Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Homemade popcorn is easy to do and far cheaper than throwing a processed bag into the microwave. Best of all, you can control the type and amount of seasoning.

2 servings
Preparation 2 min
Cooking 3 min

110 calories per serving 


Ingredients

1 tsp extra virgin olive oil   5 mL
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
1/4 cup popcorn kernels   50 g
2 tsp herbes de Provence   2 g

Before you start

Use a microwave safe bowl that is large enough to contain all the popped kernels (1/4 cup kernels yields about 6 cups of popped popcorn). If you use a glass bowl, make sure it is tempered glass and can handle the high heat.

A vented microwave food cover is needed for this recipe. If the lid isn't vented, intense heat can build up and cause the bowl to explode. Alternatively, you can cover the top of the bowl with parchment paper, secure it with a rubber band, and poke vent holes in the top with a knife.

Method

For more than 2 servings, depending on the size of your microwave oven, you may need to work in batches.

  1. Put the olive oil and a little salt in a microwave safe bowl. Add the popcorn kernels and stir so that the kernels get completely covered with the oil and salt mixture.
  2. Cover the bowl with the vented lid and microwave on 'High' for 3-4 min, or until popping slows to 1-2 seconds between pops. The time will vary depending on your microwave and bowl, so you may need to some trial-and-error testing with the first few batches to figure out how long it takes the popcorn to cook.
  3. Carefully remove the popcorn from the microwave oven (the bowl is hot!), sprinkle with the herbs, and serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (30g)

Amount

% DV*

* DV = Daily Value

Calories

110

Fat

2.5 g

4 %

Saturated 0.4 g
+ Trans 0 g

2 %

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

2 mg

0 %

Carbohydrate

20 g

7 %

Fibre

4 g

16 %

Sugars

0 g

Protein

3 g

Vitamin A

0 %

Vitamin C

0 %

Calcium

2 %

Iron

8 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 0 serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Claims

Free :
Cholesterol, Sodium, Sugar, Trans Fat
Low :
Saturated Fat
Source of :
Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin K, Zinc
Good source of :
Fibre
Diet-related health claims :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Snacks | Artery-healthy | Halal | Heart-healthy | High Fibre | Kosher | Low Cholesterol | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Vegan | Vegetarian | Microwave

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