Coconut Oil Popcorn

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Healthy coconut oil popcorn makes the perfect guilt-free snack!
Coconut Oil Popcorn | Persnickety Plates

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you’ve heard me whining about not having power. It’s been out since Friday and our new restoration estimate is tonight at 11:30. We’ll see.

Coconut Oil Popcorn | Persnickety Plates

Besides it being dark, which is the obvious inconvenience, we’re going to have to throw away everything in our fridge and freezer. I hate that. A food blogger with an empty fridge and no computer access is pretty useless.

I’m currently at my parents house borrowing some WiFi and electricity to get a few things done. Luckily the weather has cooled down a little so not having AC hasn’t been a huge deal.

Coconut Oil Popcorn | Persnickety Plates

In honor of my simpler, power-free, lifestyle, I give you Amish Country Coconut Oil Popcorn. Total coincidence that that’s the brand I used since I actually made this last week, but apparently it was foreshadowing my current condition.
I haven’t made microwave popcorn in years. Like probably over 10 years. I like it better on the stove and really, I think it’s just as easy. This was my first time making it with coconut oil and it was really good.
Coconut Oil Popcorn | Persnickety Plates

Coconut Oil Popcorn
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Healthy coconut oil popcorn makes a guiltless snack!
Serves: 2 servings
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • ¼ cup popcorn kernels (organic, non-GMO, preferably)
  • sea salt, to taste
  • seasoned salt, to taste
  • lemon pepper, to taste
  1. Add the coconut oil and kernels to a heavy bottom pan (I used a 5 quart pan) and cover.
  2. When first kernel pops, shake the pot to coat the kernels with the oil.
  3. Let the cooking continue until the popping slows down to a few seconds between each pop.
  4. Be mindful that even after you remove the pan from the heat, sometimes a rogue kernel still pops. Watch your eyes.
  5. Pour in a large bowl and immediately season.

Other coconut oil treats: Coconut Oil Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies or Coconut Oil Brownies.

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  1. says

    “A food blogger with an empty fridge and no computer access is pretty useless.” – So sorry to hear that all your food had to be thrown out! I REALLY hope your power comes back on soon! Praying for you!

  2. says

    Girl, I’d be going craaaazy with out electricity. Can you believe I’ve never made my own popcorn. As we kid we had a popcorn popper but I’ve never done on the stove thing. I gotta try this! I love the coconut oil!!

  3. says

    Hi Melissa,

    I have come visiting from Sweet 2 Eat Baking as part of the blog hop! I’ve been reading through your posts with interest and actually salivating! Your photography is so fantastic it’s like there is a bowl of popcorn right in front of me! (I wish…)

    I blog over at Slummy single mummy if you want to say hi any time.



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