Coconut Oil Popcorn Recipe

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Coconut Oil Popcorn is a clean eating, healthy snack recipe that will keep your littles very happy. And most likely, you’ll be happy as well!

This is definitely a clean eating kids recipe. But I think that most kid-friendly recipes are often loved by adults as well. So while I’ve filed this under the “Clean Eating Kids” category, I’m sure most of you will enjoy this easy and tasty coconut oil popcorn snack.

I actually got the idea for this when I was shopping at Whole Foods. There was a lady there who was selling coconut oil and she suggested putting it on popcorn.

At first, the idea didn’t sit too well with me. But then movie-night came, and popcorn was a necessity. Since she had talked me into buying the coconut oil, I figured, what the heck! So I warmed a little oil and poured it over the popcorn… that is how easy this coconut oil popcorn recipe is to make!

A blue bowl overflowing with healthy coconut oil popcorn

Well, I can tell you that, in this household at least, we will never again eat popcorn any other way again, because it is delicious!

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

And in case you’re wondering, coconut oil is said to be extremely good for you for the following reasons:

  • Healthier hair
  • Healthier skin
  • Stress relief stress
  • Helps maintain cholesterol
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Supports and strengthens the immune system
  • Aids in digestion
  • Relieves certain kidney problems
  • Fights heart diseases
  • Fights high blood pressure
  • Helps with problems that arise from diabetes, HIV and cancer
  • Increases bone strength (this includes your teeth!)

These benefits of coconut oil can be attributed to the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, and its properties such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, soothing, etc.

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COCONUT OIL POPCORN RECIPE:

Popcorn is a fantastic snack on its own. But when you add oils, like in this Coconut Oil Popcorn recipe, you have a delicious, healthy kid friendly snack!

bowl of coconut oil popcorn

Coconut Oil Popcorn

Coconut Oil Popcorn is a clean eating, healthy snack recipe that will keep your littles very happy. And most likely, you'll be happy as well!
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 85kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

Ingredients

  • 2 cups popped popcorn (organic to avoid GMO's)
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil (warmed to liquid)

Instructions

  • Toss together to mix well.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5the recipe | Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Iron: 0.3mg
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51 Comments

  1. It’s the same stuff I cook with 🙂 You can wipe the excess off your hands if it’s messing up the touch screen on your cell phone 😉 Just don’t use it in your hair lol

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jen – I love to rub it into my hands. Makes a great lotion! 🙂

  2. how do you cook the popcorn? i usually cook mine in olive oil and sprinkle some sea salt over it… i dont know how else to pop it.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Emilie – Yup! That’s how I pop mine too. That or a hot air popper. 🙂

  3. So, just mixed up a bunch of different things I had been reading. Nothing perfected…yet! But, I put a little bit of coconut oil in the bottom of a paper bag (lunch size), threw in about 2 T of popcorn kernels, and shook up the bag. I popped it in the microwave for about 2.5 minutes (I am sure it depends on the microwave). Apparantly you cannot let it go more than 2-3 seconds between pops or it will burn (without all of the additives). The oil did pretty much soak through the bag, so next time I will put a paper towel under the bag. But, the popcorn is AMAZING! It was so quick and easy. So excited to try some of the topping tips from the comments section. I think this would be so fun for kids as well!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Judy – Fantastic! If I owned a microwave, I’d probably do it the same way! 🙂

  4. Karen Maudlin says:

    Just last week I saw organic coconut oil at Wal-Mart!! It is the same brand I had purchased at Whole Foods. It was in the baking aisle.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Karen – Fantastic! Which Walmart was that?

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