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Healthy Alternative to Microwave Popcorn

Posted by on Aug. 28, 2012 at 11:15 AM
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 I found this recipe on a blog over the summer.  You know that there are findings saying that microwave popcorn has a high amount of carcinogens etc.  Plus it can be expensive.

 

Well I tried out this recipe and it worked!!!!

Here's what you need:

1/4c. of popcorn kernals

2 tsp of olive or canola oil

1/4 tsp of salt (i used less than that)

Butter melted (if you want)

brown paper bags

 

Ok, in a bowl, combine popcorn and oil.  Pour into brown paper bag and keep it upright with the opening at the top.  Fold down the top of the bag several times.  Place in microwave standing up right.  Microwave on high for 2 minutes or until pops are more than 5 secs apart from each other.  when done, open bag and salt/butter as you please.

*always keep nearby when doing this as a precaution since the bag could catch fire...hasn't not happened to me***

***also, I'd put a microwave safe plate underneath the bag since the oil seeps through and it cuts down on the mess**

 

Enjoy

Hippy Chic~Yoga posing, vintage loving, baking, cooking, crafting, gardening, upcycling, reading, mommy of 3 and devoted wifey. 

by on Aug. 28, 2012 at 11:15 AM
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PoehlerBear1983
by Meghan on Aug. 28, 2012 at 12:05 PM
Tfs! My boys are popcorn obsessed. I am going to have to try this!
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batjmom
by Sarah on Aug. 28, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Yep we have done this. Quick and easy
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batjmom
by Sarah on Aug. 28, 2012 at 12:33 PM
My kids like fresh grated Parmesan and cracked black pepper on popcorn too
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Harris06
by Megan on Aug. 28, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Awesome! Thanks!!

nngmommy83
by on Aug. 28, 2012 at 12:48 PM

this sounds great!

soccerchik8287
by on Sep. 7, 2012 at 11:20 PM

hmmm sounds interesting!

Elyssa414
by Member on Sep. 7, 2012 at 11:23 PM
I don't have a microwave, but it's super easy to make popcorn on the stove too. :)
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timon95
by Betty on Sep. 7, 2012 at 11:30 PM

tfs

Lunabug2009
by on Sep. 8, 2012 at 9:13 AM

But does it taste as good as microwave popcorn?

sarah824
by on Sep. 8, 2012 at 3:31 PM

We might have to try this. We always have lots of microwave popcorn on hand though because DS sells it for Cub Scouts. 

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