The journey of the Giant Cinnamon Oatie Balls was a grand one.
Fresh out of the oven, the aroma of cinnamon tickled the noses of a few Martino’s. Tempted hands resisted the yet-too-warm-to-eat giant oaties as they were left to cool.
Patience was rewarded as a sweet, melty center unraveled on their lips moments later.
But just one, Tori warned.
Hours went by but the Martino’s couldn’t forget those memorable oaties.
Everywhere they went, the cinnamon aroma followed their every move.
Dreams were filled with hints of lovely chocolate.
It was wonderful and horrible all at once (I was told).
Finally, the Martino’s finished their work days and returned home to their dependable friend.
Then it happened.
Cinnamon Oatie was gobbled in one bite by Mr. Martino – a cookie popper he called it.
Cinnamon Oatie was crumbled into a honey Choboni by Mrs. Martino – the perfect granola she noted.
What was the Giant Cinnamon Oatie Ball to make of himself? He related the ordeal to some sort of mid-day identity crisis.
But it happened day after day until Oatie grew quite fond & quite proud of his new persona. In fact, his confidence was higher than ever!
Gobble. Then he was gone.
Needless to say, he was a big hit in the Martino home.
All the secrets to your own happiness are below..
Giant Cinnamon Oatie Balls
Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes
Servings: 36 | Nutrition: 70 calories/cookie
4 cups organic old fashioned oats
2 ½ Tablespoons organic cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 Tablespoons of vanilla rice protein powder
4 ripe bananas
3 Tablespoons raw honey (I use Kallas Raw honey)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon water
¾ cups chocolate chips
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine and mix dry ingredients (oats, cinnamon, baking soda, protein powder) in large mixing bowl.
- In a separate bowl, mash all bananas until large chunks are gone (the better you mash them, the better they blend into dry ingredients).
- Scoop honey onto your banana mush mess. Microwave banana/honey mixture for 30 seconds (or until honey has melted and bananas have softened).
- Mash banana/honey mixture until well combined into a more liquid-y mixture. Pour over dry ingredients and combine.
- Mix in remaining wet ingredients (vanilla & water) and chocolate chips.
- Spray a cookie sheet with baking spray.
- Ball dough into 1 ½ “ diameter circles (or larger if you so please!) on cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes.
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