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Popcorn: Hot Air Popped...a whole grain, low fat, low calorie snack!

Updated on May 29, 2013

Hot Air Popcorn oil needed.

Hot Air Popcorn Popper.
Hot Air Popcorn Popper. | Source

A Healthy Choice Snack...

  • Whole Grain -- just 3 cups of popped popcorn provides one serving of whole grain.

  • Energy -- B-complex vitamins provide the body with energy more efficiently, in order to function properly. We all could use more energy.

  • Low Calorie -- when corn kernels are popped with hot air, instead of oil.

  • Creates Laughter -- Enjoyable, fun to make, fun to eat!

How did you like it?

4.5 stars from 2 ratings of Popcorn...Hot Air Popped

SO FLUFFY! Easy to make...great just plain.

Just popcorn..So simple, yet amazing! Nothing Else! Make it yourself in a hot air popper--pops kernals with hot air, no oil needed.

Know what's in it?...that's right, just kernals of corn for popping --no other ingredients or additives. Yes, it's simple, low fat, and low calorie and provides vitamins our bodies need to function properly; provides energy. Three cups of popped popcorn count as one serving of whole grain. (see info. on whole grain, below).

Popcorn made this way, has a wonderful, pure taste when eaten just plain. If you must add butter or salt, that's up to you. Of course, this changes the low fat, low calorie statement.. (Oils and butter tend to make it soggy and it shrinks, too.)

Fun to make---Kids love to hear the popcorn popping, and the popcorn pouring into the bowl -- so entertaining for them, as well as a good snack. Make it and put on their favorite dvd. You will be sure to have a few minutes to yourself, but may need to vacuum afterwards.

Cook Time

  • Prep time: 2 min
  • Cook time: 3 min
  • Ready in: 5 min
  • Yields: 18 cups of warm, fluffy popcorn.


You may refer to the instructions included with the hot air popper. You can make as little or as much as you like. Suggestion: Use in trail mix, or make popcorn balls, great for any age!

Using a "Hot Air Popper" for making popcorn: Ingredient/Instructions

  • 4 ounces Popping corn, Use the measuring cup included with the hot air popper
  • (Optional: 1/4 cup) Butter, real butter or margarine, melt by heat during popping, cup included with the hot air popper
  • (Optional: 1 pinch) Salt, (leave out if on low sodium diet)

IMPORTANT FACTS: Popcorn is a whole grain food...

Considered to be whole grain since it contains all three parts of the grain --- the bran, endosperm and germ. Whole grains, including popcorn, contain B-complex vitamins; those specifically found in popcorn are thiamine or B1, riboflavin or B2, vitamin B6 and niacin. Popcorn also contains trace amounts of the B vitamin folate, or folic acid. According to the American Cancer Society, B vitamins perform many important functions of the body and in preventing disease. The B-complex vitamins' most important role lies in helping the body produce energy efficiently.

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Think Twice...

Next time you get a craving for popcorn, you may think twice before you reach for the microwave popcorn or the one that requires oil, or even "movie" popcorn. So many additives.

Keep it simple...just corn kernels...popped with hot air...can't get any easier than that...your body will thank you for it.


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      lupine 3 years ago

      Nell, I love popcorn too. Thank you for reading & your funny comment. Great to hear from you! Take care my friend.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      I love popcorn! the usual ones I just put in the micro, one day I forgot to turn it down and next second, bang! lol! it went everywhere! great hub, voted up!

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      Kenneth Avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dearest lupine,

      Awww, how sweet. Seriously. I'm really blushing. Thank you, lupine, for making my night.


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      lupine 4 years ago from Southern California (USA)

      I will Kenneth, anytime...

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      Kenneth Avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dear lupine,

      My Dear Friend,

      You're most welcome. I meant every word. And you, young lady, keep in touch with me anytime.

      I love it.

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      lupine 4 years ago from Southern California (USA)

      Kenneth, my friend,

      Thank you for reading my hub and your awesome comment...loved it! I hope you made some popcorn after reading this. Wow, another thing we have in common. Keep in touch anytime.

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      Kenneth Avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dearest lupine,

      Bravo! Loved it like I knew I would. Spot-on. Voted up and all across. One error: this hub made me HUNN---GRRRY,

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      lupine 4 years ago from Southern California (USA)

      You're welcome Mhatter, thanks for the read. I do recommend the hot air popper, you can get it for about $17.-$20. It's fast and inexpensive - have warm fluffy popcorn anytime. (Try to avoid the dept. stores that sell it for $25. and over.)

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. I'm a pop corn lover. I should invest in a hot air popper