Homemade Microwave Popcorn

I was so excited the other day when I stumbled upon this recipe. I have longing for a substitute for microwave popcorn since I've never been able to find a brand that isnt' chuck full of chemicals and partially hydrogenated oils. I knew that plain corn kernels were plenty good for you, but I don't have a popcorn popper and the stove method just seemed too time consuming when microwave popcorn was so convenient.

This recipe gives you the best of both world and works great!

Brown Bag Popcorn

2 tablespoons popcorn kernels (This recipe makes 1 serving. You can easily double it or more as needed, but no more than 1/2 cup per brown bag)


Put kernels in a brown paper bag. Tightly make about 3 folds to the top 2-3 inches of the bag. Microwave for about 1.5 to 2 minutes, or until kernels have stopped popping.

Optional: Mist popped kernels with cooking spray (or melted butter or olive oil (your best choice)). Sprinkles on your favorite herbs and spices such as chili powder, cinnamon sugar, oregano, or parmesan cheese (pizza-style).

Our kids personal favorites: Cinnamon sugar and regular salt and butter. They ate it just as quickly as they would any other bag of microwave popcorn!

If you liked this post, you might also like:

About Janae

Hello from Colorful Colorado! My name is Janae and I live at the edge of the beautiful Rockies with my six kids and wonderful husband. We’re a busy family who loves to work together, learn together, and most of all, play together. Like a post? Please comment.
This entry was posted in Cooking Tips and Tricks, Food, Janae, Recipes, The Moms and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Homemade Microwave Popcorn

  1. Emily says:

    Wow I’ve never seen that how fun!!! And simple! We hate the taste of store microwave because of the chemically taste. This will be fast and fun and healthier too.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.