If you love Nutella, try making your own with this low carb chocolate hazelnut butter recipe. It’s a sugar free hazelnut spread that only needs a few ingredients and is done in minutes. Use it as a healthy keto snack or in smoothies or chocolates. Only 0.9g net carbs per tablespoon.
You might also love this low carb maple bacon almond butter!
I can still remember the first time I had Nutella. It was when I went on a business trip with my husband overseas and they served with breakfast croissants. I was in heaven! And while I love it, it has more sugar than I can handle these days.
So today I created this low carb chocolate hazelnut butter recipe. It was so delicious and only took a few minutes to make. Best of all it only has 0.9g net carbs per tablespoon.
Why make nut butter?
I love peanut butter but but over time I have found that different nut butters taste just as good if not better than peanut butter. Some grocery stores carry all kinds of nut butter like almond or cashew butter. However they can be both expensive and higher in carbs if you just make it yourself.
Nut butter is just a grinding of a nut to make a paste or spread. It’s super easy to make, tastes better and less expensive. Plus you can control what goes in it. You can use sweeteners if you are trying to watch your carbs and you can also add different flavors for fun.
How to make a basic nut butter
You can make nut butter with either roasted or raw nuts. I like them roasted because it adds a bit more flavor. Put them in a food processor and process until it is smooth and creamy. You can sweetness, extracts, chocolate, spice, etc to give it different flavors.
You can also add coconut oil if you want to make your butters smoother but this adds a bit of flavor that you may or may not want.
Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Ingredients
You only 4 ingredients to make this hazelnut spread. The first batch I made, I used raw hazelnuts and roasted them. You can check out this homemade hazelnut butter post if you want to do that. However when I spotted a big bag of roasted hazelnuts at Costco, I made another batch and it was so much easier.
The other ingredients are Divine cocoa which I love because it has so much flavor and it’s low in carbs, vanilla extract and Swerve sweetener. You can use other brands if you wish but these are my favorites.
Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Recipe
As I mentioned this only takes 5 minutes to make. You add the roasted hazelnuts to the bowl of a food processor. Process for about 4 minutes and it should like the pic below. Scrap down the sides every once in a while though.
When it looks like the above picture, add in the vanilla, cocoa and Swerve sweetener. Process for a minute more and it should look like the picture below. While ti looks a bit grainy here, once it sits for a while it will look much more smooth.
Ways to use this keto hazelnut spread
There are lots of things you can do with this low carb chocolate hazelnut butter. If you don’t care about carbs, this would be great on toast, croissants and other breakfast breads.
You can also add it to yogurt, put it in sauces or dressings and even put it in your morning oatmeal or protein shake.
I like it with apple slices. I use Granny Smith because they are lower in carbs and I only eat about half of an apple.
You can also make a chocolate hazelnut protein shake. Add a tablespoon or two to a protein shake to give it more flavor and it will keep you fuller because of the nuts.
Hazelnut butter filled chocolates
They are also great as a filling in keto candy. Just melt 1/4 cup cocoa butter, 2 oz bakers unsweetened chocolate and 1/4 cup Swerve sweetener in a pan. When everything melts, pour into an ice cube mold but just a little bit.
Set it in the freezer for 5 minutes then take it out and put a dollop of the hazelnut spread. Freeze again for 5 minutes then take it out and pour the rest of the chocolate on top. Freeze for an hour or until the harden.
Well I hope you give the healthy, sugar free chocolate hazelnut butter a try next time you have a craving for Nutella. Remember all you need is 4 ingredients and about 5 minutes. Enjoy! The nutritional information for 1 tablespoons is:
82 cals / 8.1g fat / 2.5g carbs / 1.6g fiber / 1.9g protein = 0.9g net carbs
Low Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Recipe
If you love Nutella, try making your own with this low carb chocolate hazelnut butter recipe. It's a sugar free hazelnut spread that only needs a few ingredients and is done in minutes. Use it as a healthy keto snack or in smoothies or chocolates. Only 0.9g net carbs per tablespoon.
- 2 cups roasted hazelnuts
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons Swerve sweetener
- 1 teaspoon vannila
makes 1.5 cups. roasted for 1 hour, towel for 10 minutes. connect to article
Add the hazelnuts to a food processor. Turn it on and let it process for 4 minutes, scraping down the side every once in awhile.
When the nut butter is smooth and liquidy, add in the vanilla, Swerve and cocoa powder.
Process for 1 minute more than spoon into a container or jar. Keep refrigerated.
This recipe makes roughly 1 1/2 cups of hazelnut butter.