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Homemade Brown-Bag Microwave Popcorn

Updated on December 4, 2017
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Recipes so tasty you will want to eat your fill—and so healthy you actually can!

This homemade popcorn tastes so much better than the packaged varieties. It is a snap to make and also happens to be low-fat, low-sodium, and vegan.
This homemade popcorn tastes so much better than the packaged varieties. It is a snap to make and also happens to be low-fat, low-sodium, and vegan.

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!

Everything Needed
Everything Needed

Parts & Parcels

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

Methods & Madness

1. Add popcorn to lunch sack. Fold down to the level of the popcorn inside. (This will help keep your sack closed as the corn pops.)

Before Popping
Before Popping

2. Microwave for 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

  • Microwaves vary in wattage. Mine is 1000W, and the above time is perfect for it. You may need to adjust this time either up or down slightly to accommodate a more or less powerful microwave.
  • Expect a significant number of unpopped kernels. Increasing the cook time to pop more will result in burnt popcorn.

After Popping
After Popping

3. In a large bowl, microwave the buttery spread for 30 seconds, or till melted. Stir in salt until dissolved.

Salt Dissolved In Melted Spread
Salt Dissolved In Melted Spread

4. Add popped popcorn, lightly scoop and toss thoroughly to coat.

Scoop and Toss
Scoop and Toss

Based on a 2-cup serving

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 54
Calories from Fat9
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 10 g3%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 32 mg1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

© 2017 Stacy Becker

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    • Tom Lohr profile image

      Tom Lohr 36 hours ago from Santa Fe, NM

      Looks pretty delish.