Health

Vanilla and Cinnamon-Sugar Popcorn

Vanilla and Cinnamon-Sugar Popcorn Photo: Dasha Wright

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2-3 vanilla beans, sliced lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 18 cups popped popcorn
  • Pinch of sea salt

Preparation


1. Heat a small saucepan over low heat; add butter and vanilla beans. Cook over low heat until butter takes on vanilla aroma (about 15-20 minutes). Strain butter; keep warm.

2. In a small bowl, combine sugars and cinnamon; set aside. In a large bowl, toss popcorn while drizzling with 1/4 cup vanilla butter (reserve remaining vanilla butter to use on toast or muffins). Sprinkle popcorn with dry mixture; toss. Sprinkle with sea salt.


  • Yield: Makes 8 servings (serving size: 2 1/4 cups)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 203
Fat per serving: 7g
Saturated fat per serving: 4g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 2g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1g
Protein per serving: 2g
Carbohydrate per serving: 36g
Fiber per serving: 4g
Cholesterol per serving: 15mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 21mg
Calcium per serving: 23mg

Good to Know

Popcorn is a healthy alternative to snacks like potato chips, candy, or cookies. Low in calories and high in fiber, this sweet and salty treat is guilt-free.

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