Before you reach for another five tubs of Nutella at the market, check out this almond hazelnut butter recipe for a healthier alternative.

You honestly cannot go wrong in terms of flavor with anything that involves nut butter and chocolate (um hello, Reese's and Nutella), but you can definitely go wrong with unhealthy ingredients. This recipe is a healthier way to get your fix.

Almond Hazelnut Butter

  • Prep Time:25 mins
  • Cook Time:15 mins
  • Total Time:40 mins
  • Servings:8
  • Easy


  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup raw hazelnuts
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon cocoa or cacao powder cocoa powder will yield a sweeter product
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil optional
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  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350° F, and lay out a baking sheet.

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  • Step 2

    Separate almonds and hazelnuts on the baking sheet, and roast for about 15 minutes until your kitchen smells toasty and nutty.

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  • Step 3

    If your hazelnuts have shells on them, put them in a towel and rub them around to remove any lose shells. It is okay if not all of the shells are removed, you just want some loose ones brushed off.

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  • Step 4

    Pour nuts into the food processor, and start grinding.

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  • Step 5

    It may seem like you are never going to get nut butter rather than nut powder, but it will get there. Just keep grinding, and scrape down the sides of the food processor every once in a while to make sure everything is being ground up.

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  • Step 6

    Because the roasting has released a lot of the nuts' natural oils, it should only take about 5 minutes for the consistency to become creamy and spreadable.

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  • Step 7

    Add the cocoa or cacao powder, vanilla, honey, and coconut oil if you are having difficulty reaching the desired consistency. I skipped the oil, and still finished with an incredibly smooth and creamy product.

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  • Step 8

    Put in a jar, and don't forget to lick the spoon.

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