My husband loves popcorn. He remembers when he was young and he’d get some air-popped popcorn and a soda as a treat on the weekend. When we first got together (like 19 years ago!), I kinda liked popcorn but didn’t truly appreciate its delicious flavor until we started making our own on the stovetop. Homemade popcorn rocks the socks off microwave or movie theater popcorn and it’s pretty cheap. This recipe is one of our family favorites and it might be the best popcorn you’ve ever tasted. Plus, it’s a great snack to bring on the road with you, especially if your kiddos are always asking for snacks like mine!
Here’s what you need:
½ cup organic popcorn
¼ cup coconut oil (this oil works best because it can be heated at higher temps)
1 teaspoon salt (or to your liking; generously if you’re like me!)
½ teaspoon (or more) oregano
¼ to ½ teaspoon (or more) garlic powder
Large pot with a lid
- Melt the coconut oil on high heat (that oil should be really hot).
- Turn the heat down to medium-high and add in the popcorn. Put on the lid, propping it a bit to allow steam to vent.
- Wait until you hear popping. Some people shake the pot but it’s not necessary. When the popping slows to a second between, remove from the stove.
- Put the popcorn in a bowl and season with salt, oregano, and garlic powder.
Hope you love this popcorn as much as we do! It has such a great tang with garlic and a little zest with the oregano. We’ve also experimented with different spices and cheeses, but this is our favorite combo. Share your favorite popcorn flavor variations below.