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Homemade Microwave Popcorn Recipe

I love making homemade microwave popcorn for my kiddos.

It’s one of their favorite snacks and I love knowing exactly what ingredients are in it. It takes less than 5 minutes in the microwave and it’s so easy to make and less expensive than buying the microwavable bags at the store. Family movie nights…here we come!

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Homemade Popcorn

¼ C. popcorn kernels (we love Bob’s Red Mill white popcorn)

2 tbs. butter (you could also use coconut oil if you wish)

Directions –

#1. Add the ¼ C. of popcorn kernels to a large microwave safe dish. Next, add in the 2 tbs. of butter or coconut oil.

#2. Cover the dish – I typically use a small salad plate. If you don’t cover it popcorn will go everywhere.

#3. Place in the microwave and set the timer to 4 minutes. The first time making this, you will want to keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn. My popcorn is usually done between 4-5 minutes in our microwave. Any longer and it will burn.

You will have extra popcorn kernels but I love the half-cracked ones so my for me this was a bonus!

#4. Use pot holders to remove from the microwave as the dishes get HOT, I mean scalding HOT. Sprinkle with salt if you wish and let cool a few minutes before serving. I also transfer it to another bowl as needed for the kiddos.

Enjoy!homemade popcorn

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  1. I’m not a big fan of the microwave for cooking things. Did you know that in just about the same amount of time, you could put a little coconut oil (or oil of your choice) in a pot (with a lid), then cover the bottom of the pot with popping corn, and just shake the pot as it’s heating up, and in a few minutes, you’ll have real, heat-popped popcorn. It’s amazing. ans what’s nice, is that whatever you want to put on the popcorn, say salt, parmesan cheese, garlic, whatever… will stick a little better because of the oil. That’s how we used to make it before microwaves.

  2. thank you! i’ve got a lot of popcorn that i can send with my daughter to college

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