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Home-Made (Coconut Oil) Popped Popcorn in 4 Minutes!

by Arielle J on December 22, 2011


When I was younger, my family and I were HUGE fans of microwavable popcorn.

Everyday I would pop some in the microwave
after school and on the weekends, I would eat it with friends while watching
“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”.

I even remember standing in front of the microwave as I watched
the bag expand and getting so excited when I would hear the first

It was so fun…until I read about the dangers of microwaves
{see below} .

Through the years, I’ve learned that making your own popcorn is so much more fun and just as easy as popping it in the microwave. It also tastes WAY more fresh and delicious.

Here’s my simple popcorn recipe:

Home-Made Popped Popcorn
– 2 tbs coconut oil
– 1/3 cup (non GMO) organic popcorn kernels
sea salt (to taste)

1. Add coconut oil and popcorn to a pot (a high pot with a heavy bottom is ideal).
2. Stir around the popcorn making sure each kernel is coated with coconut oil.
3. Set the pot over medium heat and cover.
4. Shake the pot as soon as they start to pop,
to keep them from sticking to the bottom of the pot and burning.
5. Pop for about 4 minutes, or until most of the kernels have popped (when you hear more than 5 seconds between each pop thats a sign that they’re done).
6. Un-cover, sprinkle with sea salt and voila. Perfectly popped,
delicious, home-made popcorn!

*Makes about 4 cups of popped popcorn.

Watch the video from my cooking show here: How to Make Healthy Home-made Popcorn

P.S. Did you know? Corn and popcorn is hard to digest for some people and in some countries like Italy, corn is known to be the “food for the pigs!” You would never see corn on the cob at an Italian dinner or popcorn in an Italian’s pantry!

P.P.S. Did you know? The 10 dangers of microwaves and the main reasons I turned microwave into a spice rack here.

Craving more popcorn recipes? Check these out: Healthy CrackerjacksCinnamon-Sugar PopcornChocolate Popcorn. YUM!

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