Brown Bag Popcorn is a much tastier and healthier alternative to store bought microwave popcorn. Perfect when topped with coconut oil, butter, or parmesan cheese!
I wanted to share a delicious, and easy, snack that I’ve started making recently. Brown bag microwave popcorn. Basically, it’s a healthier version of store bought, microwave popcorn. I always loved store bought microwave popcorn until I read that it was bad for you, and it scared me away. Stove top is always going to be best, but if you only have two minutes, this easy microwave brown bag popcorn is great!
I always like to put about 1-2 tablespoons of butter or coconut oil on my popcorn, parmesan cheese, and chili powder…however, you can top it however you want. I even like it straight out of the microwave. I think it tastes far better than the store bought kind, it’s a low calorie snack (as long as you aren’t slathering it in butter!)
Easy Brown Bag Popcorn
Make easy and toxic free popcorn with this easy brown bag popcorn recipe!
- 1/4 cup popcorn kernels
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Brown Paper bag
- Place kernels, oil, and salt into brown paper bag.
- Fold the bag down three times. Secure with staple if you want.
- Gently shake the bag so kernels get coated.
- Microwave for 2 to 2 and a half minutes (start with two and if it's still popping a lot, add a little more time.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 52Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 426mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is currently training to be a Certified Lactation Educator. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.
I usually make stovetop popcorn, but hate dirtying and cleaning the pot. I’m definitely going to try this.
I am skeptical about the staples though. Since you can’t put metal in microwaves, won’t the staples spark a reaction? Even having some foil paper or leftover label pieces can cause problems sometimes.
Thank you for posting this (and btw, you sure don’t look like you should be worried about dieting!! ).
You are so nice! 🙂 and I need to update this. I stopped using staples and now I just fold it down. It works well!
Doing a cleanse is the worst! I think you made the right choice on skipping it before you barfed or passed out. Keep up the good work!
Brenna @ Life After Laundry says
I always buy kernels instead of bagged popcorn. I have been doing it on the stove for a while now. This would be so much easier, and my son would probably get to enjoy popcorn more often.
It really is easier than having to messy up the stove for a little popcorn (though I do love stove popped pop corn!)
Becca from It's Yummi! says
Congrats on seeing some success at the gym, Katie! I’m so glad you listened to your body and stopped the cleanse, though. Those side effects you had are nothing to mess around with!
Thanks Becca 🙂 And I agree about the cleanse. I just feel like if something makes you feel that terrible, it’s probably doing more harm than good.