Coconut Popcorn

Growing up in a household that watched lots of movies, I have an everlasting affinity for richly flavored theatre popcorn. I delight in the perfect ratio of crunch, buttery goodness, and salty accents. Since I try to avoid soybean oil, canola oil, and the carcinogenic TBHQ used in microwave popcorn, I started making local popcorn on the stovetop with butter or olive oil.

When a friend described working in a movie theater that used coconut oil, I decided to give it a try. And I have never gone back.

Coconut oil popcorn.

Popcorn glazed with coconut oil tastes amazing.

Making a lot of popcorn, I purchased a small air popper. It can fill a bowl with popcorn in under three minutes. Beyond saving time, the air popper also conserves energy and oil used to heat kernels on the stovetop.

1/2 cup of popcorn kernels can be ready in three minutes with the help of an air popper.

1/2 cup of popcorn kernels can be ready in three minutes with the help of an air popper.

Once the kernels get rolling in the air popper, I spoon out a tablespoon (or more) of coconut oil to melt over medium low heat. The coconut oil imparts a buttery flavor tinged with sweet coconut hues.

Melt coconut oil on medium low heat.

Melt coconut oil on medium low heat.

Drizzle coconut oil on popcorn.

Drizzle coconut oil on popcorn.

I use pink Himalayan salt for the richer mineral content. Sea salt works well too.

Add salt to popcorn.

Add salt to popcorn.


Coconut oil popcorn.
Coconut Popcorn
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
1 bowl 1 minute
Cook Time
2 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 bowl 1 minute
Cook Time
2 minutes
Coconut oil popcorn.
Coconut Popcorn
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
1 bowl 1 minute
Cook Time
2 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 bowl 1 minute
Cook Time
2 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: bowl
Instructions
  1. Heat popcorn kernels in an air popper.
  2. Melt coconut oil over medium low heat.
  3. Drizzle melted oil over bowl of popcorn.
  4. Sprinkle with salt.
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