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Gourmet Cinnamon Popcorn Recipe

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Make a double batch of this Gourmet Cinnamon Popcorn Recipe! It’s the perfect balance of sweet and crunchy in snack form! Eating popcorn recipes like this is the best.

The cinnamon and sweet make this a dessert popcorn that everyone will love. It’s great for movie nights, parties, or a simple holiday snack.

If you’re a cinnamon flavoring fan, you won’t want to miss out on this one. It’s an effective and easy snack that takes just a few minutes!

Gourmet Cinnamon Popcorn Recipe

Popcorn is one of those go-to snacks that everyone can enjoy. It’s simple to eat as it is but excellent for adding fun flavors to take the taste to the next level.

The great thing about having simple popcorn recipes on hand is that you can whip them up in a short amount of time. You never knew when that popcorn craving was going to hit!

My boys are big fans of snack options, and popcorn never disappoints them. You can pop them up in a bunch or cut down on the serving size. The options are endless!

Is air-popped popcorn healthy?

This low-calorie snack is made by popping kernels of corn using hot air without the need for oil or butter. It is touted as a healthy snack option due to the lack of added ingredients, such as salt and butter, commonly found in microwave popcorn.

However, the nutritional value of air-popped popcorn depends on the preparation method and the quality of the kernels used. The quality of popcorn kernels is crucial in determining the level of nutrients and antioxidants it contains.

Specialty Ingredients:

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Cinnamon Sugar Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Must Have Resources:

When making Sweet Cinnamon at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand.

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Make it a Meal:

I’m all about planning the meals, so I don’t have to stress out! If you’re ready to meal plan, join me in the planning fun. It’s so fast and easy to do!

Main Dish: Chili Cheese Pigs in a Blanket Recipe

Vegetable Side: Simple Carrot Salad

Starch Side: Southwestern Cheddar Steak Fries

Refreshing Drink: Easy Pink Mocktail Recipes

Best Popcorn Recipes:

Once you make this Sweet Popcorn Recipe, you will wonder what other flavors and tastes exist. There are so many options!

I’ve worked for you and put some of my favorite flavors below!

This Apple Pie Popcorn Recipe screams fall – and is so delicious!

Fill a bowl full of this Fall Flavor Popcorn Recipe! You’ll love the taste!

Party Popcorn is the perfect addition to any time of the year!

Valentine Popcorn is a sweet treat for your sweetie!

We love to make Homemade Popcorn Balls during the holiday festivities!

You can make this simple Pink Popcorn Recipe anytime that you want.

Everyone will ask for more of this Little Mermaid Popcorn Recipe! Cue up the movie!

How do I store popped popcorn?

Firstly, it is crucial to ensure the popcorn is fully cooled down before storing it to avoid moisture buildup. Furthermore, the ideal storage container should be airtight, as exposure to air can cause the popcorn to become stale and lose its crunchiness.

Room temperature is the best place to store popped popcorn, away from direct sunlight or any heat sources that could alter its texture or flavor.

Finally, consuming the popcorn within a day or two is recommended to guarantee maximum freshness.

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Gourmet Cinnamon Popcorn Recipe

Gourmet Cinnamon Popcorn Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Gourmet Cinnamon Popcorn Recipe is the perfect size to share!


  • 1 bag of microwave popcorn
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter, diced
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


  1. Put the butter into a pot on the stove. Turn on medium-low heat and stir until the butter melts and foams.
  2. After a short time, the butter will turn golden, and brown specks will appear.
  3. Once the foam disappears and the butter gets a nutty smell, take the pot off the heat. (the coloring should be a golden brown but not black.)
  4. Stir in the vanilla extract. (there might be a bit of foam that forms during this.)
  5. While the butter cools slightly, mix the cinnamon and sugar in a different bowl.
  6. Slowly drizzle the melted butter over the top of the popped popcorn. (leave any dark brown specks or remains at the bottom of the pot.)
  7. Carefully fold the popcorn to coat. Sprinkle 1/2 of the cinnamon sugar mixture over the popcorn and stir carefully.
  8. Repeat with the rest of the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  9. Serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 325Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 303mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 3gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 10/12/2023

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