Another Happy Pear recipe! I adapted it to make it vegan. First I roasted hazelnuts, then whizzed them in my Blendtec with a little sunflower oil. I was so pleased my blender was able to get it pretty smooth.
Then I poured the hazelnut butter into a bowl and added maple syrup (original recipe uses honey), salt, cocoa powder and vanilla. That's it!
It's not super smooth like store bought stuff but I don't mind the texture at all.
It's good on apples or any fruit, cake, bread and in smoothies. It's a cross between Nutella and Ferrero Rocher.