Almond & Cocoa 'Nutella'

Nutella disappears in the blink of an eye in our household so I now make this mixed nut version that makes us feel a little better about the speed we consume it! Up until this weekend we have denied Maddie of its deliciousness despite innumerable out cries to have some. As expected- she loves it! If you don't want to give your little one(s) cocoa then just leave it out- the spread will still be delicious.

One small jam jars worth


70g almonds

30g pecans

30g cashew nuts

30g banana, roughly chopped

30g dates, destoned and roughly chopped

1 tsp coconut oil

2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tbsp water


Place the nuts in a food processor and blitz for 5 minutes. Add the banana, dates and oil and continue for a further 10 minutes. Finally, add the cocoa and water and blitz for a finally 5 minutes until you have a smooth spread. Remove and store in an airtight container in the fridge. It will last for 3-4 days but ours is always gone by the end of the weekend!