Homemade Nutella Toast | @thefauxmartha

I slathered the first year of motherhood with nutella. (There’s proof of that right here.) It needed it—for both the protein and the indulgence. If there had been enough time to go to the doctor, they would have diagnosed me with a deficit of both and prescribed a jar of nutella. So a slather a day it was. I’m exaggerating only slightly.

Homemade Nutella Toast | @thefauxmarthapost-diverDave's Killer Bread

This post was created in ongoing partnership with Dave’s Killer Bread. They hit all my checkpoints—non-gmo, organic, familiar, nutrient-dense ingredients (like quinoa, millet, spelt, rye, barley), and no preservatives. But the proof is in the bread. It’s killer good. It’s also the same bread we buy on a weekly basis.

post-diverHomemade Nutella Toast | @thefauxmartha

I knew there was only one way to celebrate the Edible Baby Bash for Ashley of Edible Perspective—with a slather of nutella. This time a homemade variety made from toasted hazelnuts, melted chocolate, and plenty of salt and vanilla. Ashley is known for her nut butter recipes, so I’m taking the liberty to add a new indulgent nut butter to the gallery. Because those early days of motherhood need it. (For the protein, of course.)

Homemade Nutella Toast | @thefauxmartha

To Ashley—I hope you’re generous with yourself. You’ll convince yourself that everyone else comes before you. And they will for awhile. You’ll forget to wash your hair, take off your makeup, and eat lunch. It’s just how it goes. But don’t let it last too long. You matter just as much. Pull out the food processor and make a batch of Homemade Nutella. Shmear it over your favorite bread (Dave’s Killer Bread for me). And sprinkle generously with the natural and not so natural sprinkles. To lots of toast and sweet days ahead.

Homemade Nutella Toast | @thefauxmartha

#ediblebabybash

A big ole thanks to Sonja (A Couple Cooks) & Gena (The Full Helping) for hosting this shower for Ashley. You can see all the breakfast contributions below: 

Cornbread Waffles with Maple Mascarpone Schmear | A Couple Cooks
Homestyle Vegan Grits with Tempeh Sausage & Brussels Sprouts | The Full Helping
Pear and Almond Butter Baked Oatmeal | Eating Made Easy
Eggs Florentine | Brooklyn Supper
Fried Chicken & Waffles with Apple Butter & Kale Slaw | Climbing Grier Mountain
Winter Vegetable Breakfast Skillet | Flourishing Foodie
Fancy Avocado Toast | A Beautiful Plate
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Waffles | Making Thyme for Health
Deep Fried Nutella French Toast | I am a Food Blog
Verde Shakshuka | Beard and Bonnet

Homemade Nutella Toast | @thefauxmartha

Homemade Nutella Toasts
Serves: 1 cup
 
It's true what they say—homemade is always better. This variety of nutella has just enough salt to make it sweet, no extra sugar outside the semi-sweet chocolate necessary.
Ingredients
  • Nutella
  • 1 c. raw hazelnuts
  • 2/3 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • heaping 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Toasts
  • Dave's Killer Bread White Done Right
  • bee pollen
  • buckwheat groats
  • pepita seeds
  • bananas
  • coconut shreds
  • chocolate jimmies
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Add hazelnuts to a small baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes before pouring onto a kitchen towel. Rub the skins off the hazelnuts. They should rub right off. Place the skinned hazelnuts in a high-powered blender or food processor. Blend on low for about 5 minutes, scraping down the sides every so often. It's ready when smooth with tiny specks of nuts visible.
  2. Meanwhile, melt chocolate in a double boiler being sure not to let any water drop inside. (In the presence of water, chocolate will seize up.) Pour melted chocolate, salt, and vanilla into the blender or food processor and blend on low for another two minutes. Remove to a container with a lid. Mixture will be very loose at first and thicken up as it cools. Store at room temperature. Stir before serving.
  3. To make the toasts, lightly toast bread. Spread with homemade nutella. Sprinkle with natural or not-so-natural sprinkles. Serve!
Notes
Bee pollen, buckwheat groats, and coconut shreds can typically be found at your local co-op or natural food stores in the bulk section.

Hazelnut butter process lightly adapted from Minimalist Baker. Nutella ratio based on My Name is Yeh‘s Chocolate Halva Spread from her book, as seen in these babka knots.
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