Today I am sharing an easy recipe to make your own DIY microwave popcorn.
This DIY microwave popcorn is such a simple, healthy and delicious snack that everybody loves!
It’s that time of year again where everybody seems to want to seek out healthy meals and snacks. Whether you resolved to be more healthy in the new year or not, I think we can all agree on the need for delicious snacks.
Can I get an amen?!
Bonus points if they are made with simple ingredients and whole-foods friendly.
The pre-made microwave bags can contain a lot of chemicals and mystery ingredients. Plus they are kind of expensive! It is so easy to just make it yourself. Plus! When you make it yourself, you can control the quality of the ingredients that go into it.
I posted a DIY microwave popcorn how to video a few years back. 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. You can use any other oil with a high smoke point. I have even used melted butter in its place, and it turns out delicious too.
Coconut oil is pretty delicious in this recipe, I must say! It has been a favorite lately. Side note: I bought 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.
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.
Tools Used to Make DIY Microwave Popcorn
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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.
DIY Microwave Popcorn Recipe
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DIY Microwave Popcorn
- 1/4 cup unpopped popping corn
- 1 Tablespoon coconut oil, melted
- sea salt to taste
Kitchen Tools Used
- 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 August? Not a problem! It will already be melted.
- 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.) Or you can use the popcorn button, if you have one!
- Use oven mitts or a towel to remove bowl from the microwave (caution: bowl will be HOT!)
Salt to taste.
- Serve immediately.
Did you try my DIY microwave popcorn recipe?
Be sure and let me know how you liked it!