Cinnamon Boba Pearls

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Healthy cinnamon boba pearls made from scratch.
Cinnamon Boba Pearls

Cinnamon boba pearls is boba that is made with real cinnamon. We will show you how to make these healthy boba pearls, and cover some of the health benefits of the cinnamon boba pearls.

Cinnamon has been used for sicknesses for centuries. It is said to help fight off bacteria and other harmful sicknesses. It is one of the healthiest herbs on the planet. It is a powerful antioxidant that can help the body get rid of harmful toxins faster in the body.

Cinnamon is said to also help with diabetes by helping the blood sugar levels. It can help with insulin levels, which can help improve energy throughout the day. This means that cinnamon can help promote weight-loss as well, making cinnamon boba an effective natural weight-loss boba if used correctly.

How To Make Cinnamon Boba Pearls

Cinnamon boba pearls are made from tapioca starch, or cassava flour. Here we will give step-by-step instructions on how to make them from scratch. If you have made boba from scratch before, then this will be a piece of cake.

If you haven’t made boba from scratch before, then detailed instructions will be given to guide you. If you are having trouble with making the cinnamon tapioca dough while making the cinnamon tapioca pearls from scratch, then please refer to the troubleshooting guide for fixing tapioca dough.

Equipment needed to make cinnamon boba pearls:

  • A non-stick pan.
  • A heat resistant spatula.
  • A measuring cup.
  • A measuring spoon.

Ingredients needed to make cinnamon boba pearls:

  • 1.5 ounces of water.
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
  • A pinch of xanthan gum.
  • 3 tablespoons of brown sugar.
    • This is not mandatory for making the cinnamon boba pearls, but it does help to sweeten them a bit.
  • Tapioca starch or cassava flour.
    • Use tapioca starch or cassava flour to make the mixture. One or the other can be used.

1. Put 1.5 ounces of water into the pan.

1.5 ounces of water in the pan.

Start with 1.5 ounces of water in the pan. This is always the base for creating tapioca pearls from scratch. This amount of water will make a small batch of cinnamon boba pearls, which will be enough for a drink or dessert. In the future, you can add more if you want to make larger batches.

2. Heat the pan on the stove at medium-low heat.

In order for the tapioca pearls to be made from scratch, you will need some heat to get the dough made properly.

3. Put 3 tablespoons of brown sugar into the pan and mix it in.

3 tablespoons of brown sugar in the pan.

3 tablespoons of brown sugar will be enough to sweeten this amount I f cinnamon boba pearls. It will allay add more color to the cinnamon pearls and make them more aesthetic.

4. Put 1 and a half teaspoons of cinnamon in the pan. Mix it in.

1.5 teaspoons of cinnamon in the pan.

This is enough cinnamon to give the boba pearls of this amount some good flavor. You can add more or less if you like, but sticking with this amount will keep the tapioca pearls from having too much for the flavor. Mix the cinnamon in with the sugar water in the pan.

5. Add in a pinch of xanthan gum and thoroughly mix it in.

A pinch of xanthan gum in the pan.

A pinch of xanthan gum is enough for this amount. Add it in and thoroughly mix the mixture. Too much xanthan gum will ruin the mixture. Just use a pinch to get the job done.

6. Add half of an amount of tapioca starch or cassava flour (whichever you are using). Thoroughly mix it in.

Tapioca starch or cassava flour added to the pan.

Add in half a proportion of tapioca starch or cassava flour to the proportion of the mixture and mix it in. You should end up with a liquid paste afterwards.

7. Continously stir and cook the mixture until it turns into a really thick sticky paste.

What the mixture looks like after it is mixed together.

Stir the mixture until it thickens up, keeping it together and in the center of the pan.

Mixture thickening up.
Mixture ready for more starch/flour.

Once it has thickened up, it will be ready for more tapioca starch or cassava flour.

8. Add in more tapioca starch or cassava flour around the size of the paste into the pan. Knead it into the paste.

More starch/flour added.

Add in more tapioca starch/cassava flour into the pan to knead into the sticky dough. Take the sticky dough and place it on top of the starch/flour. Begin kneading in the starch/flour using the spatula. Keep folding and flattening the dough until it is no longer sticky, and can hold no more starch/flour.

Tapioca starch or cassava flour kneaded into the cinnamon tapioca dough.

9. Place the cinnamon tapioca dough on a flat surface and keep kneading in more starch/flour with your hands.

Cinnamon tapioca dough placed on a flat surface for kneading.

Take the dough out of the pan and place it on a flat surface. Knead in more tapioca starch or cassava flour into the dough until it is slightly grainy and no longer sticky to the hands. It will be ready to form cinnamon tapioca pearls after this.

10. Form the cinnamon tapioca balls from the kneaded cinnamon dough.

Uncooked healthy cinnamon tapioca pearls made from scratch.
Cinnamon boba pearls formed from the dough.

Take pieces from the cinnamon dough and form tapioca pearls by rolling the pieces in the palm of your hands to form balls. Make sure the pearls are big enough, but small enough to fit in a boba straw for drinking and chewing. Take the first ball and match it up against a boba straw, then make the other pearls the same size. Roll them gently in light tapioca starch/cassava flour afterwards to keep them from sticking together.

Once this is done, then the cinnamon boba pearls are ready to cook. They cook at the same times as the regular tapioca pearls (30 minutes boiling, and 30 minutes simmering). If the pearls are cooked in 3 cups of water, then the water can be saved as a healthy base for the cooked cinnamon boba pearls to place the cinnamon boba in. It will turn into cinnamon water because of the cinnamon boba that cooked in it.

The cinnamon boba pearls can also be soaked in raw honey to add even more health benefits and sweeten them.

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