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Homemade maple popcorn

Category: food

Popcorn is a great-tasting snack that is actually good for you too. Air-popped popcorn has only 31 calories per cup and it’s packed full of antioxidants and fibre, helping you feel fuller for longer.

Try this delicious and easy-to-make popcorn with a gooey, buttery maple coating for the perfect afternoon or movie-night snack!

  • Serves: Makes 8 cups
  • Time needed: 20 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy


  • ¼ cup light olive oil
  • 1/3 cup popping corn
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup


  • Step 1

    Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over high heat. When the oil starts to bubble, stir in the corn and quickly cover the pan. Cook for 3 minutes or until the rate of popping is starting to slow down

  • Step 2

    Stir the butter, sugar and maple syrup in another saucepan over medium heat for 2 minutes. Increase the heat to medium-high and simmer for a further 4 minutes. Then, stir in the popcorn to coat

  • Top tip!

    The popcorn can be stored for up to 5 days in an airtight container, so it’s perfect for a lunchbox snack too!

    Step 3

    Spread the popcorn over a large tray and set aside to set.

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