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!