Nutella is a brand of a sweet hazelnut cocoa spread enjoyed by millions of people around the world. In this article, I’ll discuss the ingredients in Nutella, reveal if its gluten free, and share some of the many ways you can enjoy this indulgent spread. This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosures.
If you’re like me, you love Nutella. The chocolate hazelnut spread is delicious for breakfast spread atop a piece of gluten-free toast or inside a chocolate crepe.
Nutella also is excellent as a dessert, perhaps stuffed inside a buttery and flakey gluten-free puff pastry, or simply enjoyed with a spoon!
In this article, I’ll discuss the ingredients in Nutella as well as reveal how the chocolatey spread fared when put to the hidden gluten test.
What Ingredients are in Nutella?
Nutella contains no artificial colors or preservatives and is made from just seven ingredients:
- Palm oil
Please note lecithin is a natural emulsifier that contributes to Nutella’s signature smooth and creamy texture. It does not contain gluten.
Is Nutella Gluten Free?
Nutella confirms that its chocolate spread is indeed gluten free. The company’s official statement online is, “Nutella does not contain any ingredients derived from gluten-containing cereals: wheat, barley, rye, oats or triticale.”
Of course, I wanted to independently test Nutella for hidden gluten with my Nima Sensor, just to add another level of comfort.
The Nima Sensor is a portable gluten-detecting device. Unfortunately, in 2020, Nima Sensor changed owners and the new owners (Medline) have not properly cared for the brand. Nima Sensor devices are not available for purchase at this time, which you can read more about in this article.
Alas, I have a Nima Sensor, and, as you can see below, the device is all smiles. A smiley face means the Nima Sensor did not find any hidden gluten.
What to Make with Nutella
If you’re unsure how to enjoy this chocolate hazelnut spread, here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Enjoy Nutella spread atop a piece of Canyon Bakehouse bread or bagel (toasted)
- Add Nutella inside a chocolate crepe
- Make gluten-free puff pastry stuffed with Nutella
- Use Nutella inside your gluten-free chocolate babka
- Add Nutella inside a hamantaschen cookie or thumbprint cookie
- Use Nutella as a dip for apples or gluten-free pretzels
- Cover banana slices with Nutella for a fun dessert or snack
Now go enjoy some of that creamy, chocolatey goodness without worry of getting glutened!
Editor’s Note: The pre-packaged Nutella & Go Snack Packs with Breadsticks are NOT gluten free.
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