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Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn

This recipe certainly isn’t rocket science and I can say with some certainty that I couldn’t have possibly invented it, but I haven’t seen a recipe this simple before. Many (undeniably delicious ones) involve caramelizing the sugar and then baking the whole thing in the oven. Again, don’t get me wrong, that is delicious, but not what I was going for.

See, Adam’s working late and the kids are asleep and I’m about to curl up with my kindle and have some well earned quiet time. I have no time for caramelizing sugar and oven baking popcorn. I want something right now! This version takes about 10 minutes start to finish. That’s just long enough to mix up some Hot Vanilla on the stovetop and heat it while the popcorn pops. Now, a Hot Vanilla, quick Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn, my kindle, and sleeping children. Bliss.

Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn

1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp canola oil
6 tbsp popcorn kernels
1 tsp iodized salt
1 tsp sugar (I used evaporated cane juice)
3 tsps cinnamon sugar (equal parts cinnamon and sugar)

Put the butter, oil, and popcorn kernels into a heavy bottomed pot. Put the lid on the pot and turn the burner on it’s highest setting. Shake the pan periodically to move the kernels around. When most of the kernels have popped and there is a lag time of about 3 seconds between pops remove the pan from the heat. Do not remove the lid until there’s no longer the sound of popping coming from the pan.

Put the popcorn in a large bowl and sprinkle with sugar, salt, and cinnamon sugar.

Enjoy! Serves 2.