Paleo ‘Nutella’ Choc-Hazelnut Cupcakes [Gluten free, Grain free, Dairy free, REBOOT]

A HEALTHY wannabe nutella cupcake that’s paleo (and REBOOT) friendly!? Say whaaaaaat!? Yes, there is such a thing and it is goooooood!

Hey, my name’s Melissa and I love chocolate. Nice to meet you πŸ˜‰ Just thought we’d get that out the way before we continue because well, I don’t want to seem impersonal and like a raving lunatic when I go on and on about just how chocolatey and delicious these cupcakes are. Because they are. Oh yeah… chocolatey and nutty and yummy and chocolatey and delicious and … did I say chocolatey? 🀀🀀🀀 Plus – and be quiet about this one because the pseudo-junk police will come crashing through the door at any minute – *they’re REBOOT friendly* … Shhhhhhhh…!!! 

So this wasn’t about a craving or anything of the sort (it’s true!). My daughter’s birthday is coming up and of course, alongside her counting down the days and hours and seconds, I’m also reminded daily that I need to make some treats for her class. We are lucky that there are no nut allergy sufferers so nuts have been cleared or else I’d not send these in. Anyway – been thinking about doing my beetroot cakes with ganache but then it’s her birthday so it needs to be extra special, right? Then, for no apparent reason, Nutella popped into my head. Random? Yes. But it is what it is and I happened to have ground hazelnuts so SCORE! Paleo Nutella-ish cupcakes were up for the taking. I just had to figure out how first πŸ˜„


These are quick. They’re easy. And there isn’t much fussing around. My four year old helped and he did a pretty good job of lining the trays and getting tapioca flour eeeeeeverywhere 😣😣😣😜 Nonetheless, 4-yr-old enthusiasm aside, this really is a no-mess, no-fuss recipe. And it’s chocolatey. Just in case I forgot to mention that. 

*Now, let me just say it again for the sake of absolute clarity – although this is made with REBOOT-friendly ingredients, and thus can technically be eaten whilst on REBOOT, I would highly recommend that you don’t indulge in pseudo-junk, especially for your first REBOOT. Ok, that’s enough about that. ✌️

Recipe for Paleo Nutella Cupcakes

Yield: 6-8 cupcakes 

Prep time: 5 minutes 

Cooking time: 15-20 minutes 

What you need 

1/2 cup ground hazelnuts 

1/4 cup tapioca flour 

2-3 tbsp raw cacao powder 

1 tsp cinnamon powder

2 tsp baking powder

1/3 cup date paste (or 2 tbsp raw honey for regular Paleo version)

1/4 cup coconut milk 

2 x-large eggs 

Pinch of salt 

Few drops of vanilla extract/pinch of vanilla powder 

What you need to do 

1. Preheat oven to 180Β°C (fan assisted). 

2. Line a cupcake/muffin tray with cases. 

3. Add all the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir together to combine. 

4. Add the wet ingredients and mix well. 


5. Scoop into cases and bake for 15 minutes. Check if they’re done by using a skewer – if it comes out clean, it’s done! If not, back in the oven for a few more minutes. 

6. Remove from oven once done, allow to cool on cooling rack. Done!

Serve as desired – whipped coconut cream, fresh fruit … or make the easy ganache from my beetroot cupcakes … mmmmmmmm. These are dark and rich and just … YUM! Enjoy! 


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