Thursday, August 25, 2011

BBQ Popcorn

When you have food additive sensitivities, it can be easy to end up with the boring snacks. The chips that everyone finds that don't have any questionable ingredients are usually the plain salt, and while those are okay, I couldn't help but long for snacks with zesty, zippy flavors. Rather than just deal with the boredom, I began to blend my own flavors. I found that I could wow my taste buds, without risking a dangerous reaction. Who says that all-natural has to be boring?

Popcorn is a staple at our house. While butter and salt are great, I had an idea to use a blend similar to a spice rub that I mix for chicken. This same blend is also great on oven-baked potato fries. I was going for the yin and yang of salty and sweet with a touch of heat. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Don't be surprised if you end up licking your fingers.

BBQ popcorn- our latest addiction.

I pop ½ cup of popcorn with 3 Tbsp coconut oil, and use the following amounts to top it; adjust according to how much popcorn you will be popping, and to taste.

2 tsp raw sugar (for a deeper flavor, try brown sugar or maple sugar)
1 tsp lime zest salt (if you don't have any on hand, substitute a finely ground sea salt)
1¼ tsp smoked paprika
¼ tsp garlic powder
Ingredients for BBQ spice blend. The large canning
jar contains organic onion powder.
½ tsp onion powder

Pop popcorn and top with melted butter, toss with mixed spices.


RebeccaMom said...


Heidi a/k/a Thistle said...

We've really been enjoying this, and I have been working on new flavors, too. :)