Microwave Popcorn

Microwave Popcorn

1/4 cup plain popcorn kernels
Brown lunch sack

Place 1/4 cup popcorn kernels in brown lunch sack, fold over top. Place in microwave and select the “popcorn” setting.

Am I the only one who took 29 years to discover you can pop popcorn with just a brown bag??? We decided we didn’t want to take up space in our kitchen with an air popper, so I always made popcorn the old fashioned way on the stove with some oil, shaking the pan to keep any kernels from burning. But then I had to wash the large pan and lid and have my full attention at the stove while the kernels popped. My husband and daughter LOVE plain popcorn as a whole grain, high protein, high fiber snack and we quickly discovered the microwave method. Maybe everyone knows how to do this, but just in case this is a weekly snack of ours. No extra oils, no salt, no butter. Just a simple snack after a long workout or a quick treat for my daughter.

Plain popcorn is highly recommended in body building books for its 100% whole grain goodness and easy source of protein. Doctors also encourage kids to eat plain popcorn as it is a great high fiber snack along with the whole grains and protein. Enjoy!


Kristen said...

Uh, no Em. Add me to the list of clueless when it comes to this. Thank you for posting! This is awesome!

The Kilgore Corral said...

WHAT?! That is awesome! I love your site. Thank you so much for all of these great natural recipes. I have already tried several and love them all!

Marcie Kahler-Davis said...

My son and I have been making popcorn like this for awhile now - but it took me about 25 years to learn to do this as well!
I think it breaks down to $0.10 a bag or something crazy cheap like that. WIN!

Anonymous said...

Hi there - thanks for you of your info. I'm a long time sufferer, but only recently am getting a handle on the whole MSG free-glutamate thing.

The popcorn recipe didn't work for me...it burned up. Hmmm.... It migth depend on the power of your microwave. I am going to try again at a lower power. Thanks though for the idea!

leethie said...

We've been doing this for a while now too and wish I had learned it earlier as well! Sometimes it burns on us just in the last 10 seconds, but I think it may be partly having too few kernels in the bag.

hsaxby said...

Wow, add me to the clueless list.

Alli said...


Matt & Sylvia said...

That is so cool! I had no idea you could do it this way. I hate popping popcorn over the stove so this will be huge in our home =)