Popcorn with Coconut Oil

I make popcorn a lot. I mean… A LOT! We definitely eat it once per week, if not twice…and I always serve it with melted butter and salt. Always. And now I’m getting kind of bored with that! So, I decided to try drizzling melted coconut oil on it today…and it was great! I didn’t tell my kids I made any changes, just because I wanted to get their reaction without any preconceived notions. And they didn’t say a word! They all gobbled down their bowls and asked for more (just like always).

Popcorn with Coconut Oil

Don’t worry…I didn’t actually give this entire bowl of popcorn to my son!! This gets divided into smaller bowls for each of us…but he sure enjoyed having the ‘big bowl’ on his lap for a picture! 🙂

It’s super simple to make. Just air pop your popcorn kernels, drizzle on melted coconut oil, and sprinkle with fine sea salt. It’s very tasty! (It does have a coconut flavor to it, so if that doesn’t appeal to you, you may not like this as much.) We enjoyed it, though, and it was nice to have something a little different…especially since coconut oil is so good for us! I definitely plan to make it again this way…and I’m sure it will be soon! (Probably this weekend when we have another family movie night!) 🙂

What is your favorite way to eat popcorn? I’m needing some new flavor ideas!! Please share with me!

And incase you’re wondering why I air pop my popcorn and don’t use microwaveable bags anymore, the Food Babe sums it up really well for you in this article: Why Microwave Popcorn is an Absolute Health Nightmare. Buying an air popper was one of my very first purchases after we made the switch to real foods! This is the one I own:

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LeAnn Nome

Hi there! Here's a little info about me: I've been married to my husband for over 10 years and I'm a stay-at-home mom to our three young kids (a six year old daughter and four year old twin boys). As you might imagine, they keep me quite busy! In early 2013, we decided that we wanted to be a healthier family. To do this, we cut out all processed foods from our home and we now eat only REAL, whole foods. (When we're on vacation or at someone's house, we're not quite as strict.) We also try to exercise every day. Our goal is to raise healthy, happy kids...while maintaining our own health and happiness along the way! I hope you will follow along with us in our journey.