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Vanilla and Cinnamon-Sugar Popcorn

Health JANUARY 2011

  • Yield: Makes 8 servings (serving size: 2 1/4 cups)


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2-3 vanilla beans, sliced lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 18 cups popped popcorn
  • Pinch of sea salt


1. Heat a small saucepan over low heat; add butter and vanilla beans. Cook over low heat until butter takes on vanilla aroma (about 15-20 minutes). Strain butter; keep warm.

2. In a small bowl, combine sugars and cinnamon; set aside. In a large bowl, toss popcorn while drizzling with 1/4 cup vanilla butter (reserve remaining vanilla butter to use on toast or muffins). Sprinkle popcorn with dry mixture; toss. Sprinkle with sea salt.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 203
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated fat: 4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 36g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 15mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 21mg
  • Calcium: 23mg

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Vanilla and Cinnamon-Sugar Popcorn Recipe