Nutella Muffin

We all share something in common and that is a weakness to Nutella, so it didn’t take me very long to attempt to make a healthier version of Nutella that I could indulge in without the guilt.The sensation of did i really just finish that jar and.. lick it!? And then the guilt kicks in.

So I wanted to have my cake and eat it too, Nutella with no guilt!

So off I went to find the perfect recipe, meaning healthy and more importantly easy! So without further ado I present Paleo Nutella

cupcake

Ingredients

1 cup blanched hazelnuts

1/2 cup coconut milk

1/4 cup coconut nectar (you could try subbing maple syrup)

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons coconut oil

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C
  2. Roast the hazelnuts in the oven for 10 minutes.
  3. If your hazelnuts were not already blanched, you will need to remove the skins. Once they come out of the oven you can take a damp cloth and remove the skins.
  4. Add the blanched hazelnuts to the bowl of food processor and pureé for a few minutes until creamy – you may have to scrape down the sides of the bowl a couple of times.
  5. Add the coconut milk, coconut nectar, cocoa, vanilla, coconut oil and salt and continue to process until smooth – scraping down the sides as needed.
  6. Enjoy!

To enjoy this Nutella I decided to go ahead and make whole wheat vegan hazelnut muffins with the left over hazelnuts

Whole wheat vegan hazelnut muffins

Ingredients

  • 2cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • ½ cup crushed plain roasted hazlenuts
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ – ¾ cup oil
  • 1 cup coffee
  • ½ cup almond milk

Preparation:

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. In a separate bowl mix all the wet ingredients well.

Pour the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix till combined. Don’t over mix it.

Spoon the batter into a greased muffin tray and bake at 180°C for 20- 25 minutes or till the toothpick inserted comes out clean.

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Sahtein!

xx

Inspired by : http://www.lovefoodeat.com/coffee-roasted-almond-chocolate-bark/

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