My kids are on spring break this week and that means my popcorn popper is going to be working overtime. Vacation at the Grandy house means lots of movie nights, and movie nights are not complete without Marin Mama’s famous popcorn, (at least that’s what my kids and their friends call it). In all seriousness, Zoe, Eli and their friend’s love and devour this popcorn, and tell me that it’s the best popcorn they’ve ever tasted. I have actually been told by a number of people that I need to bag this popcorn and sell it. I decided though, that would take to much time and effort, so I’m just going to share my secret recipe with you.
Marin Mama’s Popcorn:
- 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil - see my notes below on the different types of coconut oils
- sea salt
Our favorite oils to use for popcorn are listed in order of preference below:
- 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.
- 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. Were not big fans of buttered flavored popcorn so we prefer using the refined oil.
Ok, lets make some popcorn!
That’s all there is to it folks!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.
This popcorn is not just for movie nights, it’s also the perfect popcorn to pack for your child’s snack at school or to serve up as an afternoon snack. I pack Zoe a container of this popcorn every day for her school snack, and believe me she only gets a handful, as it is instantly consumed by the masses. Once you pop your own popcorn you will never go back to the microwave stuff again. I guarantee it!