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Homemade Brown-Bag Microwave Popcorn

Recipes so tasty you will want to eat your fill—and so healthy you actually can!

This homemade, low-fat, low-sodium popcorn that tastes so much better than what you can buy in the store!

This homemade, low-fat, low-sodium popcorn that tastes so much better than what you can buy in the store!

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Nothing goes with Netflix better than a huge bowl of warm popcorn. I prefer mine slightly salty with just a hint of buttery flavor. After multiple trials, and subsequent errors, I scored with this recipe. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup popcorn
  • 1 tablespoon vegan buttery spread (I like to use Earth Balance)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Morton's Lite Salt (Why use Lite Salt?)
Ingredients

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add popcorn to a brown-bag lunch sack. Fold down the bag to the level of the popcorn inside. (This will help keep your sack closed as the corn pops.)
  2. Microwave for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. (Note: Microwaves vary in wattage. Mine is 1000W, and 2.5 minutes works perfectly. You may need to adjust this time either up or down slightly to accommodate a more or less powerful microwave. Also, you should expect to see a significant number of unpopped kernels. However, increasing the cook time to pop more will result in burnt popcorn.)
  3. In a large bowl, microwave the buttery spread for 30 seconds, or until melted.
  4. Add the salt to the butter and stir until dissolved.
  5. Add popped popcorn, lightly scoop, and toss thoroughly to coat.

Photo Guide

Fold down the top of the brown paper bag.

Fold down the top of the brown paper bag.

After popping, the bag will look like this.

After popping, the bag will look like this.

Dissolve the salt in the melted butter spread

Dissolve the salt in the melted butter spread

Scoop and toss the popcorn

Scoop and toss the popcorn

© 2017 Stacy Becker

Comments

Tom Lohr from Magdalena, NM on December 09, 2017:

Looks pretty delish.