Popcorn is a Stutzman “thing” that started out on Sundays. Family would gather at Brook’s Grandparent’s house on Sunday afternoons for time of family and fellowship.
That was way before my time in the family, but the tradition carried onto the next generations. If you were to stop in for a visit at Brook’s parents house on a Sunday afternoon, there would be a big bowl of Whirly Pop popcorn and a football game on the television.
Around our home popcorn is the snack of choice for Sunday afternoons or on any cold winter day. We tend to stick with the traditional salt and oil combo, but on snow days our favorite is cinnamon toast popcorn paired with homemade hot cocoa.
If you do not have a Whirly Pop popcorn maker I highly suggest making the investment. We ditched microwave popcorn long ago because this version tastes so much better and is the better choice for you because it does not contain the chemicals that are in microwave popcorn.
Cinnamon Toast Popcorn
3 TBLS (enough to coat the bottom of the pot) grapeseed oil or refined coconut oil
1 TBLS butter
1/4 cup white popcorn
1/8 cup cinnamon and raw sugar mixture (equal parts of cinnamon and raw sugar)
Pinch of sea salt
Turn the burner on high and add the oil and butter to the Whirly Pop. Add the popcorn and give it a twirl so all kernels are coated. Let it heat until you hear the oil sizzzle and give it another twirl or two. When you hear the first pop then add your cinnamon and sugar and twirl the handle steadily as it pops. It should not take long and the popping will become quieter as it reaches the top of the popcorn maker. Holding one side of the popcorn maker, pour the popcorn in a bowl and enjoy. Guaranteed the bowl will be empty in under 5 minutes. So be prepared to make a second batch.