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An vertical angled overhead bowl of popcorn with scattered kernels and coarse grain salt on the work surface
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Perfect Movie-Night Popcorn

Homemade and far healthier than premade or store bought versions, a bowl of popcorn is an absolute must-have for your stay-at-home movie night!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 135kcal
Author: Kitrusy


  • 1/4 cup popcorn kernels makes approx 6-7 cups once popped
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil solid

To season: 1-2 tbsp melted ghee (clarified butter) OR regular butter & finely ground salt (to taste).


    • Set a deep, heavy bottom pot on med-high heat.
    • Add the coconut oil, and once melted, add in 2 kernels of corn, when they've popped, lower your heat to medium, add in the rest of the kernels, and gently shake or stir to cover them in the oil.
    • Once the kernels are sizzling, cover your pot with a lid that's set at a slight angle to allow steam to escape but not wide enough to cause the kernels to escape the pot.
      Once popping slows to 1-2 per second, remove the pot from the heat and remove the lid. Serve plain or butter and salt to suit your taste.
    • To Butter your Popcorn: Pour your popcorn into a bowl and lightly drizzle or drip some of your melted ghee (clarified butter) over the popcorn (letting it drip off the tines of a fork is a great way to distribute the butter) before tossing and drizzling more. Sprinkle with finely blended salt and toss once more, taste and adjust. Enjoy!


    • The amount of popped popcorn you get depends on the kernel and type of corn. For example a mushroom popcorn will produce more in popped volume than a smaller grain white kernel corn will.
    • You can pop your popcorn in a mixture of coconut oil and ghee (clarified butter NOT regular butter) to give it more of a movie theater flavor right out of the pot.
    • Use a fine grind of salt to allow it to stick to your popcorn better.
    • The calculated nutrition does NOT include the seasoning of ghee/butter and salt. 


    Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 1mg