• Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Almond Butter

    Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Almond Butter | stupideasypaleo.com

    The inspiration for this nut butter came from a popular brand that’s crammed with sugar. I made mine barely sweet but if you need a bit more, feel free to add some more honey. You can also roast the hazelnuts and remove the skins but those were two extra steps I wanted to avoid to make the process faster. It’s easy to halve the quantities if you’d like to make less.

    Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Almond Butter

    Preparation 2017-03-28T00:00:00+00:00
    Cook Time 2017-03-28T00:00:00+00:00
    Serves ~2-1/4 cups     adjust servings



    1. Combine the nuts, cocoa powder, honey, vanilla and sea salt in a food processor.
    2. Drizzle in the melted coconut oil and process for several minutes or until smooth.
    3. Store in a tightly covered jar. For best results, keep in the refrigerator, though you’ll have to soften it before using.


    Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Almond Butter
    Serves: ~2-1/4 cups
    • 1 cup raw hazelnuts
    • 1 cup raw almonds
    • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
    • 2 teaspoons raw honey
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
    1. Combine the nuts, cocoa powder, honey, vanilla and sea salt in a food processor.
    2. Drizzle in the melted coconut oil and process for several minutes or until smooth.
    3. Store in a tightly covered jar. For best results, keep in the refrigerator, though you’ll have to soften it before using.

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    Steph Gaudreau is a certified holistic nutrition practitioner, weightlifting and mindset coach, and the author of the best-selling Performance Paleo Cookbook. Her recipes and expert advice have been featured in SELF, Outside Magazine, Elle, and Greatist. Steph loves barbells, cats, and anything Lord of the Rings. She lives in San Diego, CA.

    25 thoughts on “Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Almond Butter

    1. I made a batch of this as soon as I read the email this morning, and it’s a BIG hit with my family! It’s not very sweet, but that’s how we like it now that our sweet-o-meter has been turned down since starting to eat Paleo. I have to say that your blog has become my top favorite for really tasty, easy, paleo recipes. Thanks!

      1. Hi Diane! You put a huge smile on my face this morning. I really appreciate your kind words! Right?! Isn’t it funny how much more sensitive you become to sweeteners and how easy it is to appreciate the natural sweetness in foods? Keep up the great work!

    2. I’m wondering what I can substitute for coconut oil, which I cannot have. Maybe hazelnut oil, but reduce the quantity?

      1. Hi LaVonne…ah, good question. I added it because the nut butter was too dry and crumbly without it. Try adding a small amount of the oil you’d like and stop when you see that the consistency isn’t too try.

    3. I am so making this for a healthier alternative! My daughter thinks she loves “nutella” and the ingredient list horrifies me!

      I can’t wait to substitute this recipe for it. Thanks as always for posting your incredible recipes and inspirational ideas and ways to eat real food that tastes great!

      1. Hi Deb! Thanks so much for stopping by. Isn’t that Nutella label scary?? So much sugar, too. I hope you like it and thank you so much for your kind words!

    4. I made this as soon as I got home from work yesterday. I halved the recipe and used a medjool date instead of the honey. It turned out fantabulous!!

      1. Love your date substitution! I tend to use them for things involving sweeteners in a dish! Thanks for checking in, Sarah!

    5. Looks great!!! I’ve tried a few different Nutella alternatives, so I’ll have to try this one next!!! If I don’t to almonds do you think a combo of Brazilian and cashew would work to make up for that cup? Just found your site, love everything I see!

      1. Hi Erin! I think that nut combo would work just fine. It may not have that same hazelnutty flavor but I bet it comes out absolutely delicious in its own way. Awww thank you for such kind words.


    6. Just made this and it is delish!! I was in the mood for something a little sweet & this was perfect! I did add a tad more honey to my batch… So good!!

      1. That sounds awesome, Tina! I kept mine a little on the not sweet side, but I’m glad you modified it to suit your tastes 🙂

    7. Hey Steph, love this stuff. Any ideas how I can make a bar out of it? I love those ” perfect food bars”, but there’re expensive and a little processed.

    8. I am so new to all this, but I find your website and post on FB so informative, that you have me hooked on Paleo. I even started to phase out my kitchen and pantry from regular (junk) to the healthy food. Thank you for your time and great recipes.

      1. Hi Lina! Wow, hearing from you is exactly the reason I do this every day. I am truly pleased to know that I have made a difference for you 🙂 Have you signed up for my quickstart guide? It’s free and will take you through some of the basics of Paleo and Paleo cooking. Here’s the link: http://stupideasypaleo.com/easy-paleo-quickstart-guide/. Thank you so much for stopping by and saying hello! Have a wonderful weekend.

    9. This looks amazing….I really want to try to replace my peanut butter fetish with paleo nut butters!..Question…could I make a plain hazelnut butter with all hazelnuts (2 cups) instead of using almonds…use hazelnut oil instead of coconut oil to “oomph” the hazelnut flavor profile? Thank you for your VERY informative paleo ingredient primers….the peanut information was stellar and answered many of my questions regarding paleo protocol…to pea (nut) or not to pea (nut)!

      1. Haha Donna…loved the joke there at the end. I think you could do that, yes…but I might suggest making sure the hazelnuts are skinless which usually means they have to be blanched or roasted. The skin can make it bitter. Course, that means it won’t be raw but if that’s not a concern for you, should be fine. Thanks so much…I’m glad they’re helpful!!

    10. Thanks for the rapid reply!!! For all of your “across-the-pond-ers” in Europe (I’m in France)…finding organic hazelnut flour or skinless hazelnuts is quite easy…they are as ubiquitous as their almond cousins here.(and. importantly…in the same price range!)…I imagine, however, that raw would definitely be a better choice…I’ll see if I can track ’em down!

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