Quarantine Snacks – Favourite Popcorn Recipes

Quarantine Snacks – Favourite Popcorn Recipes

Today we are doing a “Carnival Day” – a little family fun while we are quarantined at home. And part of that Carnival Day is of course, popcorn and watching “The Greatest Showman” on Netflix.

We love our movie nights with a big bowl of popcorn. Today, I thought I’d share with you our favourite popcorn recipes. It’s like a Kernels store in our kitchen right now as we get set for our “Kids in the Kitchen” facebook live. Now for the recipes….


MAPLE PUMPKIN POPCORN

1/3 cup Organic Popcorn Kernels

2 tbsps Coconut Oil

2 tbsps Maple Syrup

1 tbsp Pureed Pumpkin

1/4 tsp Cinnamon

1/4 tsp Sea Salt

1.In a tall, deep pot, melt coconut oil over medium-high heat. Add 2-3 “test” kernels and cover your pan until they pop. 2. Add the remaining kernels to the pot, cover and remove from heat for 30 seconds (to allow all kernels to reach equal temperature). 3. Return your pot to the medium-high heat with your lid tilted open to release steam (this keeps the popcorn crispy). Occasionally give your pot a shake. Once the kernels stop popping, about 2 minutes, transfer to a large bowl. 4. Turn off the stove. Make your maple pumpkin syrup in the same pot while it is still hot. Stir together the maple syrup, pumpkin, cinnamon and salt. 5. Drizzle the syrup onto your popcorn. Gently toss, divide into bowls and enjoy!


DILL PICKLE POPCORN

popcorn:

  • 1/4 cup corn kernels (or 1 bag plain microwave popcorn)
  • 4 tablespoons butter

dill pickle seasoning:

  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a heavy bottom pot on medium heat and allow to melt.
  2. Once melted, add corn kernels, cover with a lid and allow all kernels to pop. (If using microwave popcorn, pop as per bag directions and omit the first 2 tablespoons of butter from the recipe.)
  3. While the popcorn is popping, combine all of the spices in a small bowl or jar and set aside. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan or dish in the microwave and set aside.
  4. Once the popcorn is ready, drizzle with melted butter and sprinkle with dill pickle seasoning to your liking.

SWEET AND SALTY POPCORN

1/2 cup Cashews

2 tbsps Nutritional Yeast

1/4 tsp Garlic Powder

1/2 tsp Sea Salt

2 tbsps Coconut Oil

1/2 cup Organic Popcorn Kernels

1/4 cup Raw Honey

Make your “parmesan” seasoning by adding cashews, nutritional yeast, garlic powder and sea salt to your food processor. Blend well until it reaches a spice-like consistency. Set aside. 2. In a tall, deep pot, melt coconut oil over medium-high heat. Add 2-3 “test” kernels and cover your pan until they pop. 3. Add the remaining kernels to the pot, cover and remove from heat for 30 seconds (to allow all kernels to reach equal temperature). 4. Return your pot to the medium-high heat with your lid tilted open to release steam (this keeps the popcorn crispy). Occasionally give your pot a shake. 5. Once the kernels stop popping, about 2 minutes, transfer to a large bowl. 6. Turn off the stove. Melt the honey in the same pot while it is hot. 7. Drizzle the melted honey onto your popcorn and sprinkle with desired amount of “parmesan” seasoning. Gently toss, divide into bowls and enjoy!


MAPLE ALMOND POPCORN

4 cups Organic Popcorn

Butter

1 cup Almonds

1 tbsp Maple Syrup

2 tsps Cinnamon

1.Place almonds in a small frying pan over medium heat for about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally to toast. Turn heat down to low and add maple syrup and cinnamon. Stir for about 3 minutes to ensure almonds are well coated. Remove from heat and spread across a piece of wax paper and let cool. Break apart into single pieces. 2. Place one cup of popcorn in a bowl and top with ¼ cup maple almonds. Enjoy!


ORGANIC SEA SALT AND COCONUT POPCORN

1/2 cup Organic Popcorn Kernels

2 tbsps Coconut Oil

1 tsp Sea Salt

1.In a tall, deep pot, heat oil over medium heat for 5 minutes. Pour kernels in with oil and quickly cover with lid. Give the pot a quick shake and place back on heat. 2. Let kernels pop. Shake the pot when popping slows down holding the lid on tightly. 3. Remove from heat when popping stops. Pour into a bowl immediately to avoid the popcorn burning. Sprinkle with sea salt to taste. Enjoy! (Note: Never, ever, EVER leave stove top popcorn unattended.)


SIMPLE POPCORN ADD-ONS:

  • Drizzle or spritz a little apple cider vinegar on butter popcorn
  • add sliced prunes and peanuts to a bowl of buttered popcorn
  • add popcorn to your favourite trail mix

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