Throw away those store bought bags of microwave popcorn and enjoy the homemade version for a healthy snack.  The homemade version tastes so much better and is a much better option for your health.  Have you ever looked at the ingredient list for a bag of microwave popcorn?  There are several unhealthy additives that are best avoided.

Did you know that you can freeze popcorn?  It’s true!  I recently started making a big batch of popcorn and freezing it.  Then I pull out a little bit here and there for the kids’ school snacks or lunches.

Stovetop Popcorn

Stove Top Popped Popcorn with Coconut Oil

Ingredients:

3 T coconut oil
1/2 cup popcorn
sea salt

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All you need is popcorn, coconut oil and sea salt.

Directions:

1.  You will need a large enough pan to allow the kernels to spread out evenly in one layer on the bottom of the pan.  Use a larger pan if you need to double the recipe.
2.  Melt the oil on medium to medium-high heat.  Put one kernel in the pan and cover.
3.  Allow the oil to get hot and watch for the kernel to pop.  Once it pops, quickly add the other kernels and cover.  The popcorn will start popping quickly.

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4.  Move the pan back and forth over the stove to allow equal heating of the pan.  Once the popping stops quickly dump the popcorn into a large bowl.  Top with sea salt and enjoy!

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Did you know that you can freeze popcorn?  I always make an extra batch and freeze it in a large freezer-safe bag.  Then I pull some out when it need it for the boys’ snacks or lunches.

2 thoughts on “Stove Top Popped Popcorn with Coconut Oil

  1. Started doing this when dairy left for one of the girls. They enjoy the experience now just as much as the popcorn. 🙂

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