There are many recipes for hazelnut spreads but they are not all necessarily raw. I came up with this recipe by experimenting with different amounts of adequate ingredients. The goal was to achieve something that is a healthier version of what we usually find on the market.
Light vegan spread gives a mild taste of white chocolate and vanilla, due to the cocoa butter and vanilla bean. I have used in total 100 gr of maple syrup as raw healthy sweetener for light spread and was satisfied with sweetness. Feel free to add more maple syrup if you prefer sweeter taste.
The dark vegan spread is based on roasted hazelnuts which give that sumptuous and delicate taste. It is enriched with cocoa butter, cocoa powder and vanilla beans which developed a chocolaty taste. I sweetened it with date syrup that goes perfectly along with the rest of the ingredients. Date syrup can be easily substituted with maple syrup, and the amount of maple syrup should be, in that case, increased.
Ingredients for the light spread:
The amount of cocoa butter can be reduced by 20 % and substituted with coconut refined oil, but in that case the spread will not be anymore raw.
This recipe requires powerful high-speed blender or food-processor.