Popcorn is a perfect snack when it’s made appropriately. For those having difficulty getting enough fruits, veggies, and whole grains into their diet, popcorn is an excellent place to start. When it comes to movie theater popcorn, it doesn’t compare to the stuff you can make at home.

  • Author: Kim Nicholson



3 Tablespoons of canola or extra virgin olive oil

⅓ cup popcorn kernels

1 Tablespoon butter or more to taste (Optional)

Salt and seasonings to taste (We allow each person to add their own seasoning creations)


Heat the oil in a 3-quart thick-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat.

Put 2 or 3 popcorn kernels into the oil, and cover with a tight-fitting lid.
When you hear the popcorn kernels pop, add the rest of the popcorn in an even layer
Gently shake the pan back and forth over the burner to ensure all kernels are heated.

Once the popping slows to several seconds between pops, remove the pan from the heat:
Remove the lid, and dump the popcorn immediately into a wide bowl.
Melt butter in an empty hot pan:
If you are adding butter, you can easily melt it by placing it in the now empty, but hot pan.
If you let the butter get just a little bit brown, it will add an even more intense, buttery flavor to the butter and to your popcorn.

Just drizzle the melted butter over the popcorn and toss to distribute.

Sprinkle the popcorn with salt to taste
Add Spanish smoked paprika, nutritional yeast, cayenne powder, chili pepper, curry powder, cumin, grated Parmesan cheese, Spiceology makes fun toppings for popcorn.

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