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Something about the combination of chocolate-hazelnut seriously challenges our self control. It’s sweet, but not too sweet…  in the kind of way that makes us crave it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert (and everything in between). 

If you love the sweet treat as much as we do, we have good news for you because February 5th is World Nutella Day. (Not that you need an excuse to indulge — hazelnuts are full of fiber, good fats, and vitamins! And studies show chocolate also has a bunch of health benefits of its own.) 

Even though Nutella isn’t vegan (it has whey and skim milk!) — we’re still celebrating with dairy-free, plant-based, chocolate-hazelnut creations. And luckily, making vegan versions of Nutella is super easy. 

Homemade plant-based Nutella recipe

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This homemade vegan “nutella” recipe from Minimalist Baker requires just FOUR ingredients: hazelnuts, vanilla extract, sea salt, and dairy-free dark chocolate. And unlike DIY almond butter (which we love but can sometimes take foreverrrrr), this recipe takes less than 30 minutes.

If that’s too much — go for the store-bought spreads like Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Blend.  

We love our chocolatey spread straight up on a spoon or slathered on a banana, but if you’re feeling fancy check out these 11 dairy-free, plant-based recipes with “nutella”

11 chocolate-hazelnut recipes to celebrate World Nutella Day

1. Hazelnut Tahini Brownies

We’re suckers for anything made with tahini… and these brownies from Crowded Kitchen are no exception.

 2. Nutella Brownie Cake

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My idea of a balanced diet is ______________. Fill in the blank! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ My answer has changed over the years, but right now, I would say a diet that includes a generous amount of veggies and greens🥬 , some fruit 🍎 (I would eat way more fruit if I lived in a tropical climate or California where the fruit legit tastes like candy), lots of plant proteins like lentils/beans/tofu/tempeh along with lots of healthy fats like nuts/seeds/avocados/olive oil/coconut 🥑 ⁣ ⁣⁣ And that same diet makes spontaneous room for treats, and sometimes those treats are made with wholesome ingredients (like this vegan, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly NUTELLA BROWNIE CAKE, recipe on the blog), but sometimes they aren’t as wholesome and that’s okay. As long as I feel good (physically and mentally) and eat lots of wholesome, colorful foods from nature on a regular basis…that’s okay with me. In fact, that’s more than okay with me! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Yesterday I baked a legit incredible cinnamon roll cake 🍰 with regular flour and regular sugar. And it tasted like heaven. So I ate 3 slices in about 20 minutes. And later when my boyfriend wanted to have date night at a Mexican restaurant, I ate guac and fried tortilla chips + a spicy margarita for dinner. And I feel fine about it! And even better, my body knows me well because this morning, it asked me to feed it kale! So I gave my body some kale (and lentils and sauerkraut). And that is what I call a #balanceddiet. ⁣ ⁣ What’s a balanced diet look like for you?👇🏽

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Rainbow Plant Life making our sweetest dreams come true with this vegan Nutella brownie cake made with dates, hazelnuts, and cacao powder.

3. Creamy Chocolate Hazelnut Shake

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Prefer to sip your chocolate-hazelnut deliciousness? This shake from Detoxinista has your name on it!

4. Vegan Chocolate-Hazelnut Star Bread

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As I’m adjusting to all of this change going on currently (whether it’s good change or ehh change, I always instinctively react with anxiety 😅working on it!), one thing remains constant: my never ending love of all things CHOCOLATE (cue chocolate obsessed fish from spongebob 🤣🍫🤪) . . This VEGAN NUTELLA STAR BREAD is most definitely on my mind today 🥰 because every Wednesday that feels like Monday but also feels like it’s Thursday needs this right? 😅 search “star bread” through the link in my bio @the_bananadiaries 😘#fromscratchwithlove . . . . . . #feedfeed #thenewhealthy #goodmoodfood #forthemaking #veganrecipess #thrivemags #glutenfreevegan #easyrecipes #f52grams #cookinglight #veganbaking #veganbreakfast #makeitdelicious #bhgfood #plantbasedrecipes #kitchn #shareyourtable #foodfluffer #bakedfromscratch #damnthatsdelish #inmykitchen #dairyfreerecipes #kaylaitsines #bestofvegan @thefeedfeed #veganuary #beautifulcuisines

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Check out this heavenly recipe from The Banana Diaries, here.  

5. Chocolate Hazelnut Overnight Oats

Dessert for breakfast anyone? Next time you wake up with a mega sweet tooth — try this recipe from Unsweetened Caroline

6. Chocolate & Hazelnut Bliss Balls

Pop these cuties from Cupful of Kale for a quick bite and burst of energy (and flavor!). 

7. Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Just looking at this recipe from Holy Cow Vegan makes us drool. So much yummy.

8. Vegan Nutella Protein Pancakes

Is your jaw dropping at this insane picture of pancakes?! Try it for yourself with this recipe from Abbey’s Kitchen. And if the long ingredient list scares you, make your fave easy pancakes and follow the instructions for the Nutella/strawberries portion. 

9. Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

It doesn’t get much dreamier than this rich and creamy Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Tart from Choosing Chia. End of story. 

10. Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse

Light and airy meets creamy and chocolatey. Try this recipe from Nest and Glow, which takes 10 minutes to make. 

11. Chocolate Hazelnut Dessert Hummus

Dessert hummus?! We had no idea how much we needed this in our life. Check out this recipe from Sip and Spice!

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