Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Cinnamon popcorn recipe

This cinnamon popcorn is a delicious alternative to regular plain popcorn and is perfect for an after-school treat, special snack or a birthday party. All you need is a few easy ingredients and 15 minutes to put it together - so what are you waiting for?!

Serving Size:

Serves 6



  • 2 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup popping corn
  • 50 g butter
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


Prepare the popcorn by adding the oil to a large saucepan (with a lid) and heating it over a high heat for 3 minutes. To test if the oil is hot enough, drop a corn kernel into the oil and if it ‘pops’ the oil is ready. Add the corn kernels and quickly cover with a lid. Shake the pan continuously so that the corn kernels keep moving and have all popped. Turn the heat off when the popping begins to slow down and transfer the popcorn to a large bowl.

Place the butter into a small saucepan over a medium heat and cook for 2 minutes until it’s melted. Add the brown sugar and cinnamon and stir for 2-3 minutes or until the sugar has dissolved.

Pour the cinnamon and butter mixture over the popcorn and stir through to coat, then serve!


  • To make this even easier, use microwave popcorn!
  • This is a great dessert alternative that's got fewer calories than chocolate or ice cream.
  • This recipe was created by Lauren Matheson for Kidspot.

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