The Perfect Combination: Popcorn and Granola Recipe

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If you’re in search of a snack that will appease both your sweet and savory yearnings, our exceptional popcorn granola recipe is just the ticket! This treat, a delightful blend of popcorn and granola, is a dream come true for coconut enthusiasts and cinnamon caramel crunch aficionados. Plus, it’s entirely gluten-free, making it a delight for all! Join us as we delve into the process of creating this mouthwatering treat, from gathering the ingredients to baking and storing your popcorn granola masterpiece. Prepare to be amazed at how simple it is to whip up a batch of this irresistible snack!

A bowl of granola on a wooden table.

Popcorn and Granola Recipe

This Popcorn Granola recipe is a delightful mix of sweet and salty flavors that creates a perfect snack. It's gluten-free and boasts a delicious hint of coconut with a touch of cinnamon caramel crunch that will satisfy everyone's taste buds.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Cost $10
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, Health Food
Servings 4
Calories 782 kcal

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Spatula

Ingredients

  • 2 cups popcorn kernels, popped
  • 1 cup oats gluten-free, rolled
  • ½ cup coconut shredded
  • ½ cup almonds chopped
  • ¼ cup maple syrup pure
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon ground
  • ½ cup raisins or your choice of dried fruit

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C). Meanwhile, line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In your large mixing bowl, combine the popped popcorn kernels, gluten-free rolled oats, shredded coconut, and chopped almonds. Mix these ingredients until well combined.
    2 cups popcorn, 1 cup oats, 1/2 cup coconut, 1/2 cup almonds
  • In a separate small mixing bowl, add the melted coconut oil, brown sugar, pure maple syrup, peanut butter, and ground cinnamon. Stir these ingredients together until you get a smooth mixture.
    1/4 cup maple syrup, 2 tablespoons coconut oil, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 tablespoons peanut butter, 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Gradually pour this wet mixture into the large bowl containing popcorn, oats, coconut, and almonds. Stir thoroughly to ensure all dry ingredients are well coated with the wet mixture.
  • Transfer the mixture onto your prepared baking sheet, spreading it out evenly.
  • Bake in your preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the mixture turns golden brown. Remember to stir the granola halfway through the baking time to ensure an even bake.
  • Once done, remove the granola from the oven and let it cool slightly. Stir in the raisins or your preferred dried fruit at this stage.
    1/2 cup raisins
  • Allow the granola to cool completely on the baking sheet before transferring it into an airtight container for storage.

Notes

  • Ensure your popcorn is plain and unsalted as you will be adding flavors in the recipe.
  • Feel free to substitute any nuts or dried fruits according to your taste preferences.
  • If you’re vegan, you can replace the honey with maple syrup or agave nectar.
  • Store the granola in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks for optimal freshness.
  • For a fun variation, consider using flavored popcorn like caramel or kettle corn.

Nutrition

Calories: 782kcalCarbohydrates: 120gProtein: 18gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.003gSodium: 80mgPotassium: 717mgFiber: 17gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 105mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Gluten-Free, Granola, Healthy Snack, High Fiber, Kid Friendly, Meal Prep, Popcorn, Quick & Easy, Sweet and Salty, Vegan Option
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Popcorn Granola: A Healthy, Delicious Snack

Delectable Popcorn Granola: Your New Favorite Snack

Seeking a snack that marries taste and health? Look no further than popcorn granola! Enhance the mixture with an assortment of nuts, dried fruit, or chocolate chips. This fuss-free recipe, stored in airtight containers, stays fresh for up to two weeks—making it ideal for movie nights or quick breakfasts on the move!

Coconut Lovers Rejoice: Popcorn Granola Recipe Just for You

Our recipe stands out for the coconut enthusiasts out there. The unique mingling of crispy popcorn, textured granola, and sweet coconut results in a delightful treat. Using simple steps, you can create your own batch: Combine oats, shredded coconut, and chopped almonds; in a separate container, mix melted coconut oil, brown sugar, maple syrup, peanut butter, and a dash of cinnamon. Pour the wet mix over the dry, stir until evenly coated, and bake at 325°F for 15 minutes. Once golden, stir in raisins and let cool before storing in an airtight container.

A Cinnamon Caramel Crunch Delight

The Cinnamon Caramel Crunch popcorn granola is a delightful blend of sweet and crunchy. With ingredients such as almonds, oats, and cinnamon, this gluten-free snack is simple to make and a delight to the taste buds. Bake it until it’s crispy to perfectly complement the sweetness of the caramel sauce, and store it in an airtight container for an anytime pick-me-up!

Popcorn Granola: Gluten-Free Goodness

Try this popcorn granola recipe if you’re seeking a gluten-free snack that doesn’t skimp on taste. Created with gluten-free oats, popcorn, nuts, and maple syrup, this snack provides a balance of sweet and savory. Modify it with your preferred dried fruits or spices for added flavor—a perfect nibble for on-the-go or as a health-conscious dessert option.

Ingredients for the Perfect Popcorn Granola Snack

Creating this tasty and gluten-free popcorn granola snack is a breeze. Start by combining oats, popcorn, almonds, honey, or maple syrup, coconut oil, and cinnamon (or your spice of choice). Bake until crispy and caramelized. Ideal for on-the-go munching or storing for later, this treat is sure to hit the spot!

