I couldn’t wait to use my homemade hazelnut butter in this recipe as so much effort went into making it, my poor little blender can only do nut butters bit by bit and takes half a day, so I certainly wasn’t going to let it go to waste!


This recipe is healthier than you may first think, it contains cacao powder which is full of antioxidants, is sweetened only with a little maple syrup, is filled with nutritious hazelnut butter which is also high in good fats and vitamin E & is made with wholegrain spelt flour which won’t spike energy levels the way refined white flour will.
Chocolate calzone with homemade “nutella” filling Dinner Uncategorized vegan

Recipe: Makes 2

150g wholegrain spelt flour
100ml warm water
2g quick yeast (about half a teaspoon)
optional: pinch of salt & 1/3 tspn cinnamon

Filling (for 2 calzones)
4 generous Tbspn hazelnut butter (use the oily top layer if you can)
1 & 1/2 tspn cacao powder
2/3 Tbspn maple syrup depending on you sweetness preference
a pinch of pure ground vanilla powder or ¾ tspn vanilla extract (I prefer extract)
Chocolate calzone with homemade “nutella” filling Dinner Uncategorized vegan


Stir the yeast into the water then set aside, mix the salt and cinnamon into the flour then make a well in the middle of the flour and pour in the water and mix together until a dough forms (this will require some light kneading), place the dough ball into the bowl, pour over about a tablespoon of flour (this will make it easier to get back out once it rises) & set aside for approx. 40mins in a warm place until the dough rises.

On a floured surface, split the dough into two pieces then roll out the dough into thin circles (try not to get too much flour on the dough as it may then turn out dry). Mix together the hazelnut butter, vanilla, cacao and maple until combined, if the mix seems a little dry/hard to spread then try mixing in some hot water. Spread this mix onto half the dough, leaving room at the edges so the mix doesn’t seep out. Fold the other half of the dough over the mix and press down the edges with a fork or your fingers. Dust off any excess flour.

Oil & heat a frying pan to a medium heat then place the calzone in the pan and cook until the underside is light golden brown (approx 1-2mins), then gently remove the calzone and place back in on the other side, repeating the previous step until lightly cooked, top with berries, then dig in!

Chocolate calzone with homemade “nutella” filling Dinner Uncategorized vegan