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Easy Stovetop Popcorn

Stovetop popcorn makes for a great healthy snack ready within minutes! With this easy recipe your stovetop popcorn will always come out perfectly popped!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Author Elena Szeliga


For the popcorn:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (or any other oil with high smoke point)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/3 cup or 75 grams popcorn kernels

For the honey mustard seasoning:

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


Make the popcorn:

  • Heating coconut oil (or any other oil that has a high smoke point: peanut, canola, etc) in a large thick-bottomed pot or saucepan over medium-high heat. Add salt (if using).
  • Drop 3 popcorn kernels into the pot and wait until they pop. Add the rest of the kernels, cover and remove from the heat for 30 seconds. Return to the stove and gently shake once the kernels start to pop. Keep the lid ajar to let the steam out and make the popcorn more crunchy. Once the popping slows down, remove from the heat and let the last kernels to pop.

Make the honey mustard seasoning:

  • Transfer to a bowl and add your favorite flavorings (or eat it as it is, it's delicious!). To make the honey mustard seasoning, combine honey, Dijon mustard, a bit of salt and black pepper. Pour it over the cooked popcorn and mix well to combine. Enjoy!