Low-FODMAP Hazelnut Chocolate Spread (“Nutella”); Gluten-free, Vegan

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You found it.  The low-FODMAP Hazelnut Chocolate Spread recipe (aka copycat Nutella) you have been dreaming of!  All-natural.  No additives.  No kidding!

For those of you out there that are fans of hazelnut chocolate spreads, note ingredients in the leading European brand:

  • Nutella:  Sugar, Palm Oil, Hazelnuts, Cocoa, Skim milk, Whey (Milk), Lecithin as emulsifier (Soy), Vanillin; an artificial flavor

That’s correct.  Sugar is the first listed ingredient, followed by palm oil…not hazelnuts!

My low-FODMAP Hazelnut Chocolate Spread recipe has a lot more nut-nutrition and you can lessen the sugar to your preference.  Plus the oil is good-for-you canola or hazelnut oil.

But besides being better for you, the taste of homemade low-FODMAP Hazelnut Chocolate Spread is astounding. Once you have tried this low-FODMAP, all-natural recipe you will never again reach for a store bought brand!

Try it spread over my other recipes like this low-FODMAP french toast, low-FODMAP pancakes, low-FODMAP rolls/buns, extra low-FODMAP pie crust, or low-FODMAP breads.

It is so easy, and can be used in making your favorite hazelnut frostings – like this low-FODMAP Hazelnut Chocolate Cream.  Sheer heaven!

For more recipe ideas, check out over 500 low-FODMAP recipes on the blog!

Be healthy and happy,

Rachel Pauls, MD

Low-FODMAP Hazelnut Chocolate Spread (Low-FODMAP ‘Nutella’); Gluten-free, Vegan

Although this recipe has not been tested, a single serving should be low-FODMAP based on the ingredients

Serving size: about 4 teaspoons

Servings 10; makes about 1 cup

Prep time: 30 minutes

Bake time: 10 minutes (unless you buy pre-toasted hazelnut filberts)

Bake 350 F


  • 150 g hazelnut seeds (filberts): this is about 1 & 1/4 cup
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners sugar
  • 4-5 teaspoons canola oil or hazelnut oil (if you have it)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 150 g semisweet dark chocolate
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Spread hazelnut filberts in a single layer on a baking sheet
  • Toast for about 10 minutes or until slightly browned (watch so they don’t burn)
  • Rub them using a towel to remove any skins as much as possible
  • If you buy pre-roasted, blanched filberts you can skip the above step
  • Put the nuts in a food processor and mix until as finely ground as possible
    • About 2-3 minutes, scraping down as needed
    • There will be some graininess to the ground nuts, they are never perfectly smooth
  • Melt the chocolate in a microwave or in a double boiler saucepan
    • check every 30 seconds and stir to ensure no burning if using microwave
  • Remove from heat and combine with the hazelnut paste in the food processor
  • Add the sugar, one tablespoon at a time, alternating with the oil, one teaspoon at a time, until it meets your desired sweetness and consistency (can also adjust again at the end)
  • Pulse in the processor to combine between additions
  • Add the salt and vanilla
  • If needed, add more salt, sugar and/or oil to taste and consistency
    • It will seem loose and runny, since it is warm.  As it cools it will become more firm, don’t worry!
  • Pour into a jar, serve at room temperature
  • Keeps for about 2 weeks in the pantry (if it lasts!)

low fodmap hazelnut chocolate spread

  • So creamy, delicious and nutritious!

  • This recipe is a keeper!  Low-FODMAP Hazelnut Chocolate Spread is amazing

Comments Rating 5 (2 reviews)

6 Responses

  1. Loving this!

    I made this for my daughter who is on a low fodmap diet. It’s delicious. It’s very easy to make.

    1. Wonderful Joanne!
      You made our day with your comments. So glad your daughter loves the Nutella spread, our family does too. Thank you for sharing 🙂

    1. Hi Jamie,
      It would definitely be low-FODMAP, but the coconut oil will be different in texture when the spread cools. Since coconut oil is solid at room temperature (hazelnut or other oils are liquid) the spread could end up too hard for your enjoyment. We suggest substituting another oil that is liquid at room temperature, if you don’t have hazelnut (peanut oil or canola oil could work). Have a great day 🙂

  2. Delicious

    Sooo good! Easy to make, healthier than regular Nutella and tastes delicious. Made with olive oil as I didn’t have canola and it turned out fabulously.

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