Popcorn used to be my favorite snack as a kid, definitely being eaten daily after school, and sometimes willingly being subbed out for meals. Did anyone else have such an obsession with the kettle corn microwavable packs? Seriously, I love popcorn.
I was heartbroken after reading Food Babe’s article on Why Microwave Popcorn Is An Absolute Health Nightmare, so I quickly made the switch to air popping my own. It took some time to get used (i.e. burning a lot of batches), but have finally been able to reproduce microwavable kettle corn on a healthier, tastier level.
Popcorn is a great low calorie snack, quick to make, and easy to take on the go or smuggle into movie theaters. Make sure the kernels you purchase are Non GMO & Organic. Genetically modified corn is a horrendous ingredient and should really be avoided altogether. If you haven’t seen & rented the documentary Genetic Roulette, it’s a must watch.
What a great excuse to eat some popcorn, ay?
Not to mention the kettle corn sold at the fair…. So good, yet I can’t help but think of how sugary each bite of that stuff is. Really, who needs to eat a bag of popcorn 1/3 of their body height anyway?
Using coconut crystals keeps the sugar content low on this kettle corn, with only 4 grams per tablespoon. Feel free to use more or less, depending on your own body’s response to sugar.
We purchased 3 lbs. for $12, so it’s a pretty inexpensive switch to make in your own kitchen.
Homemade Kettle Corn
+ 1/3 c. non-gmo popcorn kernels
+ 2 tbs. coconut oil (use more as drizzle after popped, if desired)
+ 3-4 tbs. coconut sugar crystals
+ salt, if desired
+ large saucepan & lid
1. Heat coconut oil in pan w/ lid on.
2. Pour kernels in oil when it starts bubbling.
3. Wearing oven mitts, hold pan and gently shake the kernels,
making sure they don’t burn.
4. Continue shaking as they pop.
5. Turn off heat before the last kernel pops
& drizzle in melted coconut oil or grass fed butter.
6. Sprinkle coconut crystals and a dash of salt.
7. Shake some more.
Be sure to also try Food Babe’s Superfood Popcorn and let me know what other combinations to try.