Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Buttery Flavored Popcorn Without Butter

The past couple days here have been rainy and cold. When I was growing up my mom would make popcorn each time it rained and I want to keep the tradition going with my kids.

I also love popcorn, especially buttery, salty popcorn. However I don't always like using so much butter on my popcorn (or using the artificially flavored microwave stuff). So the last time I made popcorn I tried something different. I decided to try using coconut oil instead of butter and to my surprise the result tasted like buttered popcorn! Great! Coconut oil is a much healthier fat than butter (although I still use it often).

Here is what I used:


Organic popcorn purchased in bulk from my local health food store, Dr. Bronner's coconut oil (whole and unrefined), and Real Salt (a sea salt naturally containing minerals).

The popcorn popper I used is the one pictured below, but you can use an air popper or even just a plain brown lunch bag with popcorn kernels in it for the microwave like in this tutorial.

After the popcorn was popped I drizzled it with coconut oil (you may need to melt it, but mine was already liquid), stirred it with a butter knife (great when you have a very full bowl and don't want it to spill out), drizzled, stirred and drizzled and stirred again. I didn't measure though. Then I sprinkled with sea salt, stirred, sprinkled and stirred again.

I was so happy with the result! The kids and I shared it while snuggling under warm blankets and watching a movie.




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  1. We eat an embarrassing amount of popcorn in our house so I love this tip! Thank you so much!

  2. I'm vegan and am always trying to find alternatives to margarine, so this was great! tastes delicious too :)

  3. i can't eat butter so this was a good alternative plus i love coconut oil :)


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