We love popcorn around here! Unfortunately, I spent way too many years eating microwave popcorn out of a bag. Most of it is high in sodium, high in fat (hello, 'movie theater butter' anyone?! eek!), and there are chemicals in the lining of the bag that I'd rather not chance vaporizing in to my food.
Luckily, I came across a great deal on a stove-top crank popcorn maker this year. (Our is similar to this one) We have gotten so much use out of that thing and the kids love helping me make popcorn! We heat up 1-2 tablespoons (a.k.a. a big spoonful) of organic coconut oil over medium heat with a few kernels of popcorn. Once the kernels pop we add in 2/3 Cup of kernels, close the lid, shake a little, then crank away. We like to do family movie night at the house so this popcorn maker makes an appearance fairly often.
Right now our favorite popcorn is the Amish Country Purple. I think I'll order this variety pack next time so I can try the Ladyfinger and Baby White as well. Yep, now I want to go make some popcorn....
- 2/3 Cup Popcorn Kernels
- 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
- Salt (we like Pink Himalayan Sea Salt)
- Place coconut oil in popcorn maker with 3 kernels and heat over medium heat.
- Once the 3 kernels have popped, add in remaining kernels.
- Shake the popcorn maker a few times and then periodically crank the handle.
- Once popcorn starts to pop, crank handle until the kernels are popping with 1-2 seconds in between.
- Remove from heat, top with salt, and enjoy!
- Topping the popcorn with nutritional yeast gives it a bit of a nutty, cheesy flavor.
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