Popcorn Three Ways: Sweet, Savory and Spicy | Rachel Begun, MS, RD

gluten free, sweet, spicy, savory

Need something to munch on with lots of flavor but that is low in calories and contains healthy ingredients?  Depending on your taste buds or your mood, I’m willing to bet you’ll love one or all three of these seasoned popcorn recipes. Better yet, serve all three as a trio at your next get together, such as Superbowl XLVI.

Each blend goes perfect with either plain air popped popcorn or plain natural (organic is even better) microwave popcorn with no added oil or salt.  Each blend is for 2-3 cups of popped popcorn.

Sweet = Maple Pecan Popcorn

Evenly distribute 2 tablespoons of 100% pure maple syrup over the popcorn.  Mix in 1/4 cup chopped pecans.  Sprinkle with date sugar to taste.

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Savory = Parmesan Garlic Rosemary Popcorn

Mix together 2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese (or substitute with Nutritional Yeast), 2 teaspoons of garlic powder and 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary.  Evenly distribute the seasoning blend over the popcorn. Season to taste with salt.

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Spice = Cajun Popcorn

Mix together 1 teaspoon of paprika, 1 teaspoon of lemon pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder and 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne red pepper.  Evenly distribute over the popcorn. Season to taste with salt.

 

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2 Responses to Popcorn Three Ways: Sweet, Savory and Spicy

  1. Amber says:

    I think this is the year for homemade popcorn’s comeback! Thanks for giving me some new ideas. I make a recipe from Elote Cafe, which uses chili powder and I love it. But I’ve been meaning to try a sweet one–this maple version sounds great!

    • Rachel Begun says:

      I hope that this is the year for homemade popcorn’s comeback. It’s a whole grain loaded with nutrition and so is a healthful, enjoyable treat. Hope you like the recipes.

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