Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Make your Own Microwave Popcorn!

Home made Microwave Popcorn
Popcorn is a healthy whole grain food, and a great snack.

Microwave Popcorn on the other hand, has so much added junk (generally speaking - I haven't researched every brand), that I tend to think of it as a heart-attack-in-a-bag. Add to that the price that is many times what it costs to make at home, and the added environmentally-unfriendly packaging . . . Well, let's just say I'm really glad I found out how to make my own!

Homemade Microwave Popcorn Bag, ready to go in Microwave

In fact, saying I make my own is a bit of a stretch. Actually, my little daughter insists on doing most of it : )

Microwave Popcorn
Open a new paper lunchbag
Put in 1/4 cup dry, unpopped Popcorn
Tape shut with non-metallic tape (like masking tape or freezer tape)
Lay in microwave, and turn on High for 2 minutes or "Popcorn" setting if you have one.
Stay nearby and listen. When popping slows so that there is 2 seconds between pops, turn it off.
(This seems to burn a little more easily than
the commercial stuff, so watch & listen carefully)

Open carefully so as not to burn yourself with steam.
Pour into bowl & eat.

You can season after popping if you desire. I usually spray on a bit of Olive oil from my fill-your-own sprayer, and add salt.

This is being shared on The Thrifty Home's Penny Pinching Party


  1. I'm sending this post to my boot-campers. I will be trying this method this week.

  2. I make this all the time! We are a big popcorn family too. One thing I have had to do is place my bag in a microwave safe bowl because for whatever reason, my bags keep getting holes in the bottom and popcorn kernels were being sprayed all over the microwave!

  3. I mentioned your blog on my latest post, check it out.

    1. Thanks a bunch - I really appreciate the shout-out! Your non-GMO popcorn review there is really cool, too! : )


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