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This keto sugar-free Nutella recipe is the perfect spread you’ll want to add to everything! It’s creamy, it’s dreamy, and it’s my guilt-free go-to when I’m craving something sweet and a fruity chia jam won’t do. And in case you thought it was complicated… sugar-free keto hazelnut spread takes just 5 ingredients!
What Is Nutella?
Nutella (a.k.a. gianduja) is a smooth, velvety chocolate hazelnut spread, made from hazelnuts and cocoa powder. It originated in Italy but is now beloved worldwide. This versatile spread can be used on toast, waffles, and pancakes; as a dip for fruit and cookies; or a filling for pastries.
The problem is, store-bought Nutella is loaded with sugar (20 grams per serving, to be exact). That’s why we needed an option for sugar-free Nutella. I first made it years ago using erythritol, but it was gritty and runny. Now I found a solution…
When I tested this keto Nutella recipe with Besti Powdered Monk Fruit Allulose Blend more recently, and added chocolate chips to thicken, it tasted just like the original — so it’s the only sweetener I’ll use for this recipe now! Powdered Besti dissolves easily unlike other sweeteners, so it blends beautifully anytime you need a smooth texture for frostings or sauces — all with a flavor just like real powdered sugar. Plus, it has zero calories and zero net carbs!
Why You’ll Love This Sugar-Free Nutella Recipe
- Decadent chocolate hazelnut taste
- Smooth, thick, and spreadable
- 1 net carb per tablespoon
- 5 ingredients and ready in 20 minutes
- Naturally low carb, sugar-free, gluten-free, and paleo
Ingredients & Substitutions
This section explains how to choose quality ingredients for homemade sugar-free Nutella, what each one does in the recipe, and substitution options. For measurements, see the recipe card below.
- Hazelnuts – You may also find these nuts labeled as filberts on the packaging. Find unsalted, raw hazelnuts for this recipe, or save time by getting blanched hazelnuts, which already have the skins removed.
- Besti Powdered Monk Fruit Allulose Blend – Keeps this homemade Nutella sugar free! Most other sugar substitutes (anything containing erythritol, including most brands of monk fruit and stevia) won’t work for this recipe, because erythritol won’t dissolve and creates a gritty texture. Concentrated liquid sweeteners can work for the right texture, but tend to have an aftertaste.
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – I like this quality one for the best taste.
- Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate Chips – Although optional, they help thicken and I highly recommend adding them if you don’t want the spread to be runny.
- Vanilla Extract – Use the highest-quality one you can.
- Coconut Oil – The optional addition of this healthy fat helps thicken the keto hazelnut spread (since it’s solid when it cools).
- Sea Salt – Balances the sweetness.
How To Make Sugar-Free Nutella
This section shows how to make the best sugar free Nutella, with step-by-step photos and details about the technique, to help you visualize it. For full instructions, including amounts and temperatures, see the recipe card below.
- Roast. Arrange the hazelnuts on a baking sheet and roast until lightly browned and fragrant.
- Peel. Place the roasted hazelnuts in a bowl with a lid and shake until the skins are removed, or rub inside a folded kitchen towel.
TIP: Save time by purchasing blanched hazelnuts!
You can find blanched hazelnuts here. If you use these, you can skip the 2 steps above and don’t have to roast them or remove any skins.
- Process. Pulse the hazelnuts in a high-power blender or food processor, and blend until a smooth hazelnut butter forms. Scrape down the sides as needed.
- Melt. In a microwave or double boiler, melt chocolate chips (if using).
- Flavor. Add powdered Besti, cocoa powder, melted chocolate (if using), melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
- Blend. Process until the spread is smooth and glossy.
TIP: Ensure the right consistency by adjusting oil last.
Try blending first without adding any oil, and if it’s still too thick you can try adding a little more oil.
- Store: Sugar-free Nutella has a shelf life of about 2 weeks in a tightly sealed mason jar. Storing it in the fridge is okay, too, but the texture will be firmer.
- Freeze: Store keto Nutella in a freezer-safe jar for up to 6 months. Once it’s thawed, give it a good stir to restore its texture.
What To Serve With Sugar-Free Nutella
This recipe works with so many keto desserts, but here are some of my favorite ways to use it:
- Fruit – Dunk it with your favorite keto fruits, such as strawberries.
