Sweet Spiced Popcorn

Just when I was really getting into the swing of working more frequently and not exercising my brain nearly as much as I should… semester 2 crept up on me and slapped me in the face.

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I have to apologise for not posting; I’ve been quite preoccupied with work and dreading university’s return, that I haven’t had the chance to cook much. Any time not spent doing these activities was utilised at cafes or restaurants, eating and drinking with friends that I failed to see anywhere near enough during the semester. I also fell into a bit of a bad time-management cycle: I always take photos of my food during the day so I can use the natural light (since my camera isn’t exactly of great quality) and I found that whenever I cooked something it was 7pm or later. Anyway, setting aside the excuses, I made sweet spiced popcorn this afternoon and let me just say it’s taking longer than necessary to type this post because I’m finding it really difficult to type while eating, as I have to wipe my fingers in between mouthfuls.

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Sweet Spiced Popcorn
Makes approx 4 servings

3 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
2 tbsp honey
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp salt
Pinch of ground black pepper

On the stove, heat up 1 tbsp of coconut oil in a pot and pour in kernels, covering them with a lid. When the kernels begin to pop, shake the pot to keep them moving around. When the popping slows, remove from heat.
In a small bowl heat the remaining 2 tbsp of coconut oil and honey in the microwave for approximately 20 seconds. Remove and stir to combine both ingredients. Add in the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, salt and pepper and stir to form a sauce. Pour over popcorn, mixing the sauce through thoroughly.

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I absolutely love food, even more so when it doesn’t cost much. The most expensive component to this snack is the coconut oil, but you don’t have to use it if you don’t want to. You could substitute the coconut oil used to cook the kernels with vegetable oil, and the oil used in the sauce with melted butter.

This popcorn is undeniably tasty and good for you. As a person who likes to snack constantly throughout the day, you can’t really go wrong with this recipe. I will probably make double batches of this so I can eat throughout my lectures!

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