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Dairy-Free Nutella Substitute Recipe

Dairy-free Nutella substitute recipe


2 cups of sliced almonds
1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup of coconut sugar
1/8 teaspoon of sea salt
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/8 to 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil


1. Briefly toast almonds on a dry pan over medium heat. Stir frequently and watch closely, as they can burn quickly. Set aside to cool.

2. Whisk together cocoa, coconut sugar, and sea salt. Set aside.

3. Pulse cooled almonds in a food processor until they are finely ground.

4. Add vanilla, cocoa, coconut sugar, and sea salt mixture to the ground almonds in the food processor. Continue processing.

5. Add between 1/8 and 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil, depending on preferred consistency of the spread - it's best to start with 1/8th of a cup and add more in increments as the food processor is running. Continue processing until everything is well homogenized.

Enjoy this delicious nutella-like substitute over anything you wish - perhaps a slice of freshly toasted sourdough bread or your favourite crackers?

Many thanks to Margaret for testing multiple variations of this recipe before coming up with this winning blend.


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I make this except I use almond butter, or any kind of nut butter. It's delicious. And the dairy free spread at the store is expensive.
Here's to your health!

You substitute the almond butter for what?