Wholefood Simply Nutella

Nut Free Chocolate spread

I have spent the past week with my Mum. She left Saturday. I want her back!

Not just because life is so much easier with her around. Not just because she makes my house look spotloss. Not just because she makes my kids laugh, runs to the shops,  kills the spiders, creates a costume for dress up day, looks after me and loves all of my creations; but because I miss her. I want to lie on the lawn with the sun on our legs and play remember when. I want her input into which photo she likes, if she thinks the dress in the window is nice, and what presents I should buy for Christmas. I want everything we haven’t had for the past fourteen years. But I can’t have that. So I best be thankful for the time we share, for the amazing Mum I have been blessed with and the good times we have.

Growing up my Mum didn’t buy Nutella, but my Grandma did and she lived across the road from us. It was my childhood answer to every ‘what is your favourite food’ question. I loved it on toast, I loved it on saladas, I loved it on crumpets, and I loved it on its own. My kids have never had nutella, but they love our chocolate spread and I hope you do too.

Wholefood Simply Nutella

2 tablespoons hulled tahini

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon cacao or cocoa or carob

1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract

pinch of salt

Put all of the ingredients into a cup or small bowl and mix until well combined. Enjoy!!

Alternatively you could do this is your blender if you wanted to. I hope you like it.



  • Catherine

    Thank you – so timely I just bought my son some 2 days ago. Perhaps I will create this before opening for him to try instead and this will hopefully keep it from my mouth :p

    • bianca

      Thank you. I am glad you like it. x

  • Liz

    Thanks so much for sharing! I’m loving trying your recipes. I assume you mean 1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract.

  • Beasy

    Just made it, took two seconds & is delish! I have never bought Nutella either, but this will become a regular i feel. Thank you.

    • bianca

      Thank you, I am glad you like it. x

  • Emma

    I notice in a lot of your recipes you give the option – cacao or cocoa or carob. Do you have a preference as to which one you usually use?

  • http://www.betterwithcake.com Emma

    Bianca this is genius. simple, delicious genius I tell you :)

    PS -I just nominated you for The Sunshine Award- its a fun way to learn more about you and spread the blog love. If you want to learn more or join in the fun you can get the details on my post http://betterwithcake.com/just-because/the-sunshine-award-2/

    • bianca

      Hi Emma, thank you so much!!! That is lovely of you!!!! I am completely, crazy, flat out at the moment!! We just released our first book and we have had many ‘learning’ moments this week!!! I am completely thrilled that you have nominated me for the sunshine awards but I know my feet will not touch the ground until well after the crazy season passes!! I am so sorry!!! I feel terrible! Can it be something I attend to next year?? Again, I am sorry!!! Thank you!!! I am glad you like the spread. Bianca. xxxx

  • Rachel

    Great! I have a son (6) who harps on and on at me to buy Nutella, which I won’t, so I was about to go looking for an alternative recipe. It has passed the test with another son (4) so hopefully it will be a hit! Thanks!

    • bianca

      Fabulous, thank you!! I hope your older son enjoys it. Bianca. x

  • http://www.moderndaymissus.com Robyn B | Modern Day Missus

    I am just always in awe of the simplicity of your recipes! This looks yummo!

    • bianca

      Thank you so much Robyn!! It is so lovely having your support!! I really appreciate it! I hope everything is going well for you and that you enjoy the recipe. Many thanks, Bianca

  • Tamara

    Hi Bianca, I have also never bought Nutella, but my kids have had it at friends houses. I made this for breakfast with pancakes (a dairy and egg free recipe) this morning and I’m pretty sure I’ll make it again! (For me, if not the kids!!!) Yummo!! Thanks!

  • Danielle

    OMG!!! I was sceptical about this recipe because I LOVE Nutella but it it amazing. Perfect when you need a chocolate hit, straight off the spoon. Yum!

  • Shanan Birtcher Anderson

    Ah this post brings tears to my eyes.. my mama lives in America and I’m down here in Tassie. It’s been over a year since I’ve been with her and the longest I’ve gone without seeing her is 4 yrs and who knows when I will see her again.

    • http://www.wholefoodsimply.com/ Bianca Slade

      Oh Shanan that is very difficult! I cannot even imagine! I hope you see her soon. x

      • Shanan Birtcher Anderson

        Thank you. Me too, nothing like having mom around.

        • http://www.wholefoodsimply.com/ Bianca Slade


  • Amanda

    I just made this as I needed a chocolate hit and a recipe that doesn’t need a blender (mine is in the post!!)…it is so delicious!! I dunked strawberries in it and it was the best. Thank you! X

    • http://www.wholefoodsimply.com/ Bianca Slade

      Thanks Amanda. I am glad you like it! Be sure to let me know how you go with your blender. xx