We’re having chocolate for breakfast

There’s toast, and then there’s toast with our easy homemade chocolate spread and raspberry jam. Get ready for some toastmastery.



  1. For the hazelnut spread:
  2. Hazelnuts: 150 g
  3. A pinch of salt (optional)
  4. Cocoa powder: 1–2 tablespoons  
  5. Maple syrup: ¼ cup OR dates: 12, chopped
  6. For the raspberry jam:
  7. Fresh raspberries: 500 g  
  8. Caster sugar: 225 g
  9. A squeeze of lemon juice
  10. Seeded toast, to serve


  1. Roast the hazelnuts at 180°C for 5–10 minutes until golden brown all over. Add a pinch of salt for salted hazelnut spread. Remove from the oven, and while still hot, place in a blender or food processor and blend until they start to form a paste. This will take about 10–15 minutes. Stop the blender every minute or so and push the nuts down the sides using a spatula.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and 1–2 tablespoons of water and blend until you reach the desired consistency. Using dates will result in a grainer texture.
  3. To make the raspberry jam, cook all the ingredients over a high heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves and the mixture comes to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Spread the toast with a generous scoop of hazelnut spread and top with a spoonful of raspberry jam. Store the leftover jam and hazelnut spread in sterilised jars for up to 5 days in the fridge.

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