Do you want to learn how to make homemade popcorn with avocado oil on the stove? This SUPER EASY homemade popcorn is made with just avocado oil, salt, pepper and garlic. It’s garlicky, buttery and salty and melts in your mouth!
How do you make homemade popcorn on the stove?
- Put some oil in a deep pot. Avocado oil is my favorite but vegetable and coconut oil work too. I do 1 part oil to 2 parts popcorn. Or, you can put enough oil in the pan to cover 1/2 to 3/4 of the height of the kernels.
- Put the lid on and cook on high until popping slows to several seconds between pops.
- Transfer to a large bowl and add seasoning. I like to keep it simple usually and sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic to taste but the seasoning/topping options are endless!
Is homemade popcorn better than microwave popcorn?
OMG YES. No question about it. Homemade popcorn is fresher, fluffier and just tastes so much better overall. There’s nothing like a big bowl of warm, homemade popcorn right off the stove.
At first, it might seem hard to get the perfect batch of homemade popcorn. But stick with it, I promise you will get the hang of it. Below are a few common issues I’ve seen and how to fix them!
Why does homemade popcorn taste stale?
It should be eaten right away because it doesn’t keep that freshly cooked taste for long. But, the good news is that it takes less than 5 minutes to make so there’s no need to make it in advance. I am weird and like it leftover but it’s totally a personal preference!
Why is homemade popcorn hard and tough?
Use more oil if your’s is hard! The oil is what makes it taste yummy and keeps it from getting too hard.
What oil should I use for homemade popcorn?
You want to use an oil with a high smoke point. My favorite is avocado oil but coconut and vegetable oils work as well. However, I don’t love vegetable oil because it has a very distinct taste. Avocado oil makes the popcorn taste buttery and gives you that melt in your mouth feel.
I LOVE homemade popcorn!! It is seriously one of my favorite snacks ever. My sister introduced me to it and we are soooo hooked. We DO NOT SHARE POPCORN BOWLS. We are literally vultures when it comes to our popcorn. Our motto is keep your eyes and your hands on your own bowl. Can anyone else relate? When you share popcorn, it’s like a race to see who can get the most. And we ain’t about that. We want a big ole bowl all to ourselves. Sorry not sorry.
It feels so good to eat all the oily popcorn I want and not feel bad about it. Popcorn makes me feel great and gives me so much pleasure! I used to be freaked out by the calories in oil. I’ve heard so many times…you “should” use oil moderation because it’s high in calories. This is bogus logic. Yes, there are calories in oil but fat is a super important for our bodies. It’s a major source of energy and allows you to absorb certain vitamins and minerals. Gimme all the fats please!! Intuitive eating (listening to your internal cues rather than external cues to guide your food choices) is what gave me this wonderful mindset shift.
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This SUPER EASY homemade popcorn is made with just avocado oil, salt, pepper and garlic. It’s garlicky, buttery and salty and melts in your mouth!
- 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
- 1/4 cup avocado oil
- salt, pepper and garlic to taste
- Put oil and kernels in a deep pot on the stove with the lid on. Turn the stove on high and cook until time between popping slows to several seconds.
- Transfer popcorn to a large bowl and season with salt, garlic and pepper to taste.
- Be careful! Keep an eye on the popcorn at all times. If you leave it on the stove too long, it can overflow and become a fire hazard. It’s super easy to make though so just pay attention and you will be fine!
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