DIY Microwave Popcorn

I love snacking on popcorn. It’s filling, low in calories if you skip the butter, or at least keep it to a minimum and according to research healthy for you too!  I don’t have an air popper so I make my popcorn in the microwave.   It’s super easy, fast and best part is this will give you the perfect serving size for one person.

What you need:

1 brown paper lunch bag
1/4 cup popcorn kernels

Put the un-popped kernels in the paper bag and tape it shut.  Place in microwave and cook on high for 1 minute 48 seconds or until there is 3 seconds in between pops.  Pull out and enjoy!



  1. says

    A friend bought a bowl from Walmart as a hostess gift — it pops popcorn in the microwave without oil or butter and I use it all the time.

  2. says

    This is genius! I made microwave popcorn for my kids last week and I couldn not get over how darn salty it was. I am going to do this instead so I can control the salt and butter. Thanks!

  3. Lionel says

    What if I marinate the popcorn kernels with honey first, before putting them into the bag and microwave? Is it alright to do so? How long should I marinate?


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