Here's a delicious, healthy version of nutella made with almonds. It's vegan, dairy-free, gluten free, and only three ingredients!
Everyone loves nutella right? I love it as much as the next person, but I don’t love all of the unhealthy ingredients that are in it. This almond chocolate spread, (almond-ella is what I’m calling it), is just as creamy and delicious. It’s super easy and just 3 ingredients: almond butter, chocolate, and (the secret to it’s smooth texture), coconut oil.
Melt everything together, pour it into a jar. It’ll firm up and set as it cools, (if you can wait that long). Slather it on toasted bread and top it with your favorite fruit.
Many of you have asked me to recommend gluten free bread products that I like. One of my favorites is Udi’s Millet-Chia Bread. You can find it in the frozen bread section at Whole Foods (and other similar stores). I’ve been buying it long before they sent it to me for this post. (See my typical lunch).
But wait, there’s more – today’s recipe was created for Udi’s “What the Hack” competition. Create your own gluten free clever “hack” recipe and enter to win $3,000. (Plus, everyone who enters gets an Udi’s coupon). Hop on over to their website to view the rules and enter!
- ½ cup creamy almond butter
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips or chopped chocolate (around 50% cacao)
- 1.5 tablespoons coconut oil
- toasted slices of Udi’s Millet Chia Bread
- toasted coconut flakes
- Combine the almond butter, chocolate, and coconut oil in a medium glass bowl. Make a double boiler by placing the glass bowl over a smaller pot filled with simmering water. Stir often, as the chocolate slowly melts. Once the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth, remove the bowl from heat.
- Let the spread cool and set (at room temp, or pop it in the fridge for a little bit). Slather generously onto slices of Udi’s Millet Chia Bread. Top with strawberries and coconut flakes, or any toppings you like.
- Store extra spread at room temperature in an airtight jar.
Udi's bread is dairy-free but not vegan (it contains egg whites).
My older daughter is thanking for this idea (my little one is only 4months. so she will try this few years later, haha). That was really yummmmmy!
aw, so glad she liked it!
I was just curious, if you use homemade nut butter will it work? It won’t turn out too runny? Looking forward to trying it, I am hoping it will be a substitute for my Belmandel cravings (German almond nutella).
Hi Tegan, I’m not sure, I didn’t try it with homemade nut butter – but let me know if you do how it works out!
LOVE love love! Almonds save my life daily and this is going in an emergency kit somewhere! Thanks for this!
A great idea, I want to make it with peanut butter too!
Look like so yummy I’ll definitely try it.
Just made this! It’s AMAZING! Does not taste like nutella, but it has a delicious chocolate, nutty taste. Thanks for the great recipe!
so glad you liked it 🙂
i just made this. omg it is so good. i fear there won’t be any left for my brunch guests tomorrow….
Sounds delicious, and I think I have all ingredients on hand 🙂
love love this almond spread!! Healthy and just perfect!
I love the simplicity of this recipe! I’m never without any of those ingredients, so it might just be a nice little weekend project. Yum! I’m making this!
Never would have thought of trying the millet-chia bread but I saw it at Whole Foods yesterday and remembered this post and thought I’d give it a try! Delicious! Now I can’t wait to try the Almond-ella recipe! Thanks so much!
ha – glad you liked it!
I love how simple this is! Absolutely beautiful photos too. 🙂
This looks amazing and so simple! My little ones are going to love it 🙂
Your pics are so beautiful!!
Brilliant!! I love this idea. Looks so delicious!!
i can’t believe this is happening!!!! i was in the grocery store last week contemplating whether to buy/succumb to another Nutella even though I knew some ingredients were not healthy. i did not buy it, and recently i experienced “Nutella withdraw” symptom until I found your post. Yay!!!!! Thank you..Thank you..Thank you..
I actually don’t like nutella at all, so this has a TON of appeal to me. Also, love Udi’s breads!
Love this recipe! Can’t wait to give it a whirl!