Sweet and Smoky Popcorn with Almonds

What could be better than combining two favorite snacks and two favorite flavors into one delicious healthy snack? This recipe for Sweet and Smoky Popcorn with Almonds does just that! Combining popcorn, which is a whole grain, and almonds which are heart healthy with just the right amounts of sweet and savory seasonings creates a delicious, satisfying snack.

 

Sweet and Smoky Popcorn with Almonds

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

½ cup popcorn kernels

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder

½ teaspoon sea salt

1 cup roasted almonds (can use salted or unsalted)

 

 

PREPARATION:

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine smoked paprika, chipotle powder, and salt. Stir and set aside.
  2. Heat a large pot, or stovetop popcorn popper, over medium-high heat, add the oil and a few kernels of popcorn. When the kernels pop, add the remaining popcorn and sprinkle the sugar over it. Shake the pot often to prevent the sugar from burning. When the popping slows down, immediately remove popcorn from heat and pour into a large serving bowl.
  3. Add the almonds to the popcorn. Evenly sprinkle the reserved spice mix over the popcorn and almonds, stirring with a spoon to combine. Allow the popcorn to cool, stirring once more to assure almonds are mixed in evenly. Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container for future snacking.

 

Related Blog Posts

Spotlight on Raspberries

Raspberries are high in fiber, and vitamin C. 1 cup contains 65 calories and 8 grams of fiber, and more than 50% of daily recommended vitamin C! Vitamin C aids in healing our skin and helps protect it from the…...

Lemon Grilled Chicken Tenderloins

Ease and flavor collide to fully celebrate the spirit of the grilling season in this recipe for Lemon Grilled Chicken. Serve with your favorite bagged salad kit & fresh fruit to complete the meal, no sweat! (Pun intended.) Lemon Grilled…...

Banana Berry Overnight Oatmeal

Banana berry overnight oatmeal is a great way to add fresh fruit to your day! The sweetness of the banana makes adding sugar unnecessary. Limiting sugar in your diet is a step in a healthy direction. Learn more about why…...

Spotlight on Kiwis

Kiwis are small fruits but they pack a lot of flavor and health benefits. They provide fiber, Vitamin C, potassium, and Vitamin E in a cute furry package! Kiwis have a sweet and tart taste and are popular additions to…...

Memorial Day Recipe: Grilled Pizza

Kick off Summer with a Grilled Pizza Memorial Day Weekend is traditionally the unofficial start to the summer! Whether you're gathering with friends and family or enjoying a quiet, relaxing long weekend at home we suggest trying this fun twist…...
View More Posts