Two foods I absolutely love are granola and popcorn. The good news is that they can easily be made in a low-waste way at home. Woohoo!
To make this granola, I don’t follow a strict recipe but follow some basic rules. Here’s what I do!
4 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup nuts, chopped (I used walnuts)
1/2 cup seeds (I used pumpkin seeds)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup dried fruit (I used tart cherries, chopped)
+ combine all ingredients except fruit and stir in a large bowl
+ bake at 350 F in large baking dish for 30 minutes, stirring several times throughout the baking process
+ add fruit and let cool
We have an air popper that we received as a wedding gift ages ago, and I know that many people use the stovetop method for popcorn too. The great thing about popping your own popcorn is that you can buy the kernels #plasticfree in bulk, and you can also add your own toppings.
Here are a few popcorn toppings to hopefully inspire you:
+ nutritional yeast (it has a “cheesy” flavour but it’s vegan)
+ cayenne pepper (my personal favourite!)
+ cinnamon and sugar
+ melted chocolate
+ curry powder
Do you like popcorn? What are your favourite toppings? Do you have any movie recommendations? Drop them in the comments!