The processed store bought version is full of sugar, but we have a healthier alternative that will fool the biggest sceptics.
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Serves: 12
Course: Dessert, Treat

Ingredients

Nut- Ella Ingredients

  • 1 cup hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla powder

Scroll Ingredients

  • 3 cups self-raising flour plus more for dusting
  • 2 cups Greek yoghurt
  • ½ cup Sugar-Free Nut-Ella
  • cup hazelnuts roughly chopped

Instructions

To prepare the Nut-Ella

  • Preheat oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas Mark 4.
  • Bake the hazelnuts for 8–10 minutes, until browned.
  • Rub most of the skins off as they can be a bit bitter (you don’t have to be too precise).
  • Grind the nuts in a food processor until smooth.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and process until well mixed.
  • Add extra coconut milk if you want more of a ‘sauce’ consistency.
  • Store in the fridge for several weeks.

To prepare the Scrolls

  • Preheat oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas Mark 4 and grease and line a round 22cm baking tin.
  • Add flour and yoghurt to a mixing bowl. Combine with a wooden spoon until mixture comes together.
  • Turn out onto a floured bench and knead for a few minutes.
  • Add a little more yoghurt if the mixture is too dry or a little extra flour if the mixture is too wet.
  • Using a rolling pin, roll out dough into a rectangle until 0.5cm thick.
  • Spread Sugar-Free Nut-Ella evenly over the dough using the back of a large spoon, reaching the edges.
  • Sprinkle over hazelnuts.
  • Roll the dough from the long side into a long log.
  • Cut into 4cm pieces and place into the baking tin, squishing together.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 20 minutes until golden.
  • Remove from the oven and serve warm or cooled.

Notes

The processed version of this spread is a dire sugar explosion. This one, though, will fool even the most sceptical child.
For a vegan option, replace Greek yoghurt for coconut yoghurt.

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Posted by I Quit Sugar

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