Homemade Popcorn

3 Jul


We love popcorn, who doesn’t? Even more, I love the fact that popcorn is a whole grain and therefore fits into our whole foods diet! It is super easy to make healthy homemade popcorn, so please don’t ever buy those boxes of chemical and toxin filled popcorn that you find on the grocery store shelf again.

I read this tip on 100 Days of Real Food, and we have been enjoying healthy delicious popcorn ever since! All you need is a bag of organic popcorn kernels, and brown paper “lunch sack” bags. Since roughly 90% of corn in the United States contain GMOs, it is always best to go with organic popcorn kernels. Put 1/4 cup popcorn kernels in a brown paper bag, and fold the top of the bag over 4-5 times. Microwave as you would a store bought bag of popcorn. It takes about 2:00 minutes in my microwave, but the time will vary depending on your microwave so just listen for the popping to slow down. I put my popcorn in a big bowl, drizzle with 1 tablespoon melted butter (you could use olive oil instead), and sprinkle with salt to taste. So yummy! You could use other spices to create all kinds of flavors; salt and lime juice, salt and pepper, sugar and cinnamon, etc. Enjoy!


2 Responses to “Homemade Popcorn”

  1. Jane July 28, 2013 at 11:58 am #

    After 1 min 30 seconds some was burned and a lot wasn’t popped yet. Any thoughts?

    • tracy July 30, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

      Hmm…I have never had this happen. I have left it too long and burned it, or not left it long enough and had a lot of unpopped kernels, but never both. Maybe adjust the heat? If you are popping on high, maybe try popping on medium or low. Once I tried doing 1/3 cup of kernels instead of a 1/4 cup, and my bag ripped during popping so I think sticking with 1/4 cup of kernels is best. I hope that helps!

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