Make your own microwave popcorn!

It’s so easy and so much healthier than the stuff you can buy! You can choose your own ingredients and toppings!

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Here’s the basic method and you can make up your own variations from there!

 

You will need:

- 1/4 cup of popping corn of choice

- 1 brown paper lunch bag

- 1/4 tsp oil of choice (I use a mild olive oil)

- a little sea salt to taste (or  any other topping you like)

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I you would like air-popped  popcorn, all you need is the brown paper bag and the popping kernels.

 

1.) In a bowl, mix the kernels with the oil. Stir them around until they are evenly coated. Sprinkle on the salt and stir to distribute evenly.

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2.) Put the kernels into the brown paper bag. Fold the top over twice.

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3.) Place in the microwave. Unlike the store bought packages, this bag should sit upright! Microwave on high for 1.5-2 minutes, depending on your microwave. You know that the popcorn is done when there are 2 seconds or more between pops. Be careful not to burn it. Mine is usually done after 1.5 minutes!

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4.) Carefully remove the bag from the microwave! Watch out for escaping steam!

Voila! Perfect popcorn – and not a single kernel usually stays un-popped for me!

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Now that you have the basics down, you can go experimenting!

One of my favorites currently is to add 1 tbsp of fresh, finely grated Parmesan as soon as I open the bag with the steaming popcorn, shaking it around while the popcorn is still in the bag and hot. Yum!

Another one is adding some Truvia and cinnamon for a faintly sweet treat.

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3 Responses to Make your own microwave popcorn!

  1. Kate says:

    What a great tip! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Nancy says:

    The olive oil is a great choice. Sounds yummy.

  3. Ginger says:

    Sounds good! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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