You can see an updated version of this recipe, with video, on my new blog www.claudiacanu.com.
Just as my Spanish friends grew up eating Nocilla, I grew up eating Nutella. When I was small my mum controlled my Nutella intake by only buying one bottle a month, so I had to carefully ration the 325g of precious hazelnut spread so as not to go too long at the end of the month without having any.
13 years ago (my second year in Spain) I had a flatmate who adored Nocilla and who said that its flavour was better than Nutella. Up until that point I’d never tried Nocilla and she’d never tried Nutella. We had a tasting ceremony, and guess who won?
Today, that same friend has bought my book 25 healthy brunch recipes (soon available in English) (thanks, Almu!), and we both avoid buying Nocilla or Nutella, choosing instead a healthy life style when preparing our recipes.
This hazelnut spread is an example of the power we have against the big food companies. We don’t have to depend on products made with low-quality primary materials. I prefer my home-made nutella recipe, which allows me to select the ingredients that I use.
13 years ago I would never have dreamed of having a blog, or creating brunch recipes and explaining people how to make healthy homemade nutella.
It’s been really easy for a while to find recipes and videos on the internet that teach you how to make nutella, and I wonder why I didn’t try it before.
What to eat with Nutella?
When doing some research on what might interest you about this blog post, I found out that between 100 and 1,000 people every month search Google to find out “what to eat with nutella?” The truth is that I was surprised, but ok – if so many people are asking Google, Claudia will tell them.
I used to eat spoonfuls of Nutella until I was sick of it. I would say that is the purest way to eat this hazelnut spread.
Another option is to spread it on a slice of good toast (not from the supermarket).
Or you could eat hazelnut cream with slices of banana.
And the ultimate pairing: hazelnut spread with strawberries AND bananas.
If you have children I would recommend teaching them how to make nutella. It’s a very simple recipe to prepare, and it’s best to get them used to the more natural, real flavours from a young age. I think they’ll also be very proud to be able to get their friends to taste their mom’s healthy homemade nutella.
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