I am always looking for the perfect, yummy, snack that King and I can share after he gets home from preschool. Why make a snack if you can’t eat it too!? One of King’s favorite things is popcorn so I wanted to figure out how to make a healthier homemade microwave popcorn version for him that we can whip up anytime.
I knew when it came to making a healthier homemade microwave popcorn that I wanted to use coconut oil instead of butter. Coconut Oil is the perfect organic substitute. I was at Target recently and saw that there is Crisco® Refined Coconut Oil so you can add it to your recipes without the flavor or aroma of coconut. It is perfect for making homemade microwave popcorn and using it in so many different recipes. Unrefined Coconut Oil has the taste and aroma of coconut to it so if you don’t want that flavor in your recipe Unrefined Coconut Oil is the perfect choice for you! Target even has a Cartwheel offer right now so you can snag it for 25% off now through October 7th!
HOMEMADE MICROWAVE POPCORN INGREDIENTS:
Crisco® Refined Coconut Oil
Paper Bag or Microwave Popcorn Container
1 – Take a 1/4 cup of popcorn kernels and put them into your bag or popcorn container.
2 – Add in a tablespoon of Crisco® Refined Coconut Oil. We put ours on the top of our microwave popcorn bowl, but you can put it in the bag too.
3 – Place in the microwave for 1 minute & 30 seconds to 3 minutes or until there is 1-2 seconds between pops.
4 – Remove from microwave and salt to your desired taste!
I love that this homemade microwave popcorn is the perfect snack that King can help me make after he gets home from preschool. It is super quick and simple to make and I know that I am giving him a good healthier option when it comes to after school snacks. Plus it is such a yummy snack that we love to eat it together and talk about his day.
I would love to hear what snacks you like to make for your littles when they get home from school. I love to switch it up and am always looking for new ideas!