1-Minute Home-Made Nutella


Yesterday at the market I stumbled in a jar of organic cashew nuts butter. Curious as I am about anything related to food, I bought it and when I tasted it I was surprised by the sweet flavor and by the smooth consistency of the nuts’ paste. They say that creative thinking has an incubation time and that we often come out with smart ideas after we slept over it. Well… this morning I looked again at the jar and… EUREKA! I knew at once what I would have done with the cashew nuts butter.

You surely do not know cause I kept it for myself, but I have been looking for years for a way to make nutella at home. Something that would have satisfied my chocaholic attitude and that would have felt healthy enough to spread on my daughter’s bread. I read dozens of different recipes to make nutella and I tried a few but nothing even came close. Some of the recipes were also pretty difficult and ended in a total flop. The problem is that you can never make hazelnuts totally smooth, like in store-bought nutella. But cashew nuts are another story.


This “nutella” was a total winner. Perfectly smooth, wonderfully chocolaty, and it takes 1 minute, no joking, to make.

You need:

  • 1/2 cup cashew nuts butter
  • 1/2 and 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 and 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 and 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2-3 teaspoons vanilla extract

How to:

In a bowl, combine all the ingredients together with a fork.


Add the oil little by little until the perfect creamy consistency is reached.





Here you go… home-made nutella with all the pleasure and not much of the guilty feeling






The foolproof recipe

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Barbara Elisi

Hi there! I am the "soul" behind Bread & Companatico. My main interest is the preservation of bread tradition and craft, with an eye to health. I hope you are having a good time reading this blog, and please don't be shy to connect with me through comments or emails and do keep on bread-ing! ๐Ÿ™‚

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11 replies
  1. ninivepisces
    ninivepisces says:

    I like it and think you can vary with different types of nut butter. And- you can make small batches- I often have to throw away half full glasses as our sweet tooth is not too strong.

  2. Amy Tong
    Amy Tong says:

    I love Nutella and this is so simple to make. ๐Ÿ™‚ I know…the hazelnut just won’t be as smooth as cashews. This looks awesome. Can’t wait to try it.

  3. narf77
    narf77 says:

    It certainly looks amazing! Cashews are so versatile and their butter is gorgeous. Looking forwards to trying this but I will sub the icing sugar for date paste and I might dump the oil but the basic premise is amazing! Cheers for sharing this wonderful quick recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. notedicioccolato
    notedicioccolato says:

    Non ho mai amato molto la Nutella, sono anomala lo so! Ma se si tratta di home-made allora cambio musica :D! Perfetta spalmata su una fetta di ciambella ๐Ÿ˜‰ E la talpa approverebbe…eccome se approverebbe! Un bacio, buona serata

  5. sandra
    sandra says:

    porca misreia Barbara!
    intanto ancora tanti auguri…. hai festeggiato con la nutella fatta in casa? mamma che buona… mi fai venire la tentazione!!!
    baci e buona notte, a domani!

  6. Roz Corieri Paige
    Roz Corieri Paige says:

    What a wonderful recipe to learn that I can now make my own Nutella!!!! I’ve got the desire to eat some right this moment before I go to bed! It is such a pleasure for me to educate Americans that this delightful hazelnut treat is from Italy!!!!

    Thank you so much for this recipe which I am pinning as well!

    Baci per mia amica,

  7. Karen
    Karen says:

    I’m going to make this for a friend who loves cashew butter. It will be the perfect hostess gift when they invite us for a weekend get together.


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