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Homemade Microwave Popcorn

5 Reviews
80% would make this recipe again

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.

Preparation : 2 min Cooking : 3 min
110 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly
  • Artery-healthy
  • Heart-healthy

Ingredients

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

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

per 1 Serving (30g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

110

Fat

3 g

4 %

Saturated 0.4 g
+ Trans 0 g

2 %

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

0 mg

0 %

Carbohydrate

20 g

7 %

Fibre

4 g

16 %

Sugars

0 g

Protein

3 g

Vitamin A

1 %

Vitamin C

1 %

Calcium

1 %

Iron

7 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 0 serving
Grain Products : 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
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  :
Heart-healthy

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Fats ½

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5 Reviews (4 with rating only ) 80% would make this recipe again
beswicklj
october 15, 2014

Epic Fail !!!!! About 40% unpopped kernels.

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beswicklj
october 15, 2014

Epic Fail !!!!! About 40% unpopped kernels.

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