Popcorn can actually be a really healthy snack option if you avoid all the added butter. The best way to do that is to make homemade popcorn.
For years, I had an air popper. I recently bought a new one in a similar model, but it just didn’t work as well. It shot unpopped kernels all over my kitchen.
A few days ago I stumbled across a video on Tiktok of a woman making popcorn in the microwave using just a brown paper bag, kernels, & butter!!
I decided to try it. Adding the butter was just a complete mess. It completely soaked into the bag and left a butter residue in my microwave. BUT, then I tried it without the butter and success!
All you do is throw about 1/4 cup popcorn kernels in a brown paper bag, fold down the end a couple times & stick in the microwave for about 2 minutes.
After that you can add whichever toppings you want, whether that be melted butter, or my preference: Tapatío hot sauce.
This is so much easier than when I expected. I thought the only way to make homemade popcorn was either an air popper or on the stove with some oil. This dirties no pans!
- 1/4 c popcorn kernels
- Brown paper bag
- 1 tbs butter (optional)
- Add popcorn kernels to brown paper bag
- Fold paper bag closed roughly 3 times.
- Microwave for 2 minutes or less (remove when popping slows)
Add butter & salt before popping or after. Additional toppings include: Tapatío sauce if you like.
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