How-To: Make Homemade Paleo Nutella

I think we all need to know how to make homemade Paleo Nutella. It is a chocolate lover’s necessity. And you can top cakes, breads and fruits with this creamy spread…or…just eat by the spoonful, really. It is decadent, rich, creamy and oh-so satisfying.

And the best part? It is very easy to make! Here are the tools, ingredients, and steps you’ll need to use and follow to create your new best (food) friend!

How-To: Make Homemade Paleo Nutella
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This tutorial shows you how to make Homemade Paleo Nutella with step-by-step instructions & photos. A delicious gluten free, dairy free and paleo treat!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 jar
  • 2 cups roasted hazelnuts
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon of xylitol (or sweetener of choice)
  1. Place roasted hazelnuts in food processor and process for about 3 minutes, until you get a buttery consistency.
  2. Add xylitol and cocoa powder to the buttery consistency and process ingredients until they are all well incorporated – about 2 minutes.
  3. Once all ingredients have been incorporated, melt coconut oil and add one tablespoon at a time, processing each time your add a tablespoon.
  4. Once you get a creamy butter consistency, stop processing, scoop out all the Nutella and place it in a mason jar. Refrigerate.
Tools you’ll need:
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- 2 mixing bowls
- Food processor
- Spatula
- Pizza pan (to toast hazelnuts and make hazelnut butter)

How To Make Homemade Paleo Nutella

How To Make Homemade Paleo Nutella

How To Make Homemade Paleo Nutella
homemade roasted hazelnuts. so good!
How To Make Homemade Paleo Nutella
De-skinned hazelnuts in food processor.
How To Make Homemade Paleo Nutella
Processed hazelnuts. You can see that they have become a buttery consistency.
How To Make Homemade Paleo Nutella
Added unsweetened cocoa powder and Xylitol to the mix.
How To Make Homemade Paleo Nutella
Hazelnuts, unsweetened cocoa powder and xylitol processed (before adding coconut oil).
How To Make Homemade Paleo Nutella
This is what your mixture will look like after you’ve added coconut oil to the mix. Your Nutella is done.
How To Make Homemade Paleo Nutella
Nutella in mason jar. Pretty little thing.

How To Make Homemade Paleo Nutella


  1. I have a question…and I’m a total newbie. Are you toasting the hazelnuts just to remove the shells? The reason I ask is blanched hazelnuts are more available here so the shell is already removed. Do I still need to toast the blanched hazelnuts to any degree? Thanks!

    • Hi John! I toasted the hazelnuts in order to give them a smokey taste and feel, you need to have toasted hazelnuts for the recipe to turn out well. Unfortunately blanched hazelnuts will not work for this particular recipe.

  2. I can’t find shell hazelnuts, could I get raw unshelled then roast them in the oven to get the smokey taste and feel, or does that only happen when they are roasted in their shells..

  3. Mariel,

    This was amazing! I loved it, and found it was fantastic that satisfies a sweet craving and then you are full, I did not feel the need to keep eating tons of it since it was so natural and great tasting. Thank you so much for sharing. 🙂

  4. Hello!
    Made the paleo bread first and then I made the Nutella.
    My Nutella is really thick and dark? What have I done wrong? Tastes lovely but consistency doesn’t seem write?

    • Did you use enough coconut oil? Did you melt the coconut oil before using it for the recipe? Try adding a little more coconut oil next time. Also be sure to roast and de-shell your hazelnuts before processing!

  5. Hello

    I just tried making this recipe but my Nutella tastes a little gritty. (I think it’s from the cocoa) What can I do to fix this? I don’t want to add too much coconut oil bc I don’t want to make it runny and lose the hazelnut taste.

    • Hi there, Maria! Either process it a little bit longer or add some coconut oil/milk to it. Just so you know, my Paleo Nutella was not as smooth as butter, it was a tiny bit gritty as well…the nature of the ingredients used, I guess. 😉

  6. i finally found the perfect paleo blog. By any chance do you have a paleo bread recipe ? It would be used to spread my nutella on 😀

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