Homemade Popcorn Recipe

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I know, it’s so easy now to just use microwave popcorn, why would you ever need to make your own popcorn on the hob?! Well, having started Weight Watchers Simple Start in January for a little weight loss I was amazed to find out that homemade popcorn with certain flavourings is a ‘Filling & Healthy’ food. This means that I can eat it until I’m full! Stovetop popcorn is great treat that I can basically eat as much as I like of – Result!

Homemade Popcorn
Homemade Popcorn

When should you make Homemade Popcorn?

So I had to learn how to make popcorn at home, and because it is so incredibly easy I thought I’d share it with you! Popcorn is such a nice treat when watching a movie but is also a great snack to have at any time of the day. It can be added to lunch boxes, taken on a picnic or just put in a bowl in the middle of the table to share and enjoy.

What is the best way to make homemade popcorn?

Over the years we have tried quite a few popcorn makers but have always come back to making it on the hob. It’s just so easy! But, if you want to know how to make popcorn in microwaves then I would invest in a special microwave popcorn maker to make really good homemade microwave popcorn.

Making popcorn has now turned into a really fun activity that the whole family can enjoy together and we’re always looking for the perfect popcorn flavours too. We’ll report back any new favourite flavours we discover!

How to flavour popcorn?

You can flavour homemade popcorn with anything you like from sweetener or powdered sugar to salt, spices, cinnamon seasoning or anything else you can think of. I know friends who have drizzled sauces and syrups over their popcorn or melted butter to add even more buttery loveliness to their popcorn batch.

The only limit where flavours are concerned is your imagination. When we’re not focused too much on popcorn as a healthy snack and just as an indulgent treat, we love homemade caramel popcorn – it’s just so good!

We use simple spray oil for our homemade popcorn but you can also try using vegetable oil, olive oil, coconut oil or even a nutty oil like almond oil if you wanted that would also add extra flavour to the popcorn.

Homemade popcorn doesn’t last very well – you should eat it as soon as you make it or keep it in an airtight container for picnics and packed lunches. If you’re looking for something to eat in a few days time make it fresh there and then – it’ll taste so much better!

Making stovetop popcorn, can be so healthy to eat and tastes great. It needs pretty much no prep time and really is one of life’s simple pleasures.

So here’s our Homemade Popcorn recipe – happy popping!

Ingredients

  • 50 g popping corn per serving. We usually do 100g at a time
  • Spray oil
  • Flavourings – Artificial sweetener salt, cinnamon or whatever else you feel like!

Instructions

  • Spray a large, lidded saucepan with oil – bottom and sides. A saucepan with a glass lid is great for this!
  • Heat the saucepan at full heat on the stove top hob and add the popping corn popcorn kernels. Put the lid on.
  • When the corn starts to pop, turn the heat down to halfway. This stops the corn from burning.
  • Give the saucepan a shake every so often whilst the kernels pop.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat when there’s a long gap between ‘pops’ and the popping slows.
  • Sprinkle flavouring over the popped popcorn whilst still in the saucepan, replace the lid and give it a good shake. Add more flavouring to suit your personal taste and transfer to a large bowl.

If you’d like to print or pin the Homemade Popcorn recipe for later you can do below. Enjoy!

Homemade Popcorn Recipe

There really is nothing like freshly made popcorn and it’s one the cheapest and healthiest snacks you can make.
Course Snack
Cuisine American, British
Keyword popcorn, snack, treat
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 50 g popping corn per serving. We usually do 100g at a time
  • Spray oil
  • Flavourings – Artificial sweetener salt, cinnamon or whatever else you feel like!

Instructions

  • Spray a large, lidded saucepan with oil – bottom and sides. A saucepan with a glass lid is great for this!
  • Heat the saucepan at full heat on the hob and add the popping corn. Put the lid on.
  • When the corn starts to pop, turn the heat down to halfway. This stops the corn from burning.
  • Give the saucepan a shake every so often.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat when there’s a long gap between ‘pops’.
  • Sprinkle flavouring over the popcorn whilst still in the saucepan, replace the lid and give it a good shake. Add more flavouring to suit your personal taste.

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Homemade Popcorn Recipe

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