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Homemade Popcorn-The Healthy Way

Updated on June 15, 2014

Over the years, like many, I have enjoyed my microwave popcorn as an evening snack. It was easy, low calorie with little or no clean-up. After doing a little research about the health dangers of microwave popcorn, I've decided to fore-go the convenience for a healthy and natural popcorn snack. It's quite easy and takes hardly any time at all.

All you need is a large saucepan with lid, plain popcorn kernels and a small amount of oil. This popcorn is made right on the stove top just like in the "old days". The nicest part is that you can eat your popcorn plain or season it any way you like. When done, just let the pan cool and wipe out with a paper towel. It's then ready for the next use.

Serving Size

Serves: Varies


  • 2 tbls. peanut oil or oil of choice
  • 1/2 cup popping corn
  • salt or other seasonings, to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan or dutch oven at medium-high heat.
  2. Add a few popcorn kernels to test the heat of the oil.
  3. When those start popping add the remaining 1/2 cup of popcorn. Shake pan lightly to even out popcorn.
  4. Cover with lid.
  5. Continue to shake pan as the kernels pop.
  6. When the kernels have almost stopped popping (about 3 seconds in between), remove from heat.
  7. Season, if desired.


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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Very nice, I take a large brown lunch bag, add about 1/3 cup of popcorn, fold the bag tight at the top, in the microwave for about 1 minute and 40 seconds. I'm going to try yours!! Thanks