Sweet Salty Popcorn

Sweet & Salty Low Cal Popcorn

28’s Home Nutrition Program (Stream: female, healthy weight maintenance)
This slightly salty homemade popcorn recipe is a great healthy alternative when you're craving salty junk foods!
3.34 from 154 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer or Entrée, Snack
Cuisine Australian
Servings 2
Calories 142.2 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup popping corn kernals
  • 1/2 tablespoon rice malt syrup


  • Heat a small saucepan on medium heat.
  • Add the rice malt syrup and 2 teaspoons of coconut oil.
  • Bring to a gentle bubble then add the butter and salt.
  • Remove from heat but keep warm.
  • In a clean, heavy based saucepan, heat the remaining coconut oil over medium to high heat.
  • Once hot, add corn kernels and stir to coat.
  • Cover and shake pan continuously, working quickly to avoid burning.
  • Once the popping sounds become less frequent, remove the pan from heat.
  • Work quickly again to stir through the rice malt caramel.
  • Transfer to a baking tray to cool well before serving.


Store in an airtight container in the pantry for 3-4 days.
* Replace the butter with coconut oil to make this vegan.
Keyword Craving Busters

Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change to their lives. Sam Wood has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators in the health & fitness industry. Sam is the founder and personal trainer of 28, Australia’s #1 home fitness and nutrition program, and he's also the proud owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed, based in Brighton, Melbourne.