Sunday, December 21, 2014

Maple Pecan Kettle Corn

    

       This month's Recipe ReDux theme is "Grab a Book and Cook". Recipe redux is celebrating its 42 months of recipes by asking everyone to pick there favorite cookbook and ReDux the recipe on either page 42 or 142.  My recent favorite cookbooks is Giada DeLaurentis's newest cookbook "Feel Good Food". It is full of healthy takes on her favorite recipes as well as fun beauty tips! 




   I decided on the recipe on page 142,  "Cinnamon Kettle Corn".  Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks, low in calories and high in fiber!  Kettle corn is a perfect sweet and salty treat, but can be high in fat and sugar. Giada's recipe slims down the calories a bit which I love. For a fun twist I decided to go with a more Christmas inspired version using maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and pecans.
 
     
             I have to admit I have never made my own popcorn before, mostly because I thought you needed an air popper. But I was wrong! After some research I found that you can cook popcorn right on the stove in a sauté pan which is perfect because I am sick of spending over 4 dollars for a bag of popcorn when making ti from scratch will cost me less than 25 cents a bag!


     My Maple Pacan Kettle Corn is simple and cheap to make and is the perfect holiday snack or holiday gift. Just store in a Mason jar ans share with family and friends!



Maple Pecan Kettle Corn
servings: 8 (1 cup servings)

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup pecans, roasted
Directions:
1. In a large heavy bottom non-stick sauté pan on medium heat, warm up oil with 3 kernels of popcorn. Then cover pan with a lid. Once kernels start to pop add in remaining kernels plus syrup and spices, mix to coat kernels then replace lid.
2. Shake kernels frequently to prevent sticking and burning. Once kernels start to pop continue to shake pan for about 5 minutes or until popping slows down. Turn off heat. Once kernels stop popping, slowly remove lid (be careful of hot steam that will escape). Remove from sauté pan and place into a bowl to cool. Mix in roasted pecans.



20 comments:

  1. Ooo, I love my popcorn! This looks delicious.
    xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.

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    1. Do it! It's a great last minute DIY gift that is super cheap!

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  3. Who knew kettle corn could be good for you?! So excited to try this. Thx for the scoop on this book too.

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    1. Me either, I am hooked now! Giada's book is great :)

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  4. I'm a popcorn fiend and this version looks super yummy :)

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  5. Oh I remember those tins and tins of caramel corn, oh how they would always make me sick, LOL!!!!

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  6. Maple pecan = genius! I wish I had a bowl of this right about now. :)

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  7. I adore kettle corn. I need to try making this! <3

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    1. Thanks! You should it's super quick and easy :)

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  8. This looks amazing!! I love kettle corn but its usually very unhealthy!! I'm glad this is healthy!! great flavor combo!

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