Ricotta Mini Panini SandwicheWe all know that breakfast is important, but did you know that today is extra-special?  It’s World Nutella Day! In honour of February 5th, here is a strawberry mini panini recipe.  This delicious celebration was started by two fans in Italy in 2007 and has spread, like Nutella on toast, worldwide.  In a throwback to the brand’s Italian roots, Nutella is sharing a Nutella® and Strawberry Mini Paninis breakfast recipe. These delicious paninis are filled with fresh strawberries, creamy ricotta cheese and, of course, Nutella.

In honour of this day, Nutella is announcing the first recipients of the Nutella Breakfast Table Fund.  Launched in September 2012, with $100,000 to be given away, the Nutella Breakfast Table Fund will be supporting individuals and organizations committed to championing breakfast.

8  whole grain mini Panini buns or firm dinner rolls, halved
¼ cup (60 mL)  Nutella®
2 cups (500 mL) sliced fresh strawberries
¼ cup (60 mL)  low- fat ricotta cheese
4 tsp (20 mL)  butter, softened, or non-hydrogenated margarine

Pre-heat Panini press to high.

Spread cut side of Panini bottoms with Nutella ®.  Top with strawberries and ricotta cheese. Replace Panini tops and butter the outside. Place buns on Panini press and grill for 5 minutes or until warm and cheese has started to melt. Serve with a glass of milk for a complete breakfast.

Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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