|Raw Nutella (RAWtella) with Apple Crepes, Strawberries, Chocolate Sauce and Cashew Creme|
(what can I say? I was sixteen.)
So after seeing this sudden trend, I thought I'd give it a try again but with a raw twist this time. I looked up Nutella and the main ingredients are sugar, then milk, then hazelnuts with very little chocolate. When it was originally invented in Italy back in the 40's it was created to extend the shortage of chocolate created during war time with blending it with the over abundant local hazelnuts. It was half hazelnuts and half chocolate.
This sounded better to me than a sugar and milk based recipe.
So I got down to business and I can tell you I have a whole new love!
Without further adieu I give you....
|Raw Nutella (RAWtella) with Strawberries|
1 cup hazelnuts, soaked about 1 hr, strained
1/3 cup cacao (or cocoa in a pinch)
1/3 cup agave syrup
2 Tbsp coconut oil, in liquid form
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup almond milk (or water)
Grind up the hazelnuts in your food processor until finely ground
Add all but the almond milk and continue pulsing until mixed.
It will probably ball up.
Start adding almond milk and pulse until you reach the consistency you desire.
Keep in a cover container in the fridge.
Can't tell you how long it will last because ours was gone in a flash!
What to do with RAWtella?
Here is the fun part!
Use it for dipping any kind of fruit.
What doesn't go well with chocolate?
|Raw Nutella with Bananas|
Mix it with fruit in a parfait
|RAWtella, Cashew Creme, Bananas and Raspberries|
Because Nutella is famous for pairing with crepes....
|Raw Crepes and Bananas with Raw Nutella (RAWtella)|
and there were still more crepes...
|Raw Apple Crepes with Strawberries, Chocolate Sauce, Cashew Creme|
and of course RAWtella!
Valentine's Day is coming you know!
It's hard to pick a favorite way to eat RAWtella.
It was ALL SO GOOD!
We had it for breakfast, snacks, lunch even dinner one night!
and why not, it is just nuts and fruit really.
I was feeling a little chocolate saturated but then I caught myself thinking today...
I do have more hazelnuts....maybe I'll whip up another batch!
Hmmm....Can you ever have too much chocolate?
I don't think so!