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Nut free nutella alternative - try this homemade chocolate spread made with sunflower seeds over nuts
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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.
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 small pots
Author Mas & Pas


  • 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!