DIY Microwave Popcorn with a Bowl and a Plate
Super easy, without any unnecessary chemicals
Popcorn is such an awesome snack! It’s easy, fast, and great as a last minute snack idea when you have unexpected guests over. But store bought microwave popcorn can contain unnecessary chemicals like PFAS. While PFAS helps grease-proof the popcorn bags, it also can cause serious health problems like decreased fertility, increased cholesterol levels, harming the growth and development of children, and lowering immune system function. Store bought microwave popcorn can also contain synthetic flavoring and use trans fats. Yuck!
To make matters worse, store bought microwave popcorn can actually be pretty expensive. Per serving, it’s much more cost effective to buy some popcorn kernels and butter. And with this microwave method, it’s just as fast and as easy! We like the bowl method over using a lunch paper bag, because this is safer and there is no waste created. Plus everyone has a glass or ceramic bowl and a ceramic plate. You can also control how much butter (if any) is used on your popcorn and get creative with new flavor toppings! Try it out today!
- 1/3 cup popcorn kernels
- Toppings, like butter, parmesan, herbs, nutritional yeast, furikake
- Microwave safe bowl (about 3 quarts)
- Microwave safe plate that is slightly larger than the bowl
- Pour in ⅓ cup popcorn kernels into the bowl and add a large pinch of salt. You can go up to ½ cup of kernels if you want to make a larger serving.
- Place the plate upside down on the bowl. Make sure there is a tight seal with minimal gaps to keep the steam from escaping.
- Place the bowl in the microwave for 3-5 minutes. This timing will depend on the strength of your microwave. When the popping slows down, stop the microwave. The bowl and plate will be very hot, so use potholders or a rag to remove the bowl from the microwave.
- Toss with melted butter or other toppings of your choice.