Who doesn’t love Popcorn right? I sure do. Unfortunately, the pre packaged popcorn you might be used to buying for your movie nights are packed full of salt, sugar, oil and added preservatives too. Don’t panic though. You’ll be pleased to know you can easily and quickly make popcorn at home with this Sweet and Salty Popcorn Recipe. It doesn’t have to contain any oil, sugar or excessive amounts of salt. So you’ll never have to search for popcorn recipes again! In fact, popcorn on its own is a really healthy high volume snack. There’s endless flavour combinations both sweet and savoury. Today we are going to do a timeless classic, sweet and salty.

popcorn kernels

The science:

Have you ever wondered, how does popcorn work? How do those tiny little kernels turn into big white puffy deliciousness? Well, lets find out!

There are three main components to making the popcorn in this sweet and salty popcorn recipe pop. These are water, heat and starch. Inside every little corn kernel is a tiny drop of water, surrounded by starch. When you heat up the corn kernels, the water expands and the popcorn explodes. This happens because the hard shell around it cant stretch. As this happens the starch in the kernel expands and puffs up, much the same as flour does when it bakes in a cake. So, in short and science-y terms, the heat causes a physical explosion of the kernel shell, causing a chemical reaction in the starch.

So now you’ve had your science lesson and you know how it all works. You can make your own popcorn wherever you are as long as you have popcorn kernels and heat!

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popcorn recipe

Popcorn Recipe

Who doesn't love Popcorn right? I sure do. Unfortunately, the pre packaged popcorn you might be used to buying for your movie nights are packed full of salt, sugar, oil and added preservatives too. Don't panic though, you'll be pleased to know you can easily and quickly make popcorn at home and it doesn't have to contain any oil, sugar or excessive amounts of salt
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 70 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 20 g popcorn kernels
  • 1 tsp sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Weigh out your kernels and pre heat a saucepan with a lid. You can check your saucepan is hot enough by dropping a splash of water in, it should sizzle.
    20 g popcorn kernels
  • Drop in your kernels and replace the lid. Shake saucepan every 15-20 seconds to prevent burning
    20 g popcorn kernels
  • Once your popcorn starts popping keep counting to 10 but reset to 0 every time your interrupted by a pop, when you get to 10, your popcorn should be all popped!
  • Once your popcorn starts popping keep counting to 10 but reset to 0 every time your interrupted by a pop, when you get to 10, your popcorn should be all popped!
  • Transfer to a bowl and sprinkle on sugar and salt. Ready to enjoy!
    1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp sweetener

Let me know your favourite flavourings for popcorn, I’ll have more savoury recipes coming soon.