mmm popcorn! My love for it developed at the movies (which is probably the case for most people). I used to buy bags of microwavable popcorn at the store, and over time as I change my eating habits I realized that microwavable popcorn isn’t very healthy. So I figured a good alternative for me to have my cake and eat it too is to make my own! It’s twice as yummy and so easy to make, and you get to season it however you want.
½ cup popcorn – Orville Redenbacher Original is our favorite
2 Tablespoons oil – vegetable, coconut, canola your choice (I used coconut oil)
2 Tablespoons butter – optional
seasonings – salt, garlic (whatever you like thats the fun part!)
- In a large/deep pot plop your oil into your pot. If you use coconut oil you want to make sure you have enough oil so that it melts and covers the entire bottom of the pot. (leave your pot lit to the side)
- Add enough popcorn kernels to cover the entire bottom of the pot, and so that the kernels are covered in the oil.
- Place the lid on the pot (it’s to prevent the popcorn from flying all over the place, and they can shoot pretty far) and wait for the kernels to start popping, about 3-5 minutes.
- Once they start popping a lot, give the pot a good shake or two to make sure nothing burns and your letting the unpopped kernels sink to the bottom.
- When the popping slows down to a few seconds between each pop you hear, turn off your heat and let it sit on the stove or about a minute.
- Remove your cover and pour your toppings (butter (melted), sea salt, garlic)
- Pour into a large bowl and enjoy!!
p.s. This is really good alternative to bagged or store bought popcorn because the ingredients you use are less processed and nutritionally just better for you!!