How-To Make Popcorn

A lot of people don’t realize that popcorn is actually a whole grain, meaning it is unrefined and has all of the grain components, providing the most nutrients. If you make popcorn the “right way” then it is a great snack to have that’s packed with whole grains.

Most people buy bagged popcorn that is full of butter and chemical additives. Instead, pop your own with plain old popping corn kernels, and a brown paper bag! It is so quick, easy, and way less expensive than the pre-bagged microwave popcorn, and it so much better for you. By popping your own, you can control how much butter, how much salt, and how many additives you put in it.

See all the added ingredients in this bag of microwave popcorn? If you pop your own the only ingredient is popping corn!

So here is how you pop your own popcorn…

Step 1: 

For about one serving, use 1-2 Tbsp. of popping corn kernels, and dump it in a brown paper bag.

Step 2:
Roll up the bag, make sure you leave room for the corn to pop!
Step 3:
Put the bag into the microwave, and microwave it for about 1 minute and 45 seconds, or until you hear it stop popping.
Step 4:
Take the bag out of the microwave, and pour it in a bowl.
Step 5:
Flavor your popcorn! I love spraying mine with a little cooking spray (olive oil, or coconut oil) and sprinkling on some cinnamon. Other topping suggestions are sea salt, chili powder, parmesan cheese, cocoa powder, honey, garlic and basil. Get creative, and see what kind of toppings you can think of!
Step 6: 
Enjoy your deliciously natural, one-ingredient popcorn! (I chose to enjoy mine by the fire, yummmmm!)

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