If there is one thing I miss about the movie theater experience it’s scarfing down a bag of popcorn. What I didn’t enjoy was how I felt afterwards with all that artificial oil butter brewing in my belly. Once I became allergic to Soy, movie theater popcorn was out of the question. Although don’t think I went without a fight. I would try here and there to just eat a few and then end up eating half a bag and suffering with a sour stomach and a rash on my face and body. NOT WORTH IT!!!

 

For some reason I just never really thought about popping my own straight from a bag of kernels. Microwave popcorn was always the go-to grab. Thankfully my super awesome Mom, also known as “Granny” to the kiddies, has made popping popcorn a Friday Night Tradition when she watches them. (As I have mentioned before, hubby and I lead a Youth Group on Friday Nights, so gracious Granny gives her grand-kiddies some love and popcorn each Friday.)

She loves it. They love it. We love it.

We are so thankful for having my mom around to do this. I seriously couldn’t ask for a better Nightime Nanny than her!!! :)

 

On to the Popcorn…

 

All You’ll Need:

Oil

I use Coconut, Olive, Grapeseed, and Canola if that’s all I have – the healthier the oil, the more nutritionally beneficial the popcorn will be. In the end it’s still healthier than the pre-packaged stuff! Coconut oil would #1.

Corn Kernels

Easily found at your local grocery section where all the other popcorn is. Organic is best if you can buy it since it is least likely to be GMO corn, otherwise what you find will work great.

Toppings

These can be anything you like from basic salt n’ pepper to buttery goodness & creative flavor inventions or even good ol’ plain. Some of my favorite topping creations below.

Instructions:

Pour 2 Tbsp of oil in a large pan or wide pot. Place 3 kernels in the center, put on lid, turn burner to Med-High. Once those 3 kernels have popped, add 1/3 cup kernels, cover with lid. When the sound of popping decreases to barely a couple pops (just like microwave popcorn) take off the lid carefully and toss popcorn in a large bowl. Eat plain or add toppings and ENJOY.

Topping Creations

My  F A V  #1

  • 1-2 Tbsp Butter, melted (for DF use Coconut Butter)
  • 1/2 Lime, squeezed
  • Dash or more of –
    • Salt
    • Pepper
    • AnchoChili Pepper OR Chipotle Pepper (2 diff tastes, depends on my mood)
    • Garlic Powder
    • Dried Cilantro

Mix melted butter and lime juice together and drizzle over cooked popcorn. Throw in the seasonings and toss popcorn to incorporate. DONE! Enjoy.

My  F A V  #2

  • 1-2 Tbsp Butter, melted (for DF use Coconut Butter)
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar in the RAW

Drizzle butter over cooked popcorn. Grind cinnamon and sugar in a coffee grinder, dash on and toss popcorn to incorporate. ENJOY. (I usually make a little batch of this and keep it in a baggie or canister on the counter so just grind as much or as little as you would like with whatever ratio of sugar to cinnamon tickles your fancy!)  🙂

 

Get Creative!

Use What You Like!

Try Something New!

 

 

 Feel Free to Share some of YOUR Favorite Topping Recipes Here too!!

 

From Homemade Caramel Popcorn to Spicy Hot Popcorn…the Popping Possibilities of Flavor-fullness are ENDLESS…

 

Pop Away!

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