Being on the 10 Day Real Food Challenge, I was looking to grab something other than a convenient box of crackers for the kids’ snack, before I hit the road to pick them up from school. I had seen somewhere online where you could make microwavable popcorn in a brown bag, minus all the additives in a bag of microwavable popcorn.
I didn’t have a brown bag. But I had a Starbucks bag! So there you have it – a most likely never seen before way to reuse a Starbucks bag. Ha!
To make the popcorn, mix popcorn, oil and salt in a bowl. Then put it in any clean, basic brown bag (I cut off the top where the handle was). Fold down the bag so the kernels don’t pop out, and microwave until the popping slows down. Mine took two and a half minutes and used about 1/2 cup of popcorn. I’d suggest using less oil, about a tablespoon.
For years I’ve been making popcorn on the stove using coconut oil. I’ll be honest, my kids were never huge fans and lots of times I forgot about the pot and burned the popcorn. But they couldn’t get enough of this microwaved popcorn.
I think I’ll be putting brown lunch bags on my grocery list now.