Did you know that you can make your own microwave popcorn at home? Microwave popcorn at the store is around $.99 for 3 bags at WinCo. It’s delicious but in an effort to move away from processed foods I needed to find an alternative. I have tried the stove top method but I’m always afraid of catching something on fire or burning the popcorn. I’m thrilled about this new microwave method.
Here’s what you need to make your own microwave popcorn:
- 1 brown lunch sack
- 1/4 cup popcorn (look for organic varieties at New Seasons, Whole Foods, or another natural foods store)
- any toppings you would like (melted butter, coconut oil, salt, sugar, etc.)
Empty 1/4 cup popcorn into the bag. Fold the bag over tightly 3 times (no need for staples). Microwave around 2-3 minutes depending on your microwave. I used our popcorn setting at 2 minutes 15 seconds and it turned out perfectly. Listen for 1 pop every 3 seconds and you’re finished. Dump out of the bag into a bowl and top with whatever you like. We chose melted butter and kosher salt. Delicious!
You can reuse the bag for a second batch, just make sure the bag has cooled down. It’s important to pay attention to the bag as it’s cooking to make sure it doesn’t set on fire.
Has anyone else tried this method? What are your favorite toppings?