Monday, May 16, 2011

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Did you realize that most microwaveable popcorn has partially hydrogenated oil in it?  I find that hard to believe and frankly, hard to understand.  Seriously, why isn't it just popcorn, a little oil and a pinch of salt?!  I used to always make my homemade popcorn in my nifty Stir Crazy popcorn machine, that is until my friend Carrie sent me this amazing recipe for homemade microwave popcorn!   Check out this super simple, healthy and affordable recipe...

Microwave Popcorn

1 brown paper bag
1/3 c. popping corn kernels
1-2 tsp. oil

1.  Put 1/3 c. popcorn kernels in a brown paper lunch sack.
2.  Add 1 to 2 tsp oil and a generous pinch of salt.  Fold down the lunch bag twice at the top, no need to seal it.
3.  Use the "Popcorn" button on your microwave or cook it about 2 minutes.  
4.  If sneaking your popcorn into the movie theater, I'd recommend putting it into another bag, as the bottom will be oily :).

The popcorn comes out more "plain" than the packaged variety but you can season with butter & salt, grated parmesan cheese or even cinnamon & sugar.


  1. They teach this in the nutrition class offered to diabetics at the clinic where I work. Its pretty sweet, though never tried it myself. We go with the old school air popper. I use an olive oil sprayer to spray on oil as its coming out to get it nice and even.

  2. Melanie, the boys and I made this popcorn after school today. SO EASY and we all loved it! I didn't even put salt on it, just a tsp of melted butter and the boys just gobbled it up. Thanks for the recipe!
    Sarah Verhoeven

  3. It IS a great recipe, my boys have been loving it after school for the past few weeks. Glad that your boys like it as well, Sarah! Katie, great ida about the olive oil spray!

  4. I can't believe this is so easy! Thanks!

  5. Stopping by from SITS. I love making homemade popcorn, except I put my kernels in a pot on the stove, with coconut oil, and season with dill. Yummy!