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Today I am sharing an easy recipe to make your own DIY microwave popcorn. The premade microwave bags contains a lot of chemicals and junk, and it is so easy to just make it yourself! When you make it yourself, you can control the quality of the ingredients that go into it.
Some DIY microwave popcorn methods use brown paper bags. I have used this in the past, but I read that these brown lunch bags are not made for cooking, and they can contain toxins. So instead I use a glass bowl and a vented microwave cover:
I previously posted a DIY microwave popcorn how to video (at my much heavier weight, mind you). In the video, I used canola oil. But I have been using coconut oil more lately, so I decided to do an official recipe post.
Coconut oil is so good for you! Side note: I buy mine at Costso, and they most definitely have the best price of anywhere else I have seen. But you can also buy coconut oil on Amazon, or at your local grocery store.
- 3 tablespoons unpopped popping corn
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- sea salt to taste
- Vented Microwave Cover
- Tempered glass bowl
Add coconut oil to a large glass bowl. You may need to microwave it for a few seconds if it is cold in your house. Alabama in September? Not a problem!
Add popcorn kernels to the bowl, and stir to coat with the coconut oil.
Microwave on high until popped. (Microwave times may vary. Mine is best at about 3 minutes, 30 seconds. Listen for the popping to slow down.)
Use oven mitts or a towel to remove bowl from the microwave (caution: bowl will be HOT!)
1 serving is 4 PointsPlus. (Note: I used Orville Redenbacher Gourmet Popping Corn, Original)
You can make adjustments to this basic recipe to change up the flavors. I love using truffle salt on mine. I have also done a cinnamon and sugar version. So good! And the possibilities are endless.
Did you try my DIY microwave popcorn recipe?
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