D.I.Y. Homemade Popcorn
The smell of popcorn brings back so many childhood memories. It takes me back to countless Friday nights on the couch watching Lifetime movies with my Mom. This was her absolute favorite snack! She made it fresh and would pour me a bowl, always a bit smaller of course, of fluffy goodness and we would cuddle up on the couch and enjoy. Unfortunately, nowadays, most of us are content to just pick up a box of microwave popcorn at the grocery store. Set your microwave on the ‘Popcorn’ setting and in 3 minutes, youre done! But your left with a greasy mess and an aftertaste of artificial butter and major salt.
I moved out of my Mom’s house about 5 years ago and it wasnt until recently this memory crossed my mind and I wanted to try it myself. I was amazed at how easy and ADDICTING it was! I have to keep myself from enjoying it EVERY night. What I love most is depending on your personal taste and what seasonings you have in your cabinet, you could literally have a different variation every night!
Making it yourself is super quick, way healthier, and tastes so much better! Not only that you can create memories that last a lifetime and can be carried on from generation to generation. Try a couple of my D.I.Y Homemade Popcorn recipes and see if I can’t make you a believer!
Prep Time: 3 mins Cook Time: 4-5 mins
Sweet Garlic Popcorn
What you Need:
1/4 cup Coconut Oil or Canola Oil
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1 tsp Garlic Salt
1 tblsp butter (optional)
1 tblsp of granulated sugar (optional)
5qt Heavy bottomed Pot with a lid
What to do:
1. Place the Coconut/Canola oil in the pot on Medium heat.
2. Wait about 2 mins and Place 1-3 popcorn kernels in the oil and cover with the lid.
3. When those kernerls have popped, add the remainder of your popcorn kernels. Shake pot to coat kernels. Cover, leaving lid slightly ajar so steam can escape.
4. Within minutes the kernels will begin to pop. Once the popping slows to a couple seconds in between, remove the pot from the heat. Transfer to a serving bowl.
If using butter, melt in a covered microwave safe bowl for 2o seconds.
Add garlic salt, butter, and granulated sugar if using. Remember you can always add more of any of the ingredients, just remember to start off lightly until you reach the desired amount.
Yields around 6 servings
For variations try these:
Original Butter: Start out with 1 tblsp of melted butter and add as much as you like to suit your tastes
Sweet and Salty: 1 1/2 tblsp granulated sugar and 1 tsp of Seasoned Salt and 1 tblsp of melted butter (optional)
Garlic Parmesean: 1 tsp garlic salt 3/4 cup grated parmesean and 1 tblsp of melted butter (optional)
What variations will you try? Next, I’m trying a spicy mix of Tumeric and Chili Powder :)