Vegetarian Caramel Popcorn with Wheat Gluten

Vegetarian Caramel Popcorn with Wheat Gluten

An easy snack made in a frying pan . A mildly maple flavored snack that's safe for kids to eat. (A vegetarian dish)

Ingredients: 2 servings

Komachibu (fu) small round dried wheat gluten
2 cups
Canola oil (or butter)
as needed
Maple syrup
2 tablespoons
a pinch


1. Spread out the canola oil (or butter) in a frying pan. Fry the komachibu until both sides are golden brown.
2. Add maple syrup and mix until the liquid boils away. Sprinkle a pinch of salt.
3. Spread it out on a baking tray. Let it cool down, placing one-by-one so that there are spaces in-between. Let it rest for five minutes. It's done when it's dry.
4. Here's a variation. Coat with kinako (roasted soy powder) at the end to make it kinako and maple flavored.

Story Behind this Recipe

Because I love the caramel popcorn at Disneyland, I wanted to think of a way to make it easily at home. Here's what I came up with. It's made with healthy ingredients and safe for kids to eat.