Trail Mix Breakfast Thumbprint Bites with NUTELLA®

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Trail Mix Breakfast Thumbprint Bites with NUTELLA
INGREDIENTS for 8 portions
  • 1 cup (250 mL) mashed bananas
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) brown sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) large flake oats
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) raisins
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped natural almonds
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped pecans
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) pumpkin seeds
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) Nutella®
STEPS
Step 1
Heat oven to 350°F (180°C).
Step 2
Stir together mashed bananas, applesauce, brown sugar and vanilla.
Step 3
Whisk together whole-wheat flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
Step 4
Stir into banana mixture until combined; stir in raisins, almonds, pecans and pumpkin seeds.
Step 5
Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper–lined baking sheet to make 16 bites. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand on baking sheet for 3 to 5 minutes.
Step 6
Using handle end of wooden spoon, press indentation into each bite. (Alternatively, let cool until you can use a thumb to make indentation). Let cool completely on rack.
Step 7
Spoon about 1 tsp (5 mL) Nutella® into centre of each bite.

Tip: Add 1 tbsp (15 mL) flax seeds to batter if desired.