Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Healthy Alternative.

In our house, popcorn is a HUGE hit. Homemade popcorn, microwave popcorn, store baught, it honestly doesn't matter. We love all different kinds of popcorn. We love seasoned popcorn, sweet popcorn, salty popcorn, etc. We just simply LOVE popcorn.

A few days ago, over at "Adventures in Diapering and Beyond", Morgan post a recipe for her version of homemade microwave popcorn that is not only simple, but it's pretty dang delicious. I tried my version of it, this evening and I do have to say, it's about as good as you can get. Well, better, actually! It's low in fat and doesn't have ANY of the chemicals in it, that standard microwave/store bought popcorn does. Here's a quick and EASY recipe for you to try:

Homemade Microwave Kettle Corn

2 Small Paper Sacks
1 Stapler
1/4 Cup Popcorn Kernels
1 Teaspoon Canola Oil
1 Tablespoon Sugar

1. Open 1 paper sack and place popcorn kernels, oil and sugar inside.
2. Fold the top of the sac down, twice, then staple to keep closed.
3. Shake bag to mix ingredients.
4. Microwave for approx 3 minutes, or until popping slows and bag seems full.
5. Open bag (be careful of HOT steam!) and pour into the second bag.

*the reason you move from one bag to the other is because the first bag soaks up most of the oil during cooking*

You can also try just plain ol popcorn kernels in the bag, as well. It WILL work without the oil. You can also try seasoning with a few different ingredients when it's done popping, too. Such as:

Garlic Salt and Parmesan Cheese
Salt and Pepper
Any seasoning that you happen to enjoy!



  1. Great idea! Popcorn is a huge hit at our place, too. Is it safe to put staples in the microwave though?..

  2. Mmmm, kettle corn sounds so good! Thanks for the tip on adding sugar! I will have to try that soon.

  3. I was thinkign this sounded good, but wondering about the staples too...


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