Perfect Stovetop Popcorn
I make popcorn a lot when people come over. Almost every time my guests ask what brand of popcorn I used because it's the best popcorn ever! When I tell them it's popped in a pot on the stove, they almost always say "I didn't know you could do that!" 

So I'm spreading the message! Time to get poppin!

Benefits of Stovetop Popcorn

Stovetop popcorn:

  • tastes better
  • is cheaper
  • is healthier
  • has less unpopped kernels
 than the microwave bag alternative. Plus, it's super easy!

How to Pop Popcorn on the Stove

This makes 4 servings:

  • Heat 3 tablespoon coconut oil in a large pot over med-high heat
  • Add about 5 popcorn kernels to the oil
  • When the test kernels pop,  add 1/3 cup of popcorn kernels
  • Shake the kernels in the pan to coat with the melted coconut oil and spread out to an even layer on the bottom of the pot
  • Put the lid on the pot 
  • Once the popcorn starts popping, occasionally gently shake the pan from side to side to keep the popcorn from burning and keep the heat distributed evenly
  • It will take 2-3 minutes to pop 
  • When there is 2-3 seconds between pops, remove the pot from heat
  • Leave the lid on the pot for a few seconds to allow the last kernels to pop
  • Pour the popcorn in a bowl and add desired flavors and toppings
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days

how to make old fashioned popcorn on the stovetop

Stovetop Popcorn Flavor Ideas

  • TIPS:
    • If using butter, add 4 tablespoons butter to the hot pot to melt the butter before pouring on your popcorn
    • Add seasonings while the popcorn is still hot so it sticks to the popcorn better
  • The classic: 4 tablespoons melted butter and salt to taste
  • Everything But Bagel Seasoning (this is my favorite!)
  • Hot Sauce (I like Valentina)
  • Nutritional Yeast or Parmesan Cheese (cheesy and a little extra protein)
  • Cinnamon & Sugar mixed for a sweet popcorn

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