ripe banana – gives a very subtle, but very delicious flavour!

Start by soaking the hazelnuts in water overnight, or for at least six hours – this is so important and the recipe just won’t work if you don’t do this! To soak simply place the nuts in a bowl and cover them with filtered water, then leave to one side. Once you are ready to make the Nutella drain the water from the bowl and discard it. Then place the nuts in a food processor with the pitted dates, fresh water, maple syrup and raw cacao (if you want the banana touch then add the banana at this point too) and blend for about 5-10 minutes, until a very smooth paste forms. Then store it in an airtight jam jar in the fridge. Enjoy!

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