Classic Quick and Easy Single Serving Popcorn

Sometimes you just have a hankering for some good popcorn but don’t need to pop a whole pan of it it. I’ve tried making a single version in the pot before but I haven’t been able to perfect yet.

Want to enjoy popcorn but don't need to pop a large pot? Try this classic quick and easy single serving popcorn, perfect for an afternoon snack or for movie night!

A few years ago I was wondering through the aisles of Target (otherwise know as the most dangerous thing you can do for your budget… and marriage!) 😉 when I came across this popcorn popper.

I’m not one for gadgets and I try to keep things as simple as possible in the kitchen but this is one of those few specialty kitchen items that I do love and we use A LOT.

While I don’t eat microwave popcorn you buy in bags, I do use my microwave to make popcorn on occasion. And thanks to this microwave popcorn bowl, I’m able to whip up a small batch of my favorite popcorn in under two minutes.

Ingredients

Want to enjoy popcorn but don't need to pop a large pot? Try this classic quick and easy single serving popcorn, perfect for an afternoon snack or for movie night!

Directions

Place the coconut oil in the bowl, if it’s solid, microwave the bowl for 20 to 30 seconds to melt the oil.

Want to enjoy popcorn but don't need to pop a large pot? Try this classic quick and easy single serving popcorn, perfect for an afternoon snack or for movie night!

Pour the kernels in the bowl and shake so the kernels are evenly covered in the oil. I also like to sprinkle a little bit of salt over the kernals in this stage too but you don’t have too.

Want to enjoy popcorn but don't need to pop a large pot? Try this classic quick and easy single serving popcorn, perfect for an afternoon snack or for movie night!

Place the lid on the bowl and place in your microwave.

Depending on the power of your microwave will determine how long you cook it. My sweet spot is right at two minutes but you will probably need to experiment. When the popcorn starts to slow down, turn the microwave off so it doesn’t burn.

Carefully remove the popcorn (the bowl will be hot) and transfer the popcorn to a small bowl to eat. Add salt if you haven’t already and enjoy!

Want to enjoy popcorn but don't need to pop a large pot? Try this classic quick and easy single serving popcorn, perfect for an afternoon snack or for movie night!

If you don’t have a microwave popcorn bowl, you could also use a glass Pyrex bowl with a ceramic plate as the lid but do be careful since both of those will become very hot.

Classic Quick and Easy Single Serving Popcorn
Recipe Type: popcorn
Cuisine: snack
Author: Victoria Osborn
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 5 cups
Ingredients
  • 1 TBSP coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup popcorn kernals
  • Microwave safe popcorn bowl
  • sea salt
Instructions
  1. Place the coconut oil in the bowl, if it’s solid, microwave the bowl for 20 to 30 seconds to melt the oil.
  2. Pour the kernels in the bowl and shake so the kernels are evenly covered in the oil. I also like to sprinkle a little bit of salt over the kernals in this stage too but you don’t have too.
  3. Place the lid on the bowl and place in your microwave.
  4. Depending on the power of your microwave will determine how long you cook it. My sweet spot is right at two minutes but you will probably need to experiment. When the popcorn starts to slow down, turn the microwave off so it doesn’t burn.
  5. Carefully remove the popcorn (the bowl will be hot) and transfer the popcorn to a small bowl to eat. Add salt if you haven’t already and enjoy!

Want to enjoy popcorn but don't need to pop a large pot? Try this classic quick and easy single serving popcorn, perfect for an afternoon snack or for movie night!

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