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Rawtella

By Wednesday, May 22, 2013 , , , ,

I'll be honest here, I've never been the world's biggest fan of Nutella, with the exception of when I went to France and had it on crepes. I always found it sickly sweet and overpowering, although I knew the tastes of chocolate and hazelnut went so well together, because those are the two main ingredients of my favourite chocolate, Bacis. After seeing a few posts about raw vegan Nutella, I decided to throw some hazelnuts into a food processor, and here's the result- a gloriously rich and decadent chocolate spread, which is totally raw and vegan. 

You will need:

1 cup raw hazelnuts
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
1/4 cup agave nectar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup of almond milk or other non dairy milk

Put the hazelnuts into your food processor and process for 5-10 minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl, until it becomes a thick paste. Add the remaining ingredients and process for 5 minutes more, until the hazelnut butter becomes slightly runny. Because of the addition of the non dairy milk, you'll need to store it in the fridge to keep it fresh


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21 comments

  1. Where can you find coconut oil? I checked at Holland and Barrett but couldn't find any!
    Thanks in advance

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    1. Hi Amanda,
      I personally have been able to find Coconut Oil at my local Holland and Barratt, so I'm surprised you couldn't! My local Waitrose and health food store also stock it. Another suggestion would be to use the Holland and Barratt website, or perhaps another health food online store such as Goodness Direct or Amazon, as they generally have it a lot cheaper anyway! :)

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  2. Thank you for your quick reply Siobhan! I will have a look at their website!!

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  3. do you roast the nuts before?!

    and how do you make sunflower butter?
    i tried it last week and it became really really dark brown :-(
    maybe i roasted them too long.

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    1. Hi Mary,

      No you do not roast the nuts, as it is RAWtella, hense the raw part! Keeping the nuts raw keeps all the nutrients in. I have a recipe for sunflower seed butter posted on this blog, have a look! :)

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  4. I have no agave syrup left! Is it possible to substitute it for maple syrup?

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    1. if you dont have both (agave and maple), what is another substitute?

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    2. Any other liquid sweetener of your choice, preferably a raw one to keep it as Rawtella :)

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  6. I would love to try this!
    How long would you be able to keep it fresh in your fridge?

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  7. If you use UHT non-dairy milk, like soya, would you be able to keep it for longer and out of the fridge? I couldn't possibly use it all in a week!!

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    1. As soon as you open a bottle of UHT milk it has the exact same shelf like as regular milk. I'd say 3 weeks is the longest you'd want to have the Rawtella in the fridge for!

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  8. i made it with 1/2 cup hazelnuts and 1/2 almonds + oat milk - quite yum, too! :)

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    1. Mmmm, chocolate hazelnut almond butter sounds amazing!

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  9. Do you have to use a food processor or will a blender do too? Just a normal one you make smoothies with, I mean? :)

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    1. I really have no idea, sorry, I don't have a blender and I cannot predict whether yours would be able to grind up nuts or not!

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  10. Hey Siobhan, is it necessary to throw in the non diary milk? Or is just not as runny as it would be with the milk? Keep up the good work, you are inspiring x

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