DIY – make your own popcorn in paper bag with a microwave

04/03/2012 4:00 pm · 7 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

Make your own healthy popcorn in your microwave with bulk popcorn kernels. It is a thrifty way to have healthy and very delicious popcorn.

All too often we grab those microwave popcorn boxes that are “butter” flavored because they were on sale. Have you ever seen the ingredient list? Arghh…

Make Your own microwave popcorn

To make this yummy and thrifty popcorn all you need is:

  • 1/4 cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 tsp Olive oil, or other healthy oil. (teaspoons)
  • 1/4 salt (optional)
  • one lunch sack size brown paper bag

In the paper bag, add the popcorn, pour the oil over the popcorn in the bag. Next add the salt, and fold over the top of the bag at least twice. Shake the bag to coat the popcorn. Place the bag on a paper plate, or napkin. Cook on high for 2-3 mins, or until there is a 2-3 second pause as the popcorn popping is slowing down.

Carefully pull out, and pour into a bowl… and enjoy healthy and thrifty Do It Your self popcorn in a microwave!

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7 comments
Katie
Katie

Sarah, You're a genius!

A Thrifty Mom
A Thrifty Mom

Do I have an accent??? Lol I sound the same as most people in Idaho...lol :)

A Thrifty Mom
A Thrifty Mom

This was popcorn I bought from the Boy Scouts as a fundraiser...

Lachelle
Lachelle

What brand of popcorn did you use? I have gotten popcorn at Winco out of the bulk but don't really care for it.

Em Fox
Em Fox

YAY! Microwave popcorn is in the top 10 list of foods you should never eat (I can't remember the source, but it was reputable)! The plastic leeching into the popcorn + the chemicals in the flavoring...so gross. That's even for organic microwave popcorn!! You can make this with coconut oil to for a slightly different, yummy, taste!

Tonya
Tonya

Thanks for sharing!!! That was so simple and easy. BTW...love your little accent. It's so cute!

Jan
Jan

Sarah, This sounds so easy! We bought a bowl off of Amazon years ago it has saved us sooooooooooo much money! We spread the word to everyone. Make your own pita chips to simply cut up soft taco / burrito shells / spray with butter spray each side sprinkle with your favorite topping bake at 350 for 7 minutes I make cinnamon and sugar all the time they are so much cheaper than bagged snacks. The kids also eat some cereals as snacks that we get almost free. I don't really buy bagged snacks at all. We make almost everything very cheap plus it is healthier. You can even make soft dough pretzels.

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