Homemade Microwave Popcorn

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July 22, 2015

A bowl of popcorn.I'd been thinking about buying a popcorn machine for the longest time after I found out just how surprising unhealthy microwaveable popcorn was. It is full of chemicals and preservatives! I had no clue. All you need for some perfect fresh popcorn is some popcorn kernels, a microwaveable bowl, a microwaveable plate that fits on top of it, and, if you so desire, a pat of butter (I prefer coconut oil).


Popcorn in a microwavable bowl, covered with a plate.


Pour your kernels into your bowl. Here, I did about 1/3 of a cup. Place your plate on top. Put a pat of butter on the plate.

A pat of butter on a microwavable plate.


Microwave for about 2 1/2 minutes. You'll notice you have a bowl of popcorn and a plate with melted butter.

Melted butter on a plate.


Using oven mitts, take out the bowl and plate, tip the melted butter on to the popcorn (salt if you want), and enjoy! You will probably have some unpopped kernels. Save them for the next round!

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January 28, 2010

My loose popcorn microwave method: 1/4 cup corn in 2+ quart Pyrex measuring bowl. I preheat bowl with 2 = 3 kernels corn, covered with saucer.

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March 8, 2011

Instead of purchase of expensive microwave popcorn, I place about 3 Tablespoons of un-popped corn in a brown lunch bag, fold the top over, and microwave for approximately 2 minutes.

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August 17, 2010

Why pay the outrageous extra cost for prepackaged microwave popcorn when all you need for this simple and inexpensive popcorn recipe is a paper lunch bag!

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April 4, 2007

Simply place 1/4 cup of regular popcorn kernels in a paper lunch bag. Fold the end over a couple of times to seal and place in microwave for approximately 2 minutes.


All microwaves are different, so watch and listen carefully!

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May 12, 2014

Popcorn is a lot cheaper when it is not in little bags to pop in the microwave, so here is a way to do it yourself.

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August 12, 2020

This is a fun popcorn recipe. It is very simple and you can make it in your oven. You can of course choose any flavoring you want, butter, oil, spices, etc.

man holding bowl of popcorn

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