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This maple gingerbread popcorn recipe is a delicious, healthy, affordable snack. It also makes a great homemade holiday gift.
Popcorn is one of the easiest, most affordable real food snacks. By eliminating some of the higher cost ingredients found in baked goods, making flavored popcorn is a great alternative treat. This maple gingerbread popcorn recipe is irresistible. It tastes like sweet gingerbread with a crunch, and it’s a breeze to make.
This holiday popcorn recipe is naturally gluten-free and vegan, and at $.27 per serving, you can’t beat the price. It’s bursting with gingerbread spices, and makes the perfect simple holiday gift. This recipe generates about 13 cups of gingerbread popcorn, but you can easily double it and put it in a pretty package for Christmas. Your friends will thank you.
Check out this post about coconut oil popcorn. There are so many different ways to flavor this easy, healthy snack!
How to Make Maple Gingerbread Popcorn
Step One: Pop the popcorn
Pop the popcorn. I use an air popper, but any popping method will work.
Step Two: Prepare the topping
Mix together the coconut oil, maple syrup, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a small bowl.
Step Three: Bake the gingerbread popcorn
Place the popped popcorn in a large roasting pan and pour the maple syrup mixture onto the popcorn, tossing gently so that the popcorn is evenly coated. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring every couple minutes. Once it starts to brown a little, it’s done.
Frequently Asked Questions
The gingerbread spice mix gives this popcorn a delicious flavor. You could add cloves for an even stronger flavor, or add a bit of vanilla extract. This recipe doesn’t need molasses or brown sugar because the pure maple syrup gives the popcorn a bit of caramel flavor.
You can pop the popcorn kernels in a large pot with a bit of oil on the stovetop if you don’t have an air popper. You can also pop it in the microwave using a brown paper bag.
After the popcorn has cooled completely, place it in a gift box or tin. If the container isn’t airtight, you may want to place the popcorn in a zipper bag first before placing it inside the gift packaging so it stays fresh.
- 1/2 cup organic popcorn kernels generates 15 cups popped
- 3 tbs. coconut oil
- 3 tbs. maple syrup
- 3/4 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
- Pop the popcorn. I use this air popper, but any popping method will work.
- In a small bowl, stir together the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Place the popped popcorn in a large roasting pan or on a baking sheet that has sides. Pour the maple syrup mixture over the popcorn and stir gently, so that the popcorn is evenly coated.
- Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring every couple minutes. Once it starts to brown a bit, it's done. Cool on a wire rack.
Approximate Nutrition Info
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Homemade Gingerbread Popcorn Price Breakdown
This recipe costs $1.64 to make, or $.27 per 2-cup serving. In addition, I paid $1.25 for each of the gift boxes. So for $1.52 each, I put together these wonderful little treats to give away for the holidays. If you’re looking for a great homemade holiday gift or sweet treat for a get-together, this is the perfect thing.
Gingerbread popcorn is part of my Homemade Popcorn Holiday Gift Set post as well. You can make a larger batch of the spice topping and package it with some organic popping corn kernels for another fabulous holiday gift.