Quick Healthy Microwave Popcorn in a Brown Paper Bag

I love it when I can share a good hack and this is it for snacks. If you love homemade popcorn for a movie night this diy microwave popcorn is for you. Popcorn doesn’t have to be an unhealthy snack. With just simple ingredients you can make your own popcorn with no artificial flavors or artificial ingredients.

I LOVE Popcorn, but I hate all the toxic chemicals and unhealthy ingredients that are in store-bought microwave popcorn. If you look at the ingredient list you will likely find palm oil, which is bad for you and “natural flavors” which are NOT natural. I once bought one of the things you put in your microwave to pop pop corn, but I hate to store this kind of tool.

Then I did an experiment. Could I just put popping corn in brown lunch bags with no oil and make my own microwaveable popcorn? YES it works like a charm. You can see for yourself here.

Here’s what you need:

  • Popcorn (I like to get Organic popcorn kernels that are non GMO)
  • brown bag (be sure to get a bigger size, like this one that is 6″W x 3 5/8″G x 11 1/16″, so you can fold the top over)
  • avocado oil spray or extra-virgin olive oil
  • a bit of salt – love this Redmond Real salt because it’s unrefined.

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The length of time in your microwave depends on your microwave. Let it pop until you don’t hear pops any more. For my microwave it’s about 3 1/2 minutes on high.

Just be sure you seal up the bag or it doesn’t work. This is my son’s favorite snack and he works at a movie theater where they have that all time favorite movie theater popcorn. This homemade microwave popcorn is the perfect crunchy snack and you are not going to believe how tasty it is. It is truly the best microwave popcorn and the only way we make popcorn anymore!

Ways to Spice Up Your Popcorn

If you don’t like regular popcorn, here are some ideas for how to give yourself a little variety.

  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Everything but the bagel seasoning
  • Chili lime seasoning
  • Sea Salt
  • Italian Seasoning

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