How to Make Microwave Popcorn Without Preservatives or Artificial Flavoring of Any Kind!

Popcorn is one of the tastiest, easiest, and most addictive snacks there is. While it’s always fun to make it the traditional way on the stove, most of us can’t resist the convenience of the microwaveable kinds. Only one problem— those store-bought microwave popcorns are pumped full of preservatives and artificial ingredients of the most mysterious, worrisome kind. Thankfully, there’s an easy compromise: microwaveable popcorns we can make at home! It’s totally easy, especially when we have Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking here to show us three delicious variations.

You’ll Need

Movie Theatre Style
–⅓ cup popcorn kernels
–½ teaspoon salt
–3 tablespoons butter, melted
Cheese and Rosemary
–⅓ cup popcorn kernels
–3 tablespoons butter, melted
–4 tablespoons dried cheese (Parmesan or cheddar)
–¼ teaspoon mustard powder
–1 tablespoon chopped rosemary (dried or fresh)
–½ teaspoon salt
Caramel Corn
–⅓ cup popcorn kernels
–5 tablespoons butter
–½ cup dark brown sugar
–2 ½ tablespoons maple syrup (or golden syrup, but not honey)
–1 teaspoon vanilla extract
–1 ½ teaspoons salt
–½ teaspoon baking soda

Yum! I’m so excited to make “movie theatre style” without worrying about what’s in that addicting “butter” they serve at the local cinema. Which one do YOU want to try? If you need printable recipes, you can grab them by clicking the links above or by visiting Gemma’s round-up of all three on her Bigger Bolder Baking site. How often do you enjoy homemade microwave popcorn at home?