- Breakfast – Sugar-free hazelnut spread is the perfect topper for a gluten-free English muffin, toast (try low carb bread) almond flour waffles, coconut yogurt, or banana chocolate chip muffins.
- Desserts – Spread it on almond butter cookies or use as a filling for keto Oreos.
- Snacking – Serve it up on a keto charcuterie board or plate with almond flour crackers. It’s fabulous spread on a slice of almond flour zucchini bread.
- A Spoon – Let’s be honest here. Sometimes you just need that fix!
More Ways to Use Keto Nutella
Now that you know how to make keto hazelnut spread, try it in these mouthwatering recipes!
- Baking Sheet – You will love this baking sheet. It’s heavy duty and anti-warp! Available at Amazon or Target.
- High-Powered Blender – This professional grade blender creates sugar-free keto hazelnut spread in minutes. (Less powerful blenders won’t be able to handle making a smooth nut butter.) Available at Amazon or Target.
- Food Processor – Another option for making the spread. Available at Amazon or Target.
Sugar-Free Keto Nutella Recipe
Sugar-Free Nutella (Quick & Easy!)
Make homemade keto sugar-free Nutella with real cocoa and hazelnuts. This easy sugar-free hazelnut spread is sweet, chocolaty, & spreadable!
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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (177 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Arrange the hazelnuts in a single layer on the baking sheet. Roast for 8-10 minutes, until they are browned and fragrant.
Place the hazelnuts into a large container or bowl with a lid. Shake vigorously to remove loose skins. Repeat the process as needed, setting aside hazelnuts that already have their skins removed. Alternatively, rub the hazelnuts inside a folded towel to remove the skins.
Place the skinned hazelnuts into a high-power blender or a food processor. Process for 1-3 minutes, scraping the sides as needed, until the nuts begin to release oil and then form a smooth nut butter.
Melt the chocolate chips in a small bowl in the microwave, or in a double boiler on the stovetop.
Add Besti Powdered, cocoa powder, melted chocolate, vanilla extract, and coconut oil. Process for an additional 1-2 minutes, until the spread is smooth and glossy.
Sugar-free Nutella spread will thicken a little more as it cools. Refrigerate for a thicker, more spreadable consistency.
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Serving size: 2 tablespoons
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Oooooo this is pretty delicious!! There is a gritty taste to it as someone else mentioned and I did use coconut oil.
I don’t know if I used my Monkfruit allose granular or a Monkfruit Powdered that had Eryrthitol I used but its a little gritty which isn’t great but not so bad. The thing is it’s not spreadable at all and creamy like the picture. I didn’t use the coconut oil would this help it be creamy?
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Hi Carrie, Did you use anything in place of the coconut oil?
No it seemed a fine consistency so I omitted the coconut oil. Does the coconut oil have to be liquid or is the solid melted alright?
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Hi Carrie, The coconut oil would be a liquid.
I am writing from Australia where allulose is not yet approved for sale. Do you think this could be made with pure monkfruit extract? It is powdered and would not leave the bitter aftertaste of Erythritol… If so how much would you add? If not what alternatives would you recommend?
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Hi Lee, I recommend you use my Keto Sweetener Guide to get the measurements you are looking for.
This homemade nutella was delish and I love that it is sugar free!
Journa Liz Ramirez0
This is my kids’ favorite! So glad I could make it at home with this easy recipe. Thanks Maya for helping me have a sugar-free nutella. Highly recommended!
I could eat this whole thing with a spoon, love it so much!
I have been trying to cut back on my sugar intake so this was perfect for me.
Journa Liz Ramirez0
I tried making it and my whole family enjoyed it. This recipe is definitely a must-try! Thanks, Maya, I’ll surely make this on repeat.
This is amazing. I thought it might be grainy but it is so delicious. It was really hard not to keep licking the bowl. Thanks, I’ll be making this again and again <3
I have tried a few recipes for nutella and it is by far my favorite one. Stays spreading straight out of the fridge. Delicious!
Hi, the kcal count per tbsp is underestimated. I logged the separate ingredients in my calculator, and it comes to 115 kcal, not 67.
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Hi Nova, There are many factors in determining nutritional facts. Please refer to my Nutrition Policy for any questions you may have.
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