Today is National Popcorn Day & I am too darn excited not to post something about it!
Being an enormous fan of popcorn & a health nut, I couldn't let this "holiday" go by without sharing my favorite healthy popcorn recipe.
If made properly, popcorn can be delicious & healthy. It's full of fiber, low in calories, gluten free, vegan, sugar free, low in fat, and high in satisfaction.
I prefer to use my cast iron pots / skillets to give myself a little dose of iron as well. But you can make this stove top in any of your favorite cook wear.
Start by heating the coconut oil until it is liquid. Drop 1 kernel popcorn in & wait for it to pop. This tells you the oil is hot enough to drop the rest of the kernels in. As soon as all kernels are in, cover the pot & shake the pot back & forth every 3 - 10 seconds. This will ensure the kernels cook evenly & don't burn. Keep it over heat until more than 3 seconds elapse between pops. Remove popcorn, place in a bowl & season with sea salt, pepper, or any other spice you prefer. (I use way more salt than this, but start small & add to be safe.)
The below ingredient amounts will yield 2 - 3 servings but double or triple it for more. Just be sure you have a pot large enough to hold the popcorn once it is completely popped.
1/2 tsp coconut oil
1/2 (70 g) popcorn kernals
1/2 tsp sea salt
pepper / other spices to taste
If I head to the movies, I make this & put it in my purse. If I just feel like a snack or light dinner, this is one of my go-to favorites.
If you seal it in an airtight container it can last up to 3 or 4 days. However, I can assure you, mine have never lasted that long!