Popcorn is a healthy and delicious snack, and thankfully for IBS sufferers is low FODMAP (up to 100g). Sometimes when you are at home on a Friday night about to put on a movie, you want to re-create that cinema experience with some freshly popped popcorn. As autumn sets in and the nights get a little colder, why not try this warm spiced treat as you settle in for a cozy night. You cannot beat home popped popcorn, and buying kernels is a lot cheaper than buying the microwave bags.
In terms of FODMAPs, the popcorn as discussed is low FODMAP, and the spices used are all low FODMAP.
Difficulty Rating: Easy
Prep/ Cooking Time: 15 minutes
- Half cup of popcorn kernels
- Quarter cup of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- Half teaspoon of nutmeg
- Half teaspoon of ground cloves
- Large pinch of sea salt
- Start by making the spice sprinkle to go over the popcorn. Do this by mixing all of the spices, sugar and salt together in a small bowl
- Next make your popcorn by coating the bottom of a medium saucepan with the olive oil
- Bring to a simmer while stirring constantly
- Add the popcorn kernels, making sure they form a single layer on the bottom of the pot
- Place the lid on and wait for the kernels to start popping
- Once they start popping, shake the pan intermittently for about 3 minutes (this stops the popcorn from sticking to the bottom and burning), or until you hear the popping stop
- Remove from the heat and carefully transfer to a large bowl. Be careful as the contents will be very hot
- Sprinkle over the spice sprinkle to taste and stir through
- If you have some spice sprinkle leftover, store it in a jar and use it the next time you make popcorn!
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