Choc-Orange Nutella

Choc-Orange Nutella


  • 130g raw hazelnuts
  • 1 tbsp. good quality dark cacao powder
  • 50 grams dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup or honey
  • Finely grated zest of half an orange
  • 1 tsp. orange oil / orange extract
  • Pinch sea salt


  1. Heat the oven to 180c. Spread the hazelnuts out in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast for around 12-15 minutes until golden, then leave to cool.
  2. Tip the nuts into a food processor and whizz until they form a runny paste – this can take about 10 minutes, and you’ll need to stop and use a spatula to scrape down the sides a few times.
  3. Melt the chocolate in a microwave or heatproof bowl and stir in the maple syrup or honey, zest and orange oil.
  4. With the food processor running, slowly pour in the chocolate mix in a steady stream and blend until everything is combined. Transfer to a jar and chill until set. Use over toast or pancakes for a sweet treat.


Preparation time: 20 mins

Makes: 1 jar

Nutrition: per 15g portion

  •  Kcal 82kcal
  • Protein 2g
  • Carbs 3g
  • Fat 7g


Try this spread lavished over a slice of seeded bread or toast to provide you with sustained energy during a run, cycle or longer workout – the fats in the hazelnuts will ensure the sugars are released into the bloodstream slowly.