RECIPE: Vegan Popped Sorghum Snack
I have been trying to not eat corn lately, especially since I've been on a clean eating diet. Corn not just turns into sugar in your body in record speed, it also is filled with GMOs and chemicals. Unfortunately, I love popcorn. It's a snack my daughter and I usually snuggle together with watching a movie. I have missed that a lot.
After doing some research, I discovered that corn isn't the only grain you can pop and eat! Barley pops up, and rice puffs up, and sorghum puffs up and is a great replacement for popped corn. It's a little smaller than regular popcorn, and is a little less sweet. But it is just as yummy and super easy in the microwave by using a paper bag! Also, I came up with a savory vegan option for seasoning, but you can do the typical butter and salt if that's works for you. Brewer's yeast is a great replacement for Parmesan cheese-which I usually top my popcorn with.
Popped sorghum is a healthier replacement, and you can enjoy snacking on this while the rest of your rugrats eat typical bowls of popcorn.
Vegan Popped Sorghum Snack
Olive oil spray
½ tsp. salt
sprinkle of non active Brewer’s yeast seasoning
½ cup whole sorghum
Pour the sorghum into a paper bag and fold closed at the end. Place the bag in the microwave with the folded side down so it won’t open. Heat in the microwave for about 3 minutes-3 ½ minutes. Listen to the small pops, and when the pops slow to about 10 second per pop, stop. Things burn fast and the smell is awful! I know from experience! So pay attention.
Pour the popped sorghum into a bowl and spray lightly with olive oil, tossing a few times. Quickly add the salt and Brewer’s Yeast, and give it a couple more light sprays of olive oil to assure the seasoning sticks. Enjoy!