Healthy Homemade Microwave Popcorn

by Sherri on January 18, 2014 · 9 comments · Appetizers, Clean Eating, Simple Recipes


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Healthy Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Did you know that you can make your own Homemade Microwave Popcorn…in a simple brown paper lunch bag??

We have been making it this way for over a year and although I was a skeptic at first to try it, we absolutely are obsessed with it now. :-)

AND it is so much CHEAPER and HEALTHIER!

All you need is a basic brown lunch bag and 1/4 cup of popcorn kernels. That’s it!  And a microwave, of course.  No oil, nothing! I re-use the brown bag at least 3 -4 times as well.

Follow these simple steps:

1.  Scoop 1/4 cup of any popcorn kernels into the brown lunch bag.

2.  Fold down the top of the lunch bag several times.

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3.  Put the bag in the microwave on it’s side (I have also put it in standing up and it’s worked just as well).

4.  Either hit your “popcorn” button on your microwave or cook for about 3 – 3 1/2 minutes.   I use the same theory as store bought boxed bags and cook until you can count a second or 2 between pops.

5.  Empty into your bowl immediately and top with your favorite toppings!  We love it with Olive Oil or Coconut Oil drizzled over it and Himalayan Pink Sea Salt (from Trader Joe’s)   YUMMY!

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

What do you like on your popcorn??

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Carole January 19, 2014 at 5:24 pm

I’ve heard this method many years ago but was warned that the bag could catch on fire so was afraid to try it.

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Sherri January 19, 2014 at 9:10 pm

Oh I’ve never heard that. I can attest to never having any issues in several years of making it this way. Only yumminess :-)

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Teresa February 3, 2014 at 7:33 pm

Checked… simply delicious, healthy and ecological

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Jill March 24, 2014 at 9:38 pm

So excited to try this! I usually just do mine on stove top with coconut oil and salt. Try adding Nutritional Yeast Flakes to your popcorn when it’s done. It is my 8 and 5 year old’s FAVORITE popcorn topping!:)

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Charliene July 29, 2014 at 2:00 am

WHAT?! I can’t believe that just worked! I read this and immediately went into the kitchen and made some. Didn’t even feel like having any – gave it to the kids. That was so easy. I cannot believe this. lol Thanks!

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Sherri July 29, 2014 at 9:16 am

Isn’t it the best! So glad you tried it! :-)

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Carolyn September 24, 2014 at 1:30 pm

My kids are addicted to microwave popcorn! I will have to try this after we have finished our box!

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