Maple Pecan Popcorn

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I hope everyone survived the holiday feasting!  After a nice long and relaxing weekend, I have a seriously long ‘to do’ list today!

But first, I have a fun holiday recipe to share with you.  Made with one of my favorite food groups…popcorn!

I love popcorn!

It’s a nice high fiber and low calorie treat especially if you simply pop in the microwave or on the stove top with a bit of oil and season with a hint of salt.

This recipe, however, is a bit more decadent.

But every now and again decadent is good, right?

So for a special once in a while treat or for holiday food gift giving…Give this Maple Pecan Popcorn a whirl.

Add a bit of buttery-maple syrup and some pecans and pumpkin seeds…to simple popcorn.

Oh yes, it’s really, really good.

First, I put about 1/2 cup of popcorn seeds in a parchment bag. {A brown paper bag works too}

Placed it in the microwave for about 2 1/2 minutes.

Then I toasted up some pecans and pumpkin seeds in a large skillet over medium heat.

I tossed the seeds, nuts and popcorn onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. {Remove all un-popped kernels}

Then I made the maple-y butter drizzle.

Poured it on top and quickly tossed to cover the popcorn, nuts and seeds in this sweet and buttery infusion.

Then I baked for a few minutes…and then…YUP, it’s munch time.

So very yummy….but addictive.  

Enjoy! And yes, FODMAPers this is FODMAP friendly in a reasonable portion (1 cup).

FODMAP newsflash:  The Monash App is almost ready to be shipped to Apple for review…stay tuned–I will be sure to let you know when it’s ready for download!

This popcorn makes a great holiday foodie gift but is best enjoyed within a few days of making for optimal freshness and flavor.