Suntella (nut-free Nutella) is a sunflower seed chocolate spread made with sunflower seed butter. Suntella makes a delicious alternative to Nutella!
Nut-free Nutella makes a delicious nut-free, healthy snack for kids and adults or nut-free dessert that is easy to whip up. My daughter loves it for breakfast.
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The story behind Nut-free Nutella
I created Suntella years ago because I wanted to share the decadence of a chocolate spread like Nutella with my daughter but one that was allergy safe for her since she has a tree nut allergy.
For instance, at the time, I found few, if any store bought nut-free Nutella chocolate spreads that were safe for my family to eat.
One of my daughter’s first allergic reactions was to store bought Nutella. After her reaction I couldn’t bear to even look at the jar or say its name.
It’s been over five years since I walked the aisles desperately searching for a safe chocolate spread. My chocolate cravings are real!
I’m now glad to see that there are many brands making delicious, nut-free chocolate spreads which are more widely available.
The creation behind Suntella
Over time, I realized that I wanted to shift the emphasis away from a negative food association to a more positive one.
My daughter could safely eat sunflower seed butter. So Suntella, our version of nut-free Nutella was created!
Suntella is one of our much loved chocolate spreads that is equally enjoyed by our family and friends who don’t have food allergies.
How do you eat Nut-free Nutella?
If you have a chocolate craving that needs to be addressed in a hurry, this spread is for you!
You can make this tasty spread in a few minutes with simple pantry ingredients that you may already have in your cupboard.
Suntella is a refined-sugar free alternative and a nut-free healthy snack for school or to eat by the spoonful for dessert. I like to enjoy it slathered on toast, as a dip with fruit or served on a fruit platter.
I’ve dressed it up here on fancy strawberry toast; garnished with dried rose petals (optional) and shredded coconut. You can switch up the flavors by adding cinnamon or ground cardamom.
Nut-free Nutella can be made with any peanut butter alternative
You can use any peanut butter alternative if you cannot eat sunflower seed butter. We eat almonds safely and enjoy making this spread using almond butter too.
Pumpkin seed butter and/or a soy based butter would taste delicious also.
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Nut-free Nutella or Suntella- Sunflower Seed Chocolate Spread is Top 8 Free; Vegan and Refined Sugar-Free
- 2 tablespoon sunflower seed butter
4 teaspoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon maple syrup or date syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 teaspoon water
pinch of salt
- With a wire whisk or spoon, mix everything together in a small bowl until all ingredients are fully incorporated. The mixture should spread like frosting.
- Leftover spread will stay fresh stored in the refrigerator for a few days- up to a week.
- Add 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom or ground cinnamon to switch up flavors.
- Use any unsalted nut or seed butter of choice. If nut or seed butter is salted, omit salt and add to taste.
- Adjust level of sweetness by adding an additional tablespoon of sweetener.
- Category: Snacks
- Method: No Bake
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1
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What you need to make nut-free Nutella
Shahla is a mom of two girls who live with environmental allergies such as asthma and eczema. Their food allergies include tree nuts, peanuts, sesame and other seeds. Shahla is trained as a Natural Chef who wants to share the comfort that cooking has brought her family. She believes that everyone, regardless of dietary requirements, deserves a plate full of color and flavor.