Popcorn is a favourite snack in this house and my little family will always eat a bowl of it. At the weekend, we took a walk through the crisps and popcorn aisle in the supermarket. I was looking at all the different flavours and it suddenly hit me, sweet and salty using Himalayan pink salt. My husband and son love the sweet and salty popcorn from the supermarket. So I thought as I’m trying to cut out the highly processed foods from their diet I would make my own version. The results were too good.
Himalayan pink salt has 84 minerals in total and it’s widely talked about for its mineral content. As well as sodium, pink salt is high in iron, magnesium, phosphorous, calcium, potassium and chloride. It also contains traces of boron, fluoride, iodine, zinc, selenium and copper. All of these are necessary for a healthy body. Himalayan salt contains all of these minerals without chemical processing.
As Himalayan salt is harvested naturally all of these minerals are available regardless of what form the salt is consumed in and it will delicately season any food it serves. Pink salt is a great seasoning for any savoury dish. I use it in lots of my recipes. However, it also gave this popcorn a salty taste that was so much nicer than the shop bought ones. My little family and I love it and we would recommend giving the recipe a go.
- Large saucepan
- Small saucepan
- Popping Corn x 80g
- Coconut oil x 5 heaped tbsp
- Maple syrup x 4 tsbp
- Cinnamon x 1 tsp
- Himalayan pink salt x 1/2 – 1 tsp
- Start by putting the large saucepan on a high heat.
- Add one of the tablespoons of coconut oil to the saucepan
- Now leave the pan until the oil has completely melted and is sizzling.
- Put the popping corn in and quickly add the lid.
- Shake the pan vigorously until the popping corn has stopped popping.
- Remove from the heat and take the lid off.
- Leave to cool while making the sauce.
- For the sauce, put a small saucepan on a low heat.
- Add in the maple syrup, coconut oil, cinnamon and salt.
- Then stir until the coconut oil has melted and all the ingredients are mixed together.
- Remove from the heat and pour the sauce over the popcorn.
- Stirring it around as you go.
- You may need another pair of hands or a tea towel underneath the large pan to stop it from moving.
- Once the popcorn is covered in the sauce, serve and enjoy.
Sweet and Salty popcorn is such a quick and simple recipe. It’s a great snack, it’s fantastic as part of a lunchbox and it also makes a good after dinner treat too. Plus, if you’re like me and trying to stop those processed foods going into your families bodies, then this is a good alternative. Popcorn is lightweight and easy to carry around. So next time you go to the cinema why not take this instead of eating the popcorn in the cinema. However you decide to eat this popcorn, as always, enjoy.
Does anyone buy popcorn from the cinema? It’s such a cheap product to make and yet I still see people buying it? Do you think you would ever take your own homemade popcorn? Let me know in the comments below.