How to make homemade popcorn

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

We love popcorn here, great to put into the kids school lunchboxes, a side to fruit for afternoon tea and to snack on while watching a movie!  I used to purchase the microwave popcorn packets, but have also found it’s really easy to make at home, no need for a special gadget, just need a saucepan!


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Homemade Popcorn

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  • Author: Katrina Springer
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 8 cups 1x


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels


  1. Place a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add oil, then add the popcorn kernels and cover saucepan.
  3. Cook until you can hear the first kernel pop.
  4. Shake pop and slightly ajar the saucepan lid.
  5. Continue to shake saucepan occasionally, with lid ajar for approximately 3-4 minutes or until the kernels stop popping.
  6. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Cook Time: 5 mins

CREATIVE WAYS TO FLAVOUR POPCORN – There were some very interesting and strange suggestions to flavour popcorn, see the list here. 
flavour ideas for homemade popcorn

WHITE CHOCOLATE POPCORN – A mixture of popcorn, white chocolate and marshmallows, this is soooo delicious. View recipe here.


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