Nut free Nutella alternative
Made with sunflower seeds instead of tree nuts, this homemade chocolate spread is nut-free and is also a snap to make. Enjoy it on pancakes, in crepes and on toast for family breakfasts.
- 225 grams milk chocolate
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 cup sunflower seeds (150 grams)
- ½ tablespoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
Preheat your oven to 180°C fan setting.
Lay the sunflower seeds out on a shallow baking tray, spreading them out as much as possible.
Toast them in the oven until golden, which should be about 8-10 minutes. Don’t let them overcook. Take them out when you start to smell roasted sunflower seeds. Set to one side to let them cool down.
Melt your chocolate by placing it in a glass heatproof bowl and stirring it over a saucepan of boiling water. Add the coconut oil and mix into the chocolate as it’s melting.
Place the toasted sunflower seeds, sugar and salt (the dry ingredients) in a food processor. Blend until it makes a clumpy, thick mixture.
Add in the melted chocolate with coconut oil and vanilla extract. Blend again until you get a thick mixture.
Transfer mixture to a small glass jar and enjoy with your next breakfast!