; Print

Healthy, Homemade Popcorn

Forget the bagged stuff! Make your own healthy, homemade popcorn.

Making homemade popcorn is easy and totally worth it. Here’s how you do it.




  1. Place preferred oil in a large pan and turn up to medium heat.
  2. When oil is heated, add popcorn kernels and tilt pan to spread around.
  3. Cover with lid. Allow to fry, occasionally shaking the pan around to redistribute.
  4. After a few minutes, you’ll hear the kernels popping. Keep shaking the pan intermittently.
  5. When the popping slows to one or two pops every 3-5 seconds, turn off the burner and move the pan to the other burner to cool it off. Watch carefully – popcorn can burn quickly. Better to undercook rather than overcook!
  6. Carefully vent the lid to allow the steam to escape. When it seems the popping’s finished, transfer to large bowl. Sprinkle with sea salt, if desired.


This is a base recipe – add your favorite flavorings to make it totally yours. Some suggestions are: