Banana Nutella (& Pretzel!) Donut Holes

My husband always makes fun of me because right after I eat something salty, I want something sweet, and as soon as I eat something sweet, I demand a salty snack. I end up in this delicious, never-ending battle of the taste buds, but sometimes it’s nice to get my salty & sweet fixes in one bite-sized treat. These donut holes are  easy and poppable and the chocolate-pretzel combo satisfied all my cravings (and gave me an excuse to buy another jar of Nutella). 

Baked Banana, Nutella, and Pretzel Donut Holes
For the donut holes:
1 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
1 egg, at room temperature
1 medium-large ripe banana
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk

For the Nutella glaze:
1/2 cup Nutella
2-3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream (if you don’t have this on hand, use 1 tablespoon melted butter and 2 tablespoons of milk)

3/4 cup crushed pretzels, for the topping

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 24 cup mini muffin pan. 
2. Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
3. Whisk the sugar, oil, egg, banana, vanilla extract, and milk together. Add to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. 
4. Using a tablespoon, fill the muffin cups to 3/4 full. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool completely. 
5. While the donut holes are cooling, whisk the Nutella and cream together in a small bowl (add a bit more cream if needed to reach desired glaze consistency). 
6. Dip the tops of the cooled donut holes into the Nutella, then sprinkle with crushed pretzels! 

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Donut holes adapted from here

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