Make Your Own “Smartfood” Popcorn

I love making my own popcorn. I started making it when we got rid of our microwave.

Today, Ariana wanted me to try making Smartfood popcorn to go with their movie this afternoon. I thought I’d give it a shot. It was simple and came out really well, with no chemicals!

Lea’s “Smartfood” Popcorn Recipe

  1. Heat 3 TBSP’s coconut oil in a large soup pan on the stove (mine is about 12″ in diameter and 4″ deep) over medium-high heat.
  2. When melted and starting to crackle, dump in 3/4 cup popcorn kernels. Shake gently to roll the popcorn in the hot oil. Cover (my lid is glass so I can see through).
  3. In a minute the popcorn will start to pop. Meanwhile, heat 1/2 stick butter (4 TBSP’s) in small saucepan until melted. Set aside.
  4. After a few minutes, the popping sound will start to die down. You can shake gently every few seconds if you wish, but I don’t always shake and it comes out fine.
  5. When there is a 3 second interval between pops, and your pan is full of popcorn, shut off the heat. It’s done!
  6. Pour contents into very large bowl, or two large bowls (this makes a lot!). Drizzle butter over bowls. Shake on some REAL Salt to taste.
  7. Shake on a mixture of parmesan and romano cheese. I purchase the tubs of finely grated cheese with no fillers (not Kraft!) You can use freshly grated cheese if you want.
  8. Cover the bowls and shake shake shake.
  9. If you want regular popcorn, omit the cheese of course! (photo is of buttered and salted popcorn before I added the cheese).
  10. Enjoy! :D

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Make Your Own “Smartfood” Popcorn — 10 Comments

    • I have heard the phytic acid content is so low you probably don’t need to worry about it.

      However, when I googled it I came across popcorn “secrets” saying to soak them 10-30 mins before you pop them for bigger popcorn. Not sure how it works, though!

  1. At our house, just to bypass any unwanted oiliness on the popcorn, we put some plain popcorn kernels in a paper lunch bag and put it in the microwave for the same amount of time one would normally cook the pre-packaged kind. It comes out just as fluffy, and it is a completely blank slate for flavors.

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