Are you a fan of popcorn? I am! Seriously, I keep popcorn kernels in what most people would deem their sugar canister. Popcorn is my favorite meal… umm I mean snack! I’ll eat it with butter and salt, I’ll eat cheese popcorn, caramel corn, I’ll eat it with balsamic vinegar, and I’ll eat it plain. Now that the autumn season is upon us I wanted to get fancy with my popcorn and thus apple pie popcorn was born.
Why Popcorn is Such an Amazing Snack (besides the fact that it tastes great!)
– High in fiber. There is 1 gram of fiber per 1 cup of popcorn!
– Lots of polyphenol antioxidants. Did you know this? Popcorn hulls have more polyphenols than most fruit!
– Low calorie snack. I know the idea of counting calories is controversial so I’ll leave it to you to decide if that is a benefit.
What did I tell you?! Lots of great reasons to start munching on popcorn!
Now on to apple pie popcorn! In addition to already delicious popcorn, this recipe adds in cinnamon (which has a host of it’s own benefits like being antiviral, antibacterial, and helping inflammation) stevia which adds a hint of sweetness without the downsides of sugar, a healthy fat by way of butter or coconut oil, and apple chips to make this apple pie popcorn taste like the real deal!
You can pop your popcorn in any fashion you like. I prefer making it on the stovetop in a popcorn popper. Air poppers are another great way to make popcorn! Just skip the bagged microwave stuff. Those bags are covered in teflon essentially and you don’t need that in your snack!
Apple Pie Popcorn
In a small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and stevia.
Place popped popcorn into a large bowl and drizzle the melted butter/coconut oil on top.
Sprinkle cinnamon/stevia mixture onto popcorn and mix well.
Add in apple chips.