Spread Some Love with This Vegan, Nut-Free Notella Spread

Make breakfast sweet with this homemade spread

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Remember when you were little and a piece of toast with a certain big-name hazelnut spread was the absolute pinnacle? Well, here we are a few realizations about sugar, dairy, mass market food product additives, and maybe even a nut allergy, later – but that doesn’t mean we have to give up the pleasure entirely. We’re making breakfast sweet again with this Notella spread. It’s totally plant-based and nut-free so everyone can enjoy.


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Vegan and Nut-Free Notella Spread



  • 2 cups raw sunflower seeds
  • 8 oz. vegan chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 2 Tbs. coconut oil
  • 1 Tbs. sugar, optional
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  2. Spread sunflower seeds on baking sheet. Roast 7 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned and fragrant. Cool 10 minutes, or until easy to handle.
  3. Meanwhile, melt together chocolate and coconut oil in double boiler or microwave on low power. Set aside.
  4. Blend warm sunflower seeds, sugar (if using), and salt in a high-speed blender until a thick, smooth paste forms. Add chocolate mixture and vanilla, and blend until smooth. Transfer to jars, and cool. Store at room temperature.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size per 1-tbs serving
  • Calories 94
  • Carbohydrate Content 6 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 8 g
  • Fiber Content 1 g
  • Protein Content 2 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 3 g
  • Sodium Content 16 mg
  • Sugar Content 3 g