Tastey Homemade Popcorn!

Popcorn is so tastey on so many levels! Its a crunchy, buttery, salty delight! Who can go to the movies and not buy a bag of popcorn (with added butter of course!) I am not a fan of store bought popcorn – it always seems like it is missing something. I use to use an air popper to make homemade popcorn. And then my sister-in-law told me about making it in a pot with coconut oil. She promised me it would taste “as good as the stuff from the movie theatre.” I wasn’t so sure – but with some trial and error it is as good if not better than the “stuff from the movie theatre.”

Popcorn is a well loved food. It is promoted as a low calorie, high fibre food. Its easy to make and a simple snack that everyone enjoys!

Coconut oil is perplexing. Its hard to know which brand is best. I have bought some based on the pretty packaging, other times it is based on price. Many never seem to even have a smell of coconut and sometimes I wonder if it is even really 100% coconut oil. At first I never noticed the big deal with making popcorn with coconut oil…but that all changed with the right coconut oil!

I recently purchased PC virgin coconut oil. One reason I selected it was that it was on sale for only $11 for a 860ml jar. A great bargain compared to the other options at the grocery store. When I opened it, I instantly smelled wonderful coconut. And the hint of coconut was evident on the popcorn – it is as good if not better as the “stuff from the movie theatre.

Homemade Popcorn Recipe:

You need: Coconut oil, popcorn, medium sized pot, salt & butter (optional)

1) Put a good scoop of coconut oil in the medium sized pot. (approximately 1/3 cup) you want enough to coat the bottom. A bit extra is fine as it will just help give the popcorn flavour and some coating. Add one popcorn kernel in the pot. Turn the stove on to medium-high heat to melt the oil and to get the kernel to pop. Dont forget to put the lid on it!

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2) Once the kernel pops it means the pot is hot enough to make popcorn! Put a layer of popcorn kernels in the pot and cover. let it pop away until it popping slows to almost stops. Turn off the stove and remove from heat.

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3) Pour pot of popcorn in a bowl. Season as desired. I still like to add a bit of salt and melted butter 🙂

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Enjoy!

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