Monthly Archives: October 2013

Pumpkin Spiced Maple Kettle Corn

We had our first snow of the season this morning!
snow1 We only got a quick flurry that melted almost immediately up north, but I’ll take what I can get!
snow2 The mountains have a wonderfully chilly coating that we’re hoping will stick around. Since the pup doesn’t appreciate taking breaks from his daily walks due to weather, I threw on a hat and fuzzy gloves and braved the freezing air. Once we were back in the warm house in front of the fireplace, I started a crockpot split pea soup with ham shanks and then got to business on a recipe idea that’s been dancing in my head since I saw the first bottle of pumpkin beer on the store shelf.

Pumpkin Spiced Maple Kettle Corn

Serves 2-3
Prep time 3 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 13 minutes
Meal type Snack
Sweet and salty kettlecorn is kicked up a notch with pumpkin spice and pure maple syrup.


  • 3 tablespoons unpopped popcorn kernels
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut butter
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 pinch pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


Step 1
In a medium-sized pot, melt the coconut butter over medium-high heat on the stove.
Step 2
Pour in the popcorn kernels and place the lid on top, shaking constantly to coat kernels with oil and prevent burning.
Step 3
In a cup, combine the sugar, pumpkin pie spice and salt.
Step 4
Once the kernels have all popped, remove the pot from the heat, drizzle the maple syrup and sugar/spice/salt mix on top.
Step 5
Replace the lid and shake well to coat evenly.

popcorn2 This popcorn is a perfect blend of salty and sweet, with a wonderful hint of warm spice. I’m off to enjoy the snowy view with a hot bowl of homemade soup. Happy Friday!

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Autumn Recipe Roundup

Happy October! We’ve got some new fun things going on here at Bites ‘n Brews! I put together a page with all of the recipes I’ve created so far (the tab at the top right of the homepage) that you can print out and use.
Screen shot 2013-10-02 at 8.52.14 AMSince it’s autumn, here are a few recommendations of recipes you should definitely be making this month:
Pumpkin Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
Butternut Soup Protein-Packed Butternut Squash and Leek Soup topped with Spicy-Sweet Roasted Squash Seeds
Bite MeBite Me Chicken and Brown Rice Stew
AppleSticky Apple Pudding Cupcakes
punkin Pumpkin Mac ‘n Cheese
fries Maple-Sugared Grilled Sweet Potato Fries
AMA1-1024x678 Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Bread followed by Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Bread Pudding
Screen shot 2013-10-02 at 8.54.06 AM Pumpkin Cornbread

There are a few more over on the recipe page, so go check it out! Happy autumn!

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