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Flavoured Popcorn

 

Ingredients

  • 1tbsp  rapeseed oil
  • 75g  popcorn
  • See below:  different flavoured recipes

Cooking with children can be an enjoyable way to help them learn about food and nothing beats the 'popping' of popcorn and then eating this wholegrain treat straight away.

5 minutes to prepare  and  5 minutes to cook.

Serves 5

Under 25p per serving

Total time 10 minutes

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Flavoured Popcorn

Recipe details

Cooking with children can be an enjoyable way to help them learn about food and nothing beats the 'popping' of popcorn and then eating this wholegrain treat straight away.



Ingredients

  • 1tbsp  rapeseed oil
  • 75g  popcorn
  • See below:  different flavoured recipes

Nutritional information

  • Carbohydrates: 13
  • Calories: 150
  • Sugar: 4
  • Salt: Trace
  • Fat: 11
  • Saturated fat: 1
  • Protein: 1.2

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large heavy based saucepan, then add the popcorn.
  2. Cover with a lid and listen for the sound of popping.
  3. Shake the pan occasionally and remove from the heat once the popping subsides.
  4. Toss in your choice of flavours from below and serve immediately.

 

Ideal for pre-dinner nibbles, a lunchbox snack, or for settling down in front of a movie.

Enjoy your popcorn plain, or try these delicious popcorn flavours - or why not invent your own popcorn recipe!

 

Honey & Mixed Spice

2tbsp clear honey
½tsp mixed spice

Gently warm the honey and mixed spice and mix into the cooked popcorn.

Cook's tips:

Try using maple syrup instead of honey with ground cinnamon.

 

Spicy Paprika & Chive

1tbsp rapeseed oil
¼tsp hot smoked paprika
1tbsp finely chopped chives

Mix the oil, paprika and chives together and toss into the cooked popcorn, season to taste with a light sprinkle of salt.

Cook's tips:

For a less spicy version, use sweet smoked paprika instead of hot. Try using Cajun seasoning for a variation.

 

Other spicy ideas

Look out for ready-blended spice mixes such as Cajun, Creole, Garam Masala, Ras el hanout, Thai 5-spice mixes or raid the store cupboard and try making your own creative blends such as these:

Cheese and onion: chopped chives with finely grated hard cheese (e.g. Gruyere)

Smokey: smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, pinch of salt 

Curried: ground coriander, cumin and turmeric, add chilli for heat 

Barbecue: sweet paprika, a little dark brown sugar, pinch of salt 

Mexican: chilli powder, ground cumin, onion powder 

Italian: very finely grated hard cheese (e.g. Parmesan), dried oregano 

Herby: grind together dried herbs such as rosemary with a pinch of rock salt 

Sticky: stir in a couple of tablespoons of maple syrup or honey 

Cinnamon: mix a little ground cinnamon with a touch of golden caster sugar

 

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Carbohydrates : 13
  • Calories : 150
  • Sugar : 4
  • Salt : Trace
  • Fat : 11
  • Saturated fat : 1
  • Protein : 1.2