My whole family freaks over popcorn. It totally stems from my dad. He looooves popcorn. When we were little, my older sister, Tiffany, and I used to creep downstairs after we’d gone to bed and sneak into the kitchen to get our little wooden bowls out of the cabinet. We’d slowly walk into the living room where my parents were watching tv and put on our best pouty faces for our dad. He would be sitting on the couch enjoying his big bowl of popcorn. Reluctantly he would fill up our bowls, watch us eat our little snack, and then send us back to bed. I will never forget those nights and now often find myself sharing a big ‘ol bowl of popcorn with my husband in the evenings. I make it on the stove in our big pot. Microwave popcorn is okay, but it could never compare to popping kernels on the stove. Plus, there is never enough popcorn in the microwave bag!!
With fall slowly (and I do mean slowly) creeping in, I’ve been craving the flavors of cinnamon and clove. I decided to try out my hand at this recipe and boy am I glad I did. Wow, we’re talking delicious! I have a feeling this will be my new favorite way to eat popcorn…especially this time of year.
Cinnamon Spice Popcorn
8 cups popped popcorn
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup raw honey
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Preheat oven to 225 degrees. In a small skillet, heat canola oil over low heat. Stir in honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Continue stirring a few minutes until combined and warm.
Add popcorn to a large bowl. Pour honey syrup over popcorn and toss with a spatula to combine. Spread popcorn on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Now, try not to eat the whole thing in one sitting!