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Easy Perfect Stovetop Popcorn

Perfect popcorn made simply in a pot on the stovetop. An easy and healthy snack any time!
Course Snacks
Cuisine Western
Keyword popcorn
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 3
Author Lisa from A Day in the Kitchen


  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup organic popping corn kernels
  • 3 tbs coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt (optional)
  • 3 tbs butter or ghee (optional)


  • In a large pot, heat the coconut oil and 3 corn kernels (and salt, if using) over medium-low heat, pot lid on.
    Coconut oil and popping corn in a pot
  • Once you hear the 3 corn kernels pop, remove the pot from the heat.
  • Add the remaining corn kernels, replace the lid, and count 30 seconds.
  • Put the pot back on medium heat and set the lid slightly off the pot, but not much...just enough to let some steam escape.
  • Corn kernels will start popping rapidly. Shake the pot back and forth occasionally.
  • Once popping slows down dramatically or stops, remove the pot from the heat, leaving the lid on for a few seconds more to contain any straggling popping kernels.
  • Pour popcorn into a bowl. Add the butter or ghee to the hot pot to melt. Drizzle over popcorn. Then add all the popcorn back to the pot to soak up any remaining butter and salt.
  • Pour back into a bowl and enjoy!