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There are many recipes for chocolate hazelnut spread out there, but I love this one for its simplicity: no melting chocolate, no heating milk, no straining or sifting. While it may seem like a doubtful choice in the quest to eat well in the mornings, this version is comparatively low in sugar and doesn’t contain any of the fillers and fluff common in some store-bought brands. 

Writer and cookbook author Megan Gordon's new release, Whole-Grain Mornings, is all about healthy breakfast! Count us in, particularly when healthy breakfast translates to this dark chocolate hazelnut spread.

At my farmers’ market stand in San Francisco, this recipe was the star. I’d fill homemade toaster tarts with it and sell out each week. When Sam was in town visiting, he’d sneak more than his fair share with coffee in the morning while we waited for the first sleepy customers to stagger by. Today, we make it occasionally to have with whole-grain waffles or the ends of baguettes, or to mix into oatmeal for a treat on the weekends. There are many recipes for chocolate hazelnut spread out there, but I love this one for its simplicity: no melting chocolate, no heating milk, no straining or sifting. While it may seem like a doubtful choice in the quest to eat well in the mornings, this version is comparatively low in sugar and doesn’t contain any of the fillers and fluff common in some store-bought brands.

Reprinted with permission from Whole-Grain Mornings