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Coconut Oil Popcorn

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Healthy coconut oil popcorn makes the perfect snack! Full of buttery flavor without any of the butter. Made with just two ingredients and then topped with your favorite seasonings.

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.

If it’s the right season, it’s perfect to turn into Monster Munch Halloween Popcorn Mix.

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

Coconut Oil Popcorn | Persnickety Plates

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Coconut Oil Popcorn | Persnickety Plates

Coconut Oil Popcorn

Healthy coconut oil popcorn makes the perfect snack! Full of buttery flavor without any of the butter.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 198 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • ¼ cup popcorn kernels organic, non-GMO, preferably
  • sea salt to taste
  • seasoned salt to taste
  • lemon pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Add the coconut oil and kernels to a heavy bottom pan (I used a 5 quart pan) and cover.
  • When first kernel pops, shake the pot to coat the kernels with the oil.
  • Let the cooking continue until the popping slows down to a few seconds between each pop.
  • Be mindful that even after you remove the pan from the heat, sometimes a rogue kernel still pops. Watch your eyes.
  • Pour in a large bowl and immediately season.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 198kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 2gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 56mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gCalcium: 1mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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  1. Ashley 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. TheTastyFork 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. saltedplates says

    I made coconut oil popcorn for the first time on Friday and loved it! I don’t think I will ever switch back

  4. Andi Gleeson says

    Great idea to use coconut oil! I have a popcorn popper AND coconut oil on hand, so I’m going to try this.

  5. Jo Middleton 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.

    Jo

  6. Krista Rollins says

    Ok, yeah, that basically looks delicious! I love using coconut oil to cook with! Definitely gonna have to try this one. 🙂

    Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats

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