PB2 is magical! You can do so much with it. I finally bought hazelnut extract (primarily because I bought a second spice rack and I needed to fill it out haha), and I was so excited to try out this Nutella-hack.
As much as I frequently eat PB2 as is, I also enjoy making fun “spins” of it (see: Faux-reo Cookie PB2). Truthfully, I’ve only had Nutella a couple times (pre-vegan days), and I was always assaulted by how cloyingly sweet it was. I much preferred PB&Co’s Dark Chocolate Dreams, as I’ve mentioned before.
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Anyway, the oatmeal itself was a failed recipe. I can’t tell you what it is because I’m not giving up on it yet. 🙂 However, you could use this Nutella hack on pretty much anything, such as the aforementioned Dark Chocolate Dreams Oatmeal or Sweet Potato Oatmeal with Chocolate PB2. If you want to go crazy, put it on top of Chocolate Hazelnut Oatmeal. 😉 (Speaking of which, I need to redo that recipe. I can make it better!!)
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What you'll need:
- 2 rounded tbsp PB2
- 2 tsp cocoa powder
- 2-3 tsp hazelnut extract*
- water (~2 tbsp)**
- sweetener to taste (I used 1 tsp maple syrup)**
How to make it:
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir. Add water little by little until it forms the consistency of a nut butter. For me, this took approximately two tablespoons.
Just an FYI:
*Traditional Nutella does not taste that "hazelnutty." If that's what you're going for, 2 tsp. should be sufficient. If you want a stronger hazelnut flavor, use 3 tsp (aka 1 tablespoon). **The amount of maple syrup you use (and hazelnut extract) will affect how much water you will need to form the right consistency.