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Last week, I reviewed The Christmas Table, yet another lovely cookbook from A Gooseberry Patch. Today was kind of a lazy day. We got up this morning and my husband and the kids worked in the yard while I did homework. My husband left this afternoon for an event and I am home with the kids. This is a perfect time to spoil them a little with a special snack!
When I flipped through The Christmas Table, the Cinnamon-Spice Popcorn recipe caught my eye right away. We love different flavored popcorns so I was definitely going to try this. It got mixed reviews in my house. I loved it because it had just enough sweetness from the sugar and spices but was also full of buttery flavor. My son loved it, which surprised me because he very much chooses vanilla type foods! My daughter on the hand, who loves just about any food she tries, was not a big fan but ate some when her plain popcorn ran out.
Pop popcorn first and put it in a heatproof bowl.
Have I mentioned how much I love my popcorn popper? If I could only choose two small appliances to keep, my popcorn popper would have to duke it out with my crockpot for second place. For the record, my food processor would be the first place winner! You can purchase a popcorn popper at the store for less than 20 dollars. Popcorn kernels are only a few dollars and a bag lasts a long time.
Over medium heat, melt 3 tablespoons of butter. Mix in 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Stir until dissolved and smooth. Pour over popcorn and mix until pieces are coated evenly.
- 3 T butter
- 1/2 t. cinnamon
- 1/4 t. nutmeg
- 2 T. sugar
- 8 cups of popped popcorn (Pop popcorn first and put it in a heatproof bowl)
- Over medium heat, melt butter. Mix in the spices and sugar and stir until dissolved and smooth. Pour over popcorn and mix until pieces are coated evenly.