They call me popcorn-head, and it’s because I may awesome popcorn like this Skinny Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn! Okay, I’ve only been called that once. But I should be called popcorn-head more often. Loving popcorn runs in my family. My dad ate it so much, he went to the doctor and was literally banned from eating any more popcorn because it was just too darn much. I didn’t realize there was such a thing, but there is such a thing. He still eats popcorn. You only live twice, right?Anyway, to get away from depressing popcorn talk, I’d like to introduce you to awesome popcorn talk: my skinny cinnamon sugar popcorn! Oh, it’s just delicious. And so, so, so stinkin’ skinny!Anyway, make my skinny cinnamon sugar popcorn using these amazing popcorn must-haves:
Favorites? I put that popcorn maker with the attached sauce pot on my wedding registry and my amazing cousin Shannon bought it for us. It is one of my favorites! I love popcorn, and this makes it especially easy and allows you to get creative with the attached sauce cooker. I also have always wanted to make my own butter, so that butter maker is right up my alley. And finally, I love cookbooks and who doesn’t love a cookbook about party popcorn?
- 1 ounce popcorn kernels, which makes approximately 1 quart popped (80 calories)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil (120 calories)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (6 calories)
- 1 tablespoon Truvia
- Pinch of salt
- Optional: Raisins, gummies, candies
- In a large pot (with a matching lid), heat coconut oil. Along with coconut oil, drop in 3 kernels of unpopped popcorn. Place lid over pot - make sure heat is on high.
- Once 3 kernels have popped, pour in the remaining of your kernels. Replace lid and turn off heat, counting to 15 seconds. Once 15 seconds have passed, crack lid and turn heat back on high. Popcorn should begin to pop in about 20 - 30 seconds.
- Shake popcorn every 10 seconds or so until "popping" sounds slow, trying to keep that lid cracked as best as possible in order to let air in. This will make your popcorn light and fluffy rather than small and crunchy.
- When your popcorn has finished popping, remove from heat.
- Sprinkle popcorn with cinnamon, sugar and salt, shaking well after each addition.
- Taste and adjust seasoning as preferred.