Foolproof Stove-Top Popcorn | Fiber | Vegetarian | Low Calorie | Snack | Healthy Seasonal Recipes | Katie Webster

foolproof stovetop popcorn

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: 16 cups 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Here is the best way to make Foolproof Stovetop Popcorn. No burning, no missed kernels! It’s a gluten-free, whole grain snack and only 54 calories per cup.



  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil or organic canola oil
  • ½ cup + 3 kernels popping corn kernels, divided
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Pour oil into the bottom of a heavy-bottomed large saucepan or soup pot. Add 3 kernels corn, cover and place over medium-high heat.
  2. When the three kernels pop, add the remaining ½ cup kernels. Cover the pot and swirl to coat the kernels with oil.
  3. Return to the heat and cook, shaking the pan occasionally to redistribute the un-popped kernels to the bottom of the pot. Continue cooking until the popping slows to less than one pop in 4 seconds. Immediately pour the popcorn to a bowl and add salt.


  • Serving Size: 2 cups
  • Calories: 111
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 2 g

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