Monday, July 7, 2008

Agave Syrup and Homemade Microwave Popcorn

So I am am curious how many of you have tried Agave Syrup as a replacement for sugar or honey, cause I am a sucker for honey on biscuits and have been very interested in this product. There is an article on Diabetes Health, but it doesn't really list the carbs vs. honey or sugar, just exchanges, which I thought was very out of fashion (using exchanges vs. straight carbs).

Any thoughts on agave syrup are appreciated. I do have one recipe to share that blew my mind. Who knew that microwave popcorn could be made without all the crap packed into the pre-packaged bags? Martha Stewart apparently. A friend with celiac hipped me to this homemade version of microwave popcorn with agave syrup and butter for a kettle corn yummyliciousness (we tried it with Splenda and butter, but would love to try agave).

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Place 1/4 cup of popcorn in a paper lunch sack with a bit of salt. Fold over top of bag and lay on its side in microwave.

Microwave for about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, but listen for slow popping or it will burn quick.

Plop a dollop of butter in a dish ( Or smart balance butter that I love) and nuke for a few seconds to melt.

Add some agave syrup and pour over your fresh popcorn and toss (more salt is nice).

Yum! Homemade microwave kettle corn.

Think it buying the prepackaged kind is easier? Fine, but look at the ingredients list and just try to scrape off the stuff inside the bag after popping. Hard to believe we ate this stuff thinking it was a good snack. Also, cost per bag is SO cheap. Frugal and healthy snack!

Happy popping!


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Meredith said...

Hey...if you do it stovetop you don't microwave all the good nutrients out of it. We use olive oil to line the bottom of the pan as well as kernels then sprinkle a generous amount of salt, let it pop then drizzle the agave. Never would go back to the old microwave packaged version. Delish!