High-Quality Popcorn Kernels

High-quality popcorn kernels are key to a perfect popcorn granola snack. Select gluten-free kernels and pop them using your preferred method. Enhance your snack with nuts, dried fruits, or spices, and store in an airtight container with parchment paper for lasting freshness.

Rolled Oats: The Staple Ingredient

For an even better taste in your popcorn granola snack, add shredded coconut, almonds, and raisins to your rolled oats. Infuse some cinnamon, brown sugar, and maple syrup for a sweet and spicy twist. Retain freshness by storing your snack in an airtight container with parchment paper.

Shredded Coconut: A Tropical Addition

Elevate your popcorn granola snack with shredded coconut. Choose unsweetened coconut for a healthier option, and toast it beforehand to intensify its nutty flavor. Subscribe to our email for more gluten-free recipe inspirations.

Maple Syrup: Nature’s Sweetener

Add a healthful twist to your popcorn granola with the addition of pure maple syrup. The fibrous oats, shredded coconut, and protein-rich almonds, coupled with the sweet and nutty popcorn, make it a snack you can feel good about. Remember to store it in an airtight container for maximum freshness.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Popcorn Granola

Ready for an anytime snack? Combine popcorn kernels, oats, coconut flakes, almonds, and raisins in a large bowl. Heat a blend of cinnamon-spiced peanut butter, coconut oil, and maple syrup until melted. Pour this over your dry mix, stir well, and spread it onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet to bake at 300°F for 20 minutes. Cool and store your popcorn granola in an airtight container for future enjoyment!

Mixing Dry Ingredients: First Step to Perfect Popcorn Granola

Crafting the ideal Gluten-Free Popcorn and Granola snack begins with mixing the dry ingredients. Combine rolled oats, popcorn kernels, sliced almonds, and shredded coconut. Add in dried fruit or chocolate chips for an extra layer of flavor. Stir until uniformly mixed without any added refined sweetener.

Baking the Granola and Popcorn Mixture: Crisp and Golden Goodness

Set your oven to 325°F, spread the popcorn mixture evenly on parchment paper, and bake for 20-25 minutes, giving it an occasional stir. Once it’s golden and crispy, let it cool before transferring it into an airtight container. This versatile snack is perfect for any occasion!

The Creation of Popcorn Granola

Crafting this delicious, healthy popcorn granola snack is a breeze. Combine popped popcorn, oats, nuts such as almonds, and dried fruits like raisins. Use honey or maple syrup as your binder before baking on parchment paper. Stir frequently to ensure an even bake. Once cooled, transfer it into an airtight container for future enjoyment!

Drying and Storing: Keeping Your Popcorn Granola Fresh

After your popcorn and granola snack reaches the desired level of crispness, allow it to cool completely before transferring it into an airtight container. Keep your snack fresh by adding silica gel packets and freezing in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to three months. This delightful snack blends oats, coconut, cinnamon, almonds, caramel popcorn, peanut butter, and raisins – a treat to enjoy anytime!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the key ingredients for popcorn granola?

Popcorn granola calls for rolled oats, popcorn kernels, and nuts. You can add sweeteners like honey or maple syrup, oil, and spices for added flavor. Additional mix-ins such as dried fruit or chocolate chips make for a more robust flavor. Always follow the recipe for a crisp and delicious outcome.

Can I substitute ingredients in the popcorn granola recipe?

The popcorn granola recipe can be customized to your dietary needs. Gluten-free? Use certified oats and double-check all ingredients. Vegans can substitute honey with maple syrup or agave nectar. Adjust ingredient quantities to suit your taste.

Can I add variations to the popcorn granola recipe?

Popcorn granola is open to variations. Try adding dried fruits, nuts, or chocolate chips; experiment with sweeteners like honey or maple syrup; and incorporate spices such as cinnamon or nutmeg. Flavored popcorns like caramel or kettle corn add an exciting twist.

What is the best way to store popcorn granola?

Popcorn granola retains its freshness when stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge. It should be kept away from direct sunlight and moisture. Stored correctly, it can last up to two weeks.

Can I tweak the recipe to suit my personal preferences?

Absolutely! Feel free to add different nuts, dried fruits, or adjust the sweetness with honey or maple syrup. Explore with spices like cinnamon or nutmeg to create unique flavors that you love.

How much time does it take to prepare popcorn granola?

Preparation of popcorn granola takes about 10-15 minutes, and baking takes around 25-30 minutes. Allow it to cool for at least 15 minutes before serving. In total, you’ll need approximately 45 minutes to make this snack.

Wrapping Up

There you have it – a detailed guide to making a delicious popcorn granola recipe. This gluten-free delight can be enjoyed anytime and by anyone. The simple ingredients, including popcorn kernels, rolled oats, shredded coconut, and maple syrup, cater to a wide range of taste preferences. Whether you’re a coconut fanatic or have a soft spot for cinnamon caramel crunch, this recipe won’t disappoint. Our step-by-step guide makes it easy to create a batch of this crunchy delight, perfect for immediate snacking or future cravings. Happy munching!

Penelope Rossi
Penelope Rossi

Hello! I'm Penny, a creative recipe developer and food stylist with a love for vegetarian and plant-based cuisine. When not gardening or hiking, you can find me in the kitchen, transforming classic dishes into healthier, veggie-packed versions. Let's embark on a delectable journey of colorful, plant-based delights together!