Popcorn is one of our most favorite low-calorie treats. We love the flavor and the crunch. That all being said, I hate to get out the air-popper all the time and sometimes the store-bought microwaved stuff doesn’t really pop all that well (I swear I burn it more than I don’t!). Besides that, it isn’t all natural . . . just look at your label next time.
I ran across this option to microwave my own popcorn and just had to try it! It works so well and now we pop our popcorn like this 99% of the time. It’s fast, easy, and all natural. I opt to use Coconut Oil rather than any other oils because the health benefits of this oil outweigh all the others. I also find the results are a little better when I use the bigger lunch bag (Approx. 13″ tall by 8″ wide), but have also made it in a traditional lunch bag (Approx. 10″ tall by 5″ wide) with okay results.
Along with my love of popcorn, my little baby also LOVES popcorn and constantly asks for “pop pop” when it’s snack time (she couldn’t even wait 2 seconds for me to take a picture before she stuck her cute, little hand in for a taste). I am always happy to oblige to her request! Give it a whirl! You’ll love it too!
DIY Microwave Popcorn with Coconut Oil
Adapted from Mostly Homemade Mom
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup corn kernels
Melt coconut oil in a small bowl (takes about 1 minute on 1/3 power in the microwave). Add salt and kernels to the oil and stir to coat kernels. Drop kernels into a paper lunch bag, fold over twice and microwave for 1 1/2 – 2 minutes. (Cooking time will vary based on your microwave. I like to cook mine for 1 1/2 minutes. I still end up with a few extra un-popped kernals, but I never burn my popcorn.) Add additional salt if desired.
Nutritional Information (Per Serving = Approximately 3 Heaping Cups)
Fat: 3.3g (1.9g = Sat.)