Spiced Popcorn Recipe


  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin, ground

  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • dash(es) pepper, cayenne

  • dash(es) cinnamon, ground

  • 12 cup(s) popcorn, air-popped

  • cooking spray

  1. In a small bowl, stir together cumin, chili powder, salt, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon.

  2. Spread popped popcorn in an even layer in a large shallow baking pan. Lightly coat popcorn with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle the cumin mixture evenly over popcorn; toss to coat.

  3. Recipe Tip:

  4. Indian Spiced Popcorn:

  5. Prepare Spiced Popcorn as directed, except substitute 1/2 teaspoon curry powder, 1/2 teaspoon garam masala, 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric, and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper for the cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon.

  6. Nutrition Facts per serving:

  7. cal., 0 g fat, 0 mg chol., 49 mg sodium, 6 g carbo., 1 g dietary fiber, 1 g protein. Exchanges: 1/2 Starch Carb Choices: 1/2

Nutritional Facts

Saturated Fat
Dietary Fiber
Total Fat
Starch: 0.5
Carb Choices

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5 replies

CaliKo 2011-01-03 15:39:35 -0600 Report

Thanks, Mays! I love popcorn and eat about 2 cups almost every week for my snack during family movie night. (I won't mention what my husband and son eat at the same time, but my popcorn keeps me on the straight and narrow.) This version sounds delicious!

JanSee 2010-12-30 02:16:42 -0600 Report

excuse me, but you seem to be a Debbie Downer on here…an expert on everything. We out here in the real world are obviously not as perfect as you are. I eat corn, I eat popcorn. I don't eat it every day. We all are learning new things…and moderation in everything is a rule. Deny, deny…and you fight back. Please state your sources when you're coming up with thes "facts". Thank you.Are you a diabetic nutritionist/nurse? I have one that I consult. My blood sugars are in check…and I sometimes eat things that are over 50 on the glycemic index. We don't live by the index alone. That's stupid.

I also have renal failure, not sue to my diabetes. I have to limit salt, foods with potassiou, and foods high in phosphorous. It's not easy. And then to have someone tell me that I'm doing it all wrong? Show me…show me the links, the facts…please! Without that, it truly is just your opinion.

Miminv 2010-12-29 20:50:00 -0600 Report

Thank you Mays for the recipe. I am able to eat popcorn and have put chili powder and garlic in mine. I have taken my levels after and have had them too low, so some people can and some can not eat popcorn. Everyone is different and the levels are the only way of telling if they can eat it or not. I am Type 2

joanne denison
joanne denison 2010-12-29 20:41:58 -0600 Report

Popcorn? Popcorn? are you kidding? popcorn is the WORST STUFF for diabetes. It is high on the glycemic index and the fructose in corn is horrid. Diabetics should NEVER eat popcorn.

Calories and a carb count are not the entire story for a diabetic. Glycemic index is. If you are diabetic or overweight, monitor your blood sugar levels before AND after you eat popcorn. But corn is associated with sooooo many evils, i'd skip it.

I love the stuff, but it's definitely not good for you.

substitute the popcorn for cauliflower and you'll be fine. (55 Glycemic index vs. 15 for caluliflower)