Marin Mama’s popcorn
  • ½ cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil - see my notes below on the different types of coconut oils
  • fine sea salt
  1. Our favorite oils to use for popcorn are listed in order of preference below:
  2. refined organic coconut oil - This oil gives the popcorn a nice crisp, light and fresh flavor. Refined coconut oil does not have that coconut smell.
  3. extra virgin coconut oil - This oil is unrefined and smells like an actual coconut. If you want and like that buttery movie style popcorn then use this. It really does give the popcorn that buttery flavor. We're not big fans of buttered flavored popcorn, so we prefer using the refined oil.
  4. Ok, lets make some popcorn!
  5. Put the ½ cup kernels and 2 tablespoons oil (coconut oil is solid but will melt immediately once heated) into your kettle popper or whatever pan/utensil you use to make fresh popcorn.
  6. Turn up the heat to medium and slowly turn the handle till the popcorn is popped.
  7. Toss the popcorn into a large bowl & sprinkle with sea salt to taste. We like to sprinkle on some salt, then shake the bowl a bit and then sprinkle on some more salt. You get the drill!
  8. That's all there is to it folks!
  9. We love to throw treats in our popcorn such as m&m's, candy corn, (Eli's favorite around Halloween) and twizzlers. The sweet mixed with the salty is a winning combination.
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