Appetizer of the Week – Apple-Cinnamon Popcorn Crunch

October 2, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Apple-Cinnamon Popcorn Crunch. To make thePopcorn Crunch you’ll be needing Unsweetened Dried Apple Rings, Air Popped Popcorn, Walnuts, Margarine, Vanilla Extract, Light Brown Sugar, and Cinnamon. There’s 144 calories and 14 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Apple-Cinnamon Popcorn Crunch
Looking for a light and crunchy snack for your brown-bag meal or child’s lunchbox? Featuring the fall flavors of cinnamon, apples and walnuts, this homemade popcorn concoction is sure to hit the spot!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Baking time: 50 minutes
Cooling time: 30 minutes

2 cups unsweetened dried apple rings, chopped
10 cups air-popped popcorn
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
4 tablespoons margarine, melted (not reduced-fat margarine)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions
Yield: 11 cups
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Preheat oven to 250°F. Place chopped apples in a single layer in a 9″ x 13″ baking pan and bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven and stir in popcorn and nuts. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together melted margarine, vanilla extract, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Drizzle evenly over popcorn mixture and toss well to coat. Bake for 30 minutes, quickly opening the oven door and stirring every 10 minutes. Watch carefully during the last 10 minutes and remove from the oven if apples begin to turn dark brown. (Apples should be crisp, but not overcooked.) Pour onto waxed paper to cool for 30 minutes. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 144 calories, Carbohydrates: 16 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 59 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/apple-cinnamon-popcorn-crunch-2/

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