Who doesn’t love a good bowl of popcorn? It makes you feel kind of healthy because you ate the whole bowl of popcorn not a whole bowl of chips or a cake. My favourite popcorn is Chicago style – I can eat any size of bag. But it’s also fun to try different homemade recipes rather than just using butter and salt. I came across this recipe on Pinterest (where else) and it was simple and sounded delicious so that was our snack for movie night last night. 

I don’t have a air popper so I just bought bags of plain popcorn and used one bag for this recipe (80g), but I left the cup measurement below in case you are using loose kernels. My other bit of advice is if you want super coated, sticky popcorn double the sauce recipe. This quantity is just enough to lightly cover most of the popcorn so you can taste a hint of the maple syrup and just a tad of the spice on some pieces. Overall though, it is delicious, without being overly sweet or spicy.

Sweet & Spicy Popcorn

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Ingredients
 

8 to 10 cups plain popped popcorn
3 tbsp sunflower oil
3 tbsp maple syrup
½ tsp cinnamon
pinch of cayenne pepper
¼ tsp sea salt

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Directions
 
  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F.
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the sunflower oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper. Simmer for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Place the popped popcorn into a 9×13-inch baking pan and pour the spiced mixture over the popcorn. Sprinkle with salt and stir to combine.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
  5. Cool completely at room temperature, then transfer to airtight containers.

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Sweet & Spicy Popcorn
A great home movie night snack that isn't too sweet or too spicy.
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Ingredients
  1. 8 to 10 cups plain popped popcorn
  2. 3 tbsp sunflower oil
  3. 3 tbsp maple syrup
  4. ½ tsp cinnamon
  5. pinch of cayenne pepper
  6. ¼ tsp sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F.
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the sunflower oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper. Simmer for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Place the popped popcorn into a 9x13 inch baking pan and pour the spiced mixture over the popcorn. Sprinkle with salt and stir to combine.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
  5. Cool completely at room temperature, then transfer to airtight containers.
Adapted from Love and Lemons
Adapted from Love and Lemons
frankly ray http://franklyray.com/

7 thoughts on “Sweet & Spicy Popcorn”

  1. We’ve been on a big popcorn kick recently too. My favorite is adding some of the dry ranch seasoning from hidden valley. So good!

  2. Popcorn is like an addiction for me. I love it and the fact that it’s a relatively healthy snack is just a bonus. This sounds absolutely amazing. I will definitely have to give it a try. Yum!

  3. Several years ago I bought my husband a movie theatre popcorn machine for our home theatre. I love experimenting with different flavors! We are huge popcorn fans! Thanks for the new recipe!

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