Vegan Nutella Recipe

When I was a kid, visiting some family friends, I discovered Nutella. It wasn't something my mom would ever buy... it was too expensive and too high in calories. But there was something about that chocolate hazelnut spread that I found amazingly good. It was kind of like a Peanut Butter Cup, but with hazelnuts instead of peanut butter. And, of course, it was spreadable. It was given to me on Wonder Bread, also something I didn't often have at home (no nutritional value).

I never bought the stuff as an adult. I think it might be like Spaghetti-O's. I always had the fondest memory of eating them as a child. Actually, I remember really liking them. Then, when I was living alone in my first apartment, I bought a can at the supermarket. With the greatest anticipation, I heated them up and put them in a bowl. And they were HORRIBLE! (The ingredient list would have been a clue, had I looked at it!) That experience taught me to be wary of foods I adored as a child. And it's borne out in things like Fruit Loops cereal and the like.

I'm afraid the Nutella would taste like that to me today. But then again, maybe not. I think it was marketed towards adults. Anyway, Lane and I have been poking around the internet looking at vegan recipes, and i stumbled across a message board thread with a recipe for Vegan Nutella. There are a few versions on the thread, I may have to try them all. Sometimes I'll make Lane an Almond Butter, Honey, and Banana sandwich for lunch. The nutella might make for a nice change from the almond butter on occasion.

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  1. I’ve had that happen so many times! Especially with Chef Boyardee items and cereals. The cereals or candies I really liked as a child now I find leave a sort of waxy texture in my mouth.

  2. I already struggle with my weight, although it sounds delightful, I think I won’t even follow that link.

  3. Hi Raphael, Always glad to pass along a recipe…

    Rockaroo — So depressing isn’t it. Sometimes (not often) I find myself looking at something in the grocery store – a think I loved as a child – and I’m tempted to buy it… But I know that it will be awful when I get it home. So I talk myself out of buying the thing, but I’m often left with the craving!

    Hi Sue — I’m not planning on trying this in the immediate future, but I’ll definitely try it! I know what you mean about not following the link though. I’ve been making a few too many desserts lately! ;-0

  4. “Sometimes I’ll make Lane an Almond Butter, Honey, and Banana sandwich for lunch.”

    Honey isn’t vegan.

  5. I’m not sure if you are vegan or not but honey is definitely not vegan.
    A good substitute is agave nectar

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