I’m not the kind of person who can eat popcorn — or any snack, for that matter — as a meal (homegirl needs real food for breakfast, lunch and dinner) but let me tell you, I can definitely pack it in between those times. Sometimes I eat it plain, sometimes I eat it with a little butter and salt, sometimes I toss it with melted peanut butter and/or chocolate and now, I’m going to be eating it like this. Forever and ever. And ever.
My obsession with everything bagels goes way back (back to the dark ages of photography as well, apparently. Apologies to your eyes), so it’s no surprise that I’m a bit smitten with this combination. There are crumbled-up bagel chips, sesame seeds, garlic, onion and caraway seeds in there. Oh, and butter and salt. I mean… when you’ve got those players in the mix, it just doesn’t get much better.
Because I’m posting this recipe, it should come as no surprise that, in addition to waffles and doughnuts, everything bagels and popcorn have been serious cravings for me this trimester. I’m carb-loading in preparation for birth or something. Or maybe baby girl just knows what tastes good, and between her, me and my happy tastebuds, we’re all in full support of these food choices. (Don’t worry, I’ve been balancing it all out with salads, carrots, blueberries and yoga. And ice cream.) We’re in extra-full support of this recipe, too, because it requires about, oh, T-minus seven minutes to throw together. And about two of those minutes are spent staring at butter melting on the stovetop and/or staring at the microwave waiting for the popcorn to be done. Just a couple of recent hobbies I’ve acquired.
Side note: It really comes in handy to leave the whole bowlful of this popcorn on the counter so you can grab handfuls as you walk by. A little pro tip for ya there.
- 10 to 12 cups fresh, hot popcorn
- 4 cups broken bagel chips
- 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
- 1½ teaspoons salt
- 6 tablespoons melted butter
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; toss until well coated. Serve immediately.