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Cinnamon Popcorn

Delicious homemade cinnamon popcorn, this vegan caramel popcorn recipe is so moreish and a healthier caramel corn
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Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon popcorn, healthy caramel corn, vegan popcorn, vegan caramel corn, maple popcorn, vegan caramel popcorn
Servings: 10 cups
Calories: 120kcal



  • 3 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ½ Cup popcorn kernels

Cinnamon Caramel Topping

  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla


  • First, we will pop the popcorn, I do this on the stovetop, but you could choose to pop your popcorn in the microwave or buy popped popcorn
  • Heat the first measure of coconut oil in a large saucepan over a medium-high heat
  • Add a couple of kernels into the oil, when these pop the oil is hot, add the rest of the kernels. Put the lid on and reduce the temperature to low.
  • Listen to the pops, when they slow down and there are large gaps between pops remove from heat
  • Pour the popped corn into a large bowl
  • Give the saucepan a quick clean out I use a paper towel to do this
  • Return the saucepan to a medium heat
  • Add the second measure of coconut oil and the maple syrup, heat unit l melted and they combine easily when whisked
  • Turn off the heat, whisk in the peanut butter until you get a smooth caramel
  • Whisk in the cinnamon and the vanilla
  • Return the popped popcorn to the saucepan with the caramel, stir to coat the popcorn
    Popcorn with caramel sauce mixed through in a large saucepan
  • You can stop here... but you will get a slightly better end product if you do the next couple of steps
  • Line a baking sheet with baking paper
  • Spread the cinnamon caramel-coated corn evenly over the baking paper
    caramel covered popcorn spread out on a baking paper lined baking tray
  • Bake at 150 degrees celsius for around 10 minutes stirring halfway through, this crisps up the popcorn, but isn't entirely necessary
  • You can add a little salt to the finished popcorn if you like the sweet and salty type thing!



  • ½  a cup of popcorn kernels will yield approximately 10 cups of popcorn
  • You can make the caramel with honey but it will not be vegan
  • You can sub the peanut butter for any nut butter


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
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