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Luke Schmidt
(Cameron) - MLife

Locale: The WOODS
How about Powdered Nutella? on 09/07/2013 21:14:49 MDT Print View

Next we need powdered Nutella! One summer camp I had my own personal jar of Nutella I'd bring to breakfast and put all over my pancakes. Everyone teased me about it until some teens made up a hilarious military style marching song about Nutella, good times.

Daniel Collins
(Diablo-V) - F

Locale: Orlando FL
nutella on 09/08/2013 06:11:43 MDT Print View

I dont eat nutella but I thought it was pb and chocolate.
You might be able to make your own with the powdered PB, chocolate frosting mix or instant cocoa mix, or perhaps nestle's quick powder.
I will take a look next time I'm in the store and maybe pick up a jar.
I bet I could come close .....
For more nutrition, substitute ovaltine powder for the chocolate mix.

William Chilton
(WilliamC3) - MLife

Locale: Antakya
Re: nutella on 09/08/2013 06:25:27 MDT Print View

In Europe, at least, Nutella is hazlenut and chocolate.
In some countries, it's available in pouches like miniature Platypuses - very convenient for backpacking.

Luke Schmidt
(Cameron) - MLife

Locale: The WOODS
re re Nutella on 09/08/2013 07:26:06 MDT Print View

Nutalla is not PB and chocolate but come to think of it you can buy that too. Good idea mixing chocolate and PB powder.

spelt !
(spelt) - F

Locale: Midwest
Re: How about Powdered Nutella? on 09/08/2013 08:19:22 MDT Print View

hazelnut flour and cocoa, plus sugar would probably do it.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: nutella on 09/08/2013 08:24:01 MDT Print View

"I dont eat nutella but I thought it was pb and chocolate.
You might be able to make your own with the powdered PB, chocolate frosting mix or instant cocoa mix, or perhaps nestle's quick powder.
I will take a look next time I'm in the store and maybe pick up a jar.
I bet I could come close .....
For more nutrition, substitute ovaltine powder for the chocolate mix."



You could come close, but right now using those ingredients you are so far,far away..

Daniel Collins
(Diablo-V) - F

Locale: Orlando FL
nutella on 09/08/2013 09:30:47 MDT Print View

It just shows I've never tried it.
Or even read the label.
I DO love hazelnuts though.
I agree - hazelnuts taste nothing at all like peanuts.
Doubtful I could find hazelnut flour but I will look.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: nutella on 09/08/2013 09:33:08 MDT Print View

"It just shows I've never tried it"


Trying it might change your life!
It. Is. Awesome.

spelt !
(spelt) - F

Locale: Midwest
hazelnut flour on 09/08/2013 10:12:03 MDT Print View

all nut "flours" are just finely ground nuts. make my own for baking on the regular. :)

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: hazelnut flour on 09/08/2013 22:22:49 MDT Print View

Yep. You can grind hazelnuts to a powder. Having said that, it works best if you freeze the nuts beforehand, less friction, less likely to turn to nut butter on you.

Also, Bob's Red Mill sells hazelnut flour.....

Daniel Collins
(Diablo-V) - F

Locale: Orlando FL
nutella on 09/09/2013 06:15:49 MDT Print View

OK I did some reading on Nutella.
Invented in Italy during WW2 when there was a chocolate shortage, in an area of Italy where hazelnuts are grown.
Originally a substitute for hard chocolate it was reformatted into a spread in the late 50s. The main ingredient is SUGAR. Second ingredient by percentage is Palm Oil.
Sugar and Palm oil makes up 70 percent of the spread. Add to that the roasted ground hazelnuts and whey solids, soy lethicin,cocoa powder and vanillin. There you have Nutella. Factories are making it in Italy, Australia, and Canada.
Making it from a powder would require carrying a lot of palm oil, since you could not just add water, although some water would be needed.
The fat in Nutella is almost all saturated fat, BTW.
This, in my opinion, makes it a poor calorie source, trail or not.
A similar trail food might be possible with powdered milk, cocoa mix, sugar, and vanilla, mixed with roasted hazelnut flour and water. Without the oil it would simply not taste the same as Nutella.

Bobs Red Mill sells only blanched hazelnut flour, not the roasted type. But there are sources for roasted flour, I discovered via google.

Diane Pinkers
(dipink) - M

Locale: Western Washington
not healthy on 09/09/2013 07:24:34 MDT Print View

Recent TV ads promoting Nutella as a healthy breakfast for kids makes me cringe--the first ingredient is SUGAR. Peanut Butter made of nothing but peanuts would be much healthier. In fact, why are all those other ingredients needed? I've never understood that. I make my own cashew butter--mmmm.

spelt !
(spelt) - F

Locale: Midwest
Re: nutella on 09/09/2013 07:46:49 MDT Print View

Look at Justin's nut butter as an alternative. Way less sugar, if that concerns you. I like them both; they are very different products.
http://www.justins.com/products.php
Yes, you would probably have to add some oil. If you carry olive oil anyway this wouldn't be a problem.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: not healthy on 09/09/2013 08:06:33 MDT Print View

Not for everyone that is for sure...
Sugar, fat...
I have the best cholesterol ratio my doctor has ever seen on a patient. I am healthy and strong and work my body daily; I would not recommend it for everyone.
I can handle a dose of that no problem.

Daniel Collins
(Diablo-V) - F

Locale: Orlando FL
OH yeah baby on 09/11/2013 09:40:41 MDT Print View

I just made my first batch of super trail food.
Here is the recipe and stats:
204 grams Powdered PB
198 Grams(blanched)Almond flour
140 Grams honey
30 grams water
60 Grams raw sugar
61 Grams canola oil
150 Grams butterscotch Chips
155 Grams mini Semi Sweet Chocolate chips
1/2 tsp natural vanillin

Total yield was 17.4 OZ
Rolled into 2 ounce cylinders and then rolled in shredded coconut.
Wrapped in non-stick foil.
Not vacuum bagged yet.

Nutrition Stats:
265 Cal per ounce or 530 calories per 2 oz bar.
133 fat calories per ounce or 266 per bar.
21.7 grams of sugars per ounce 43.4 per bar
7.9 grams protein per ounce or 15.8 per bar
also:
6 Grams fiber per bar
9 grams saturated fat per bar
30 grams total fat per bar

All I know is I got 16 2 oz bars left after I finished tasting it.
They are absolutely delicious !!!!!!!
I was trying to think up a name for them based on what they look like after rolling in shredded coconut, I was thinking Grizzly Balls but that may be a bit strong .....

BTW - doing the nutritional calculations took longer than making them.

Daniel Collins
(Diablo-V) - F

Locale: Orlando FL
New PB and chocolate on 09/20/2013 20:45:24 MDT Print View

I bought all the powdered PB on my last trip to the store and last night they had a new product- PB and Chocolate. I'm assuming they are trying to appeal to the Nutella crowd.
I have not tasted it yet.

I'll be upgrading the trail bar recipe soon with rice flour - to add more carbs for a better nutritional balance.

Tim Zen
(asdzxc57) - F

Locale: MI
Re: powdered pb on 10/11/2013 16:00:57 MDT Print View

Picked up a jar of PB2 with premium chocolate at Whole Foods.

So +1 to the OP on this. Taste is great. Can't wait to crack into it once my favorite national park opens...