Saturday night is often movie night in my home and if I’m a little peckish I’ll have a bowl of home popped popcorn. For a bit of a treat, I made this maple cinnamon popcorn and it turned out really well.
Home popped popcorn is really easy to do, especially if you have a popcorn maker. Just a tip – avoid those microwave popcorn packets as they contain hydrogenated oil which is full of trans fats. These are the worst type of fat that increase the risk of heart disease. Instead, pop your own from kernals which are low cost, either in a pot over the stove or in a popcorn machine. You can also pop them in the microwave. Just place 3 -4 tablespoons in a brown paper bag, roll the top over and microwave for around two minutes. I enjoy popcorn just plain, but the maple cinnamon topping is quite delicious.
Here’s the recipe for my maple cinnamon popcorn:
4 cups of popped popcorn
1 1/2 tablespoons macadamia nut oil (or you could use melted butter or coconut oil, but the macadamia nut oil is a healthier option)
1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 tablespoons slithered almonds
In a small pot, gently heat the macadamia nut oil, maple syrup and cinnamon – this won’t take long at all, a couple of minutes at the most. Mix well. Drizzle over the popcorn, mixing well. Sprinkle over the slithered almonds.
You could swap the maple syrup for honey if you wish.
What’s your favourite popcorn topping?