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Air Popped Microwave Popcorn


  • Author: Sloan
  • Prep Time: 1 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x

Description

Air-popped microwave popcorn is a healthy snack that is simple to make and done in less than 10 minutes. Made in the microwave with no added oil, the kernels come out perfect every time - season with your favorite oil or seasoning blend to kick up the flavor.


Ingredients

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  • 1/4 cup popcorn kernels 
  • Oil of choice - Melted butter, ghee, or extra virgin olive oil 
  • Seasoning - Salt or your favorite popcorn seasoning blend

Instructions

  1. Place the kernels in a large glass or ceramic bowl and cover with a tight-fitting plate or lid. 
  2. Place in the microwave and set the time for 6 minutes. {The cooking time will vary with every microwave.} 
  3. Cook until the popping slows to 2-3 seconds between pops, stop the microwave and remove the bowl. {The bowl and lid will be very hot. Use caution when removing!}
  4. Place the popcorn in a large bowl and drizzle on butter or oil of choice. Toss to coat evenly. 
  5. Season with your favorite seasonings and toss again. 
  6. Serve and enjoy! 

Notes

Stovetop Directions: To start, heat a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high. Add 1-3 tablespoons oil and 2-3 corn kernels to the pan. Cover with a lid. Once the kernels pop, add the remaining popcorn and shake the pan to coat with oil. Cover the pan with a lid, slightly ajar, to allow steam to escape. Shake the pan during the cooking process to prevent kernels from burning on the bottom of the pot. When popping slows to about 2-3 seconds apart, remove the pan from heat. Pour into a large bowl and top with the desired amount of melted butter or oil and the Smoky Cheddar Popcorn Seasoning. Toss to coat popcorn evenly.

  • Category: snack
  • Method: microwave
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: microwave popcorn, air-popped popcorn, healthy popcorn