1/3 cup kernels (I bought a 4 lb bag of Jolly Time popcorn at Big Lots for $2.50)
1 1/2 tsp olive or canola oil
1. In a large cooking pot (w/ lid), pour olive oil over kernels. Mix well so that kernels are coated with oil.
2. Turn on burner to medium heat (I used a setting of 5) and cover pot.
3. Wait 4-5 minutes until the kernels start popping. When you hear (and smell) the popcorn, lift pot off burner and give a little shake every 20-30 sec.
4. After 2-3 minutes, popcorn should be finished and ready for seasoning.
*use no-salt seasonings, pepper, herbs/spices or cinnamon
(this recipe makes 6 cups popcorn!!)
-rather than using a zillion sprays of spray-butter, melt 1/2 tbsp smart balance butter in microwave (10-15 sec.), pour over popcorn and toss.
Calories and fat in 1/2 tbsp butter: 22.5 calories, 2.5g fat
Nutrition of popcorn kernels:
2 tbsp unpopped (1 cup popped)
Nutrition of 1 1/2 tsp olive oil:
Nutrition of 1 cup popcorn (my recipe):