Homemade Seasoned Popcorn

Homemade seasoned popcorn

What’s not to love about popcorn? It’s that perfect snack that you can eat at any time and anywhere. It’s also light on calories and you can eat a lot of it and maybe even get full. There are so many types of popcorn on the market these days and you can actually buy different flavors for the microwave. But what’s the fun in that? I usually like to eat at home and I try to make as many meals from scratch as I can so why not my popcorn. I am not going to pretend it is as easy as the microwave kind, but I really like knowing exactly what is in my food. You also do not need special equipment for popcorn, just a pan and a lid…whatever you do, do not forget the lid.

Side note: Funny story…when my son was 3 years old, I decided to make popcorn for the first time on the stove top and I forgot the lid. OMG there was popcorn everywhere! You would think it would be easy to add the lid after the first pop, but oh man, when those suckers start jumping out of the pan, it’s like a full on assault. My son had the est time with that saying it was raining popcorn, but I did not have fun cleaning the kitchen. So please don’t forget the lid LOL

I have since become much better at making popcorn and this is a sure favorite in my home. I try to make enough to last at least the day because it goes quick.

Ingredients – Makes 12-16 cups of cooked popcorn

  • Popcorn kernels – 1/2 to 1 cup
  • Canola oil – 3-4 tablespoons
  • Butter – 6 tablespoons
  • Seasoning Mixture
    • Seasoned salt – 1 teaspoon
    • Cayenne pepper – 1/2 teaspoon
    • Onion powder – 1/2 teaspoon
    • Garlic powder – 1/2 teaspoon
    • Cinnamon – 1/4 teaspoon
    • Dry oregano – 1/2 teaspoon
    • Celery salt – 1/2 teaspoon

How to make it…

  1. In a large pot on medium high heat add the oil and 3 kernels to start and swirl the pot around the heat continuously until they pop
  2. Add the rest of the kernels and cover with the lid
  3. Continue to swirl the pot around the heat until all the popcorn has popped
  4. Remove from the heat and place in an extra large bowl
  5. melt the butter and add half of the seasoning mix to it and stir well
  6. Pour all the butter over the popcorn and mix with your hands well
  7. Pour the rest of the seasoning over the popcorn and mix again

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