My husband Brian loves to snack. This is his recipe and he makes it a lot! Inevitably, no matter how much I tell myself that I’m not going to have any (because once I start, I can’t stop) I find my hand reaching across him into his bowl of popcorn. My hand does this on this own, I can’t control it. 😉
Is homemade popcorn healthy?
Homemade Popcorn, made on the stovetop the old-fashioned way, is much healthier than microwaved popcorn- because of its simple ingredients. No artificial flavors or preservatives and you can purchase organic, non-GMO corn.
You can season it the way you choose, and use whatever oil/butter you like, customizing it to your diet and preferences.
How do you make homemade popcorn (step by step)
- Heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil, over medium heat in a heavy-bottomed pot.
- Add 1/2 cup popcorn (in a single layer) and cover.
- When the kernels start popping, open the lid slightly for the steam to come out. This prevents chewy popcorn.
- Once the corn starts popping, shake the pot every 10 seconds, until the popping slows all the way down.
- Remove the lid and season!
Ways to Season Popcorn!
- Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt
- Sprinkle with olive oil, salt, smoked paprika, granulated garlic and optional parmesan cheese.
- Sprinkle with Furikake Seasoning
- Sprinkle with Popcorn Seasoning
- Toss with garlic and rosemary-infused butter
- Toss with ghee and garam masala
What to pop popcorn in?
How to store Popcorn
Make sure to let the popcorn cool all the way down before placing in a sealed container- trapped moisture can make popcorn chewy! I usually leave the lid cracked open.
Enjoy the homemade popcorn friends and please share your favorite way to season these up!
More healthy snack recipes you may like:
- Rustic Seed Crackers
- Sourdough Crackers
- Vegan Energy Balls with Masala Spice
- How to Make Seed Bars
- Coconut Lime Pumpkin Seed Snacks
How to make homemade popcorn on the stovetop. Easy, healthy and full of flavor.
- 1/2 cup organic, non-GMO popcorn
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil (or other high heat oil)
- Salt and olive oil to taste, then add any of the following
- 1/2 –1 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2– 1 cup parmesan cheese
Or try these combinations:
In a heavy bottom pot, heat the oil on medium heat, add the popcorn (in a single layer) and cover.
Once popping begins, shake the pot occasionally, open the lid just slightly for steam to vent, and continue shaking until kernels, slow down their popping. Turn stove off, uncover and give a quick toss.
If adding parmesan, toss it in, then cover for a few minutes so it melts a bit. 🙂
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