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Weekend Treats: Gluten-free Vegan Nutella and Cupcakes.πŸŒ±πŸŒ°πŸ˜‹β€οΈπŸŒΊ

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Hello everyone, hope you have a good Friday and a wonderful weekend ahead! πŸ€—

Since I’m gluten-free vegan diet and I love Nutella very much so I made my own homemade version.πŸŒ±πŸŒ°πŸ˜‹β€οΈ

Vegan Nutella: I roasted organic almond and used my Blendtec twister to make almond butter. Transferred the almond butter to my food processor and added vegan nutrients dense cacao powder with a little bit of my homemade cashew milk. The result is beautiful and delicious, I’m very happy about it. πŸ˜πŸ‘

Vegan Cupcakes: I saved my Nutella in my glass jar and the rest of it I used to make cupcakes (just need to add gluten-free flour, baking powder and a little bit more cashew milk and maple syrup). Added almond slices on top as the last step. I baked 12 cupcakes at 350F for 30 mins. I shared half with my parents and they love them. πŸ§πŸ˜‹πŸ‘

As always, be inspired, be joyful, take a picture and Enjoy it! πŸ˜‹β€οΈ

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Hey this looks a real treat Koko and I’d love some, your home made Nutella sounds better than mass produced so you enjoy your weekend treats. 😁

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Thank you very much for saying that Jerry! πŸ˜ŠπŸ™

Yes no more supermarket mass produced for me. I like the fact that almond has great amount of calcium and we can control no table sugar added in.πŸ‘

Enjoy the rest of your Friday evening Jerry! 😁

Ur so imaginative πŸ‘ I’ll bet they were really delicious. Mmhm you got me in the mood for some chocolate

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GreatMindfulnessAdministrator in reply to Kainan_li

Awe thank you Kainan for saying that! πŸ€—πŸ™What do you usually have with Nutella? 😁

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I don’t ever have Nutella but you got me thinking I should try some

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GreatMindfulnessAdministrator in reply to Kainan_li

Okay, I just attached you the pic of my old Nutella bottle and I wouldn’t recommend you to try it though. This is the reason why I made my own: 1st ingredient is Sugar and then palm oil…. all bad and 200 calories in 2 tbsp. 🀯

Commercial Nutella Nutrition facts/Ingredients Label
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I’d still have some πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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You won’t get a like on this reply. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ˜‚

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These look lovely and making your own vegan Nutella - what a great idea, looks wonderful, I am not suprised your parents enjoyed these πŸ™‚ they look very professional

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Awe Debs, thank you very much for saying that! πŸ€—πŸ™

I love our healthy version of vegan Nutella so I gotta make it 😁

Thank you Debs my parents enjoyed them so now they texted me what will I make next week πŸ˜‚

Hope you have a great weekend Debs. 😊🌺

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Kitten-whiskersAdministrator in reply to GreatMindfulness

That's great news, lovely nutritious food all round 😁

Hope you have a great weekend 😊

These look wonderful.

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GreatMindfulnessAdministrator in reply to Mitzy200

Thank you Mitzy200 for saying that! πŸ˜ŠπŸ™I love your food creations very much. πŸ˜‹

Glad you looked for and found healthier alternatives to nutellaπŸ€—. Thanks for sharing your ideas and recipes with usπŸ™. Your cupcakes looks so yummy too. Its been years since I've had one and would surely try theseπŸ˜‹.

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GreatMindfulnessAdministrator in reply to ZazenRiver345

Thank you Zazen πŸ€—πŸ™.

Yes, you can try this recipe out and have with your avocado too. πŸ˜‹πŸ‘

Time to make some cupcakes Zazen πŸ˜‚, I think your treats need to kick it up a notch 😁

Enjoy your weekend! 😊🌺

You haven't had a cupcake in years?! That's hard to comprehend. 🀣

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GreatMindfulnessAdministrator in reply to Greendream123

You said it! πŸ˜‚

Your cupcakes looks great. Have you tried making chocolate spread using roasted hazlenuts? I did once but the consistency wasn't quite right.

There is an amazing vegan chocolate spread by Vego (in the UK at least) but that is bound to have a lot of sugar etc in... Good for the odd treat (I've only had it once or twice, as a gift)

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GreatMindfulnessAdministrator in reply to Greendream123

Thank you very much for saying that Greendream123! πŸ˜ŠπŸ™

I haven’t tried to make with hazelnuts because I currently have a lot almonds and cashews. It’s quite a process of making almond butter because they are hard texture, have to grind many times. And then last step is blending with a bit cashew milk in food processor and it comes out very smooth and thick. I would think hazelnuts much softer and easier to blend to the right consistency.πŸ€”

We don’t have Vego in US but we have Nutiva and same problem with sugar. I use Nutella in my oatmeals quite often so I gotta make it.

Maybe you can try making your nutella again. 😁

I can imagine it taking a long time to grind almonds down! I'll definitely try again with the hazlenuts - roasting them gives the house such a lovely aroma so it's worth it for that alone. :)

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Definitely the aroma from roasting and baking make the house smell so warm and cozy.πŸ€—

They look and sound absolutely beautiful πŸ™‚πŸ‘

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Thank you Happyman4 for saying that, much appreciated! Hope you have a great night. πŸ€—πŸ™

Night wasn't to bad πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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I’m glad to hear that! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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