What You'll Need
2 cups (475 ml) of water
1 cup (240 ml) milk or alternative milk
1 cup (150 grams) Raw Cracked Oats
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup (80 grams) blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 egg beaten
1 cup (50 grams) Panko crumbs
In a medium saucepan, bring the water and milk to a boil. Add the Raw Heritage Cracked Oats and salt to the saucepan.
Reduce the heat and simmer for 25 minutes until the oats are soft and thick.
Stir in the vanilla extract, maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon and blueberries. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes.
Transfer the oatmeal to a bowl and allow the oatmeal to cool completely in the fridge for up to 12 hours. It will continue to thicken as it cools making it easier to shape into balls.
Wet your fingers to keep the oatmeal from sticking to your hands. Scoop 1-2 tablespoons of cooled oatmeal and hand shape into evenly sized balls.
Dip the oatmeal balls into the beaten egg and then roll in the panko to coat. Repeat until all the oatmeal is all used up. (At this point the balls can be frozen in a single layer for future use.)
Place the oatmeal balls in the air fryer, spaced so they aren’t touching. Air fry at 375°F (190°C) for 10 minutes (and up to 14 minutes if cooking from frozen). They will be lightly golden and crunchy on the outside.
Serve with maple syrup for dipping.
Makes approximately 20 oatmeal balls.