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Popcorn is a popular snack in our house. It’s easy and pretty healthy – especially if you use the Whirley-Pop we love so much. Most of the time it’s of the butter and salt variety popped on the stove. Sometimes I’m in the mood for a salty and sweet snack though and then kettle corn is the answer.
We recently did some experimenting and found adding cinnamon to the mix brings it over the top. Cinnamon Kettle Corn is the perfect movie night food or afternoon snack.
In my opinion, cooking is all about making things fit the tastes of your family. If you are trying to cut back on sugar, eliminate a tablespoon or two. Love salt? Add some more. My husband loved the popcorn with 3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon. Me, I like it with 1. But anyway you make it, it’s some good (and addicting) stuff!
Once, I attempted to make this healthier by using sucanat. Umm, let’s just say everything had to be tossed. I think the higher moisture content caused it to burn. I use the fair trade cane sugar with no problems though.
You can find your popcorn kernels anyplace from Wal-Mart and sometimes Aldi to online at Amazon and Vitacost (<— If you sign up using my referral link, you’ll receive $10 off your first order if it’s $30 or more.)
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- ½ cup popcorn kernels
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- ¾-1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛-1/4 teaspoon salt
- Put oil and 3 popcorn kernels in your popper. Turn heat to medium (or a smidge over).
- Combing sugar and cinnamon.
- Once all 3 kernels pop, add remaining popcorn and the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Give the pan a stir/shake. Then take a silicone scraper and stir and scrape the bottom and sides of the pan quickly. (It helps break up and dissolve the sugar.)
- Close lid and use the handle to stir if you are using a Whirley-Pop or shake the pot every couple seconds.
- When finished popping, pour into a big bowl and sprinkle with salt.
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Hey Deanna, I LOVE great popcorn and my family loves our whirly pop! I featured you on my fb page and thanks for such a delish recipe! I hope your family is doing well and I’ve missed stopping by. I’ll chat with you soon. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow
Thanks, Carrie! We are huge popcorn lovers in our house as well. Kenna as asked for “cinnamon kettle corn” many times since we first made it. Yum – easy, healthy, and affordable. We are doing pretty good – the kids fighting colds and I think Spencer is cutting molars. . . that’s always fun. But he did better last night and I slept a 5 hour stretch for my first time ages. 🙂 And I feel like we are finally getting into a good New Year routine. Fun new stuff on your blog – such a great family you have.
Popping over from Motivation Monday =) I love popcorn but on doctors orders I’m not supposed to eat it. IT looks delicious! Be sure to share your crafts & DIYs at Two Uses Tuesday (Mon 11pm EST to Fri 11pm EST) over at Sarah Celebrates if you don’t already!
Thanks for stopping by! Bummer for no popcorn! Thanks for letting me know about your link party.
This sounds like something we might try.
If you try it, I hope you guys enjoy it as much as we do!
Cinnamon? Genius! I already make my kettle corn very similarly to what you do. Next time I’ll have to give your cinnamon version a try.
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Thanks! I love kettle corn and I just think I love the cinnamon stuff a little more. 🙂 It’s my daughter’s new favorite snack. Thanks for stopping by.
This popcorn sounds really yummy. Great snack idea 🙂 If you had a spare moment, I would be delighted if you’d drop this (and anything else you’d like to share) by at the #PureBlogLove anything goes link party! You can find me here: http://picnicnz.blogspot.co.nz/
This looks so good! I am definitely going to try it. Thank you for the recipe! 🙂
Thanks! We love it – hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
I love to snack on popcorn. I bet this is delicious! Thanks for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday!
It’s super yummy! And agreed, popcorn is about the perfect snack.
Oh yum! We love kettle corn! The addition of cinnamon would be amazing!
Thanks for sharing with Waste Not Want Not Wednesday!
It’s my daughter’s favorite! Whenever I make a different kind of popcorn she’s always disappointed. 🙂 Thanks for hosting.
I can’t wait to try this! Thanks for linking up at A Little Bird Told Me Link Party!
This recipe looks absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to try it and see if it is a hit with my boys. Stopping by from the Good Tips Tuesday link up!
Thanks for stopping by! We love kettle corn and the cinnamon is a fun and different touch.
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