There’s nothing quite like the scent of a really tasty recipe filling the kitchen. Like a good crispy roast chicken or a slow cooker stew that’s been marinating for hours. Well, this 5-Ingredient Keto Nutella beats them all hands down!

The aroma of toasted hazelnuts is so warming and aromatic. I’m telling you guys, this sugar-free keto Nutella could sell houses! Forget freshly ground coffee or a home baked loaf, get this on the go, it’s that good!

…and if you’re not moving house, well it will wake sleepy heads out of their beds for breakfast for sure!

What I love about this 5-Ingredient Keto Nutella is that it’s sugar-free, packed with heart-healthy MUFA and super easy to make. You can totally customise how smooth you make it too. Simply blitz for a longer time if you want it super smooth or slightly less for more of a crunchy texture from the hazelnuts. I like a bit of texture so went for somewhere in the middle.

Smother on a slice of keto toast, low-carb graham crackers or if you’re a nut butter addict like me, spoon straight from the jar! You can even use this keto chocolate hazelnut spread to make all sorts of sweet fat bombs — all those options!

Is Dark Chocolate Healthy?

We used 90% dark chocolate but any dark chocolate with at least 85% cacao is a good low-carb option. Although there is a small amount of sugar, the carb count is low and it’s one of the ingredients that can be used in moderation when you follow a healthy low-carb diet. You can also use sugar-free chocolate (dark, milk or even white if you can get it) sweetened with stevia or inulin.

If you want to avoid any added sugar, you can also use unsweetened 100% dark chocolate and then add more sweetener to taste.

Can I Use Whole Unpeeled Hazelnuts?

We recommend using peeled hazelnuts as the skins tend to add a bitter aftertaste. You can easily remove the peel. Simply bake the nuts as instructed. Once roasted and cooled, rub the hazelnuts together in your hands to remove the skins. This makes the butter smooth and avoids the bitter taste imparted by the skins.

Hands-on  Overall 

Nutritional values (per serving, 1 tbsp/ 16 g/ 0.6 oz)

Net carbs1.4 grams
Protein2.1 grams
Fat8.9 grams
Calories92 kcal

Calories from carbs 6%, protein 9%, fat 85%

Total carbs2.8 gramsFiber1.4 gramsSugars0.8 gramsSaturated fat1.6 gramsSodium1 mg(0% RDA)Magnesium28 mg(7% RDA)Potassium105 mg(5% EMR)

Ingredients (makes about 1 3/4 cups/ 430 g/ 15.2 oz)

  • 1/4 cups peeled hazelnuts (305 g/ 10.7 oz)
  • 1 bar 90% dark chocolate (100 g/ 3.5 oz)
  • 2 tbsp powdered Swerve or Erythritol (20 g/ 0.7 oz), or any low-carb sweetener to taste
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder (5 g/ 0.2 oz)
  • 1-2 tsp sugar-free vanilla extract or 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
  • Optional: pinch of sea salt and 1/2 cup warm coconut milk or heavy whipping cream (120 ml/ 4 fl oz)


  1. Preheat the oven to 170 °C/ 340 °F (fan assisted), or 190 °C/ 375 °F (conventional). Spread the hazelnuts on a baking tray and roast for 8 – 10 minutes until slightly golden. Remove from the oven and allow to fully cool (about 15 minutes).
    Easy 5-Ingredient Keto Nutella
  2. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a water bath. Place the bowl over a pan with boiling water and allow the chocolate to melt whilst occasionally stirring. Make sure no water gets into the chocolate.Easy 5-Ingredient Keto Nutella
  3. Once the nuts have cooled slightly, add to a food processor and blitz until smooth.
    Easy 5-Ingredient Keto Nutella
  4. Add the cacao powder, low-carb sweetener, vanilla and blitz.Easy 5-Ingredient Keto Nutella
  5. Add the melted chocolate and pulse until combined. (Note: If using coconut milk, slowly drizzle it into the processor while blending. To prevent splitting, similar to chocolate ganache, use warm coconut milk or cream. Never use cold ingredients from the fridge.)Easy 5-Ingredient Keto Nutella
  6. Pour the 5-Ingredient Keto Nutella into a jar and allow to cool.Easy 5-Ingredient Keto Nutella
  7. Enjoy runny or place in the fridge to set.
    Easy 5-Ingredient Keto Nutella
  8. If you want it runny again after it has been in the fridge, simply leave out in the kitchen at room temperature and it will melt.Easy 5-Ingredient Keto Nutella
  9. Store in the fridge in a sealable glass jar for up to a month, or freeze in an ice tray and then pop the keto Nutella cubes out into a freezer bag. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. To defrost, place in the fridge overnight.Easy 5-Ingredient Keto Nutella

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1 tbsp/ 16 g/ 0.6 oz)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Hazelnuts, nuts
0.8 g1.7 g6.8 g70 kcal
Extra dark chocolate, 90% cocoa (cacao)
0.5 g0.4 g2.1 g21 kcal
Swerve, natural sweetener (Erythritol and chicory inulin based)
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Cocoa powder, raw (cacao)
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Vanilla extract, sugar-free, alcohol-based
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, 1 tbsp/ 16 g/ 0.6 oz
1.4 g2.1 g8.9 g92 kcal

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