I make simple tasks complicated. It’s a classic mom problem. We’ve been splashing up a storm (poor instructors) at swimming lessons for two weeks. I was initially worried about post-pool snacks because the kids are ravenous. But I quickly realized that simple is best. Here’s a nearly effortless savory snack that my entire crew craves.
Popcorn is a whole grain and it’s packed with fiber. Plus it provides entertainment for my kids. They love to watch the air popper do it’s thang. My kids especially love removing parts on the top so the kernels literally fly out. They call it volcanic popcorn.
They eat it off the floor.
Consider it volcanic and a great boost to their immune system. I like the air popper because it is crazy fast. But if you’d rather not have another appliance hanging around that is only good for one function, I don’t blame you. The recipe lists a few other ways to easily pop those kernels so you can get on with your summer adventures.
A crunchy and deliciously savory popcorn you can serve in under five minutes.
- 1/4 Cup Unpopped Popcorn Kernels
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/3 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/3 Teaspoon Granulated Garlic
- 2 Shakes Chipotle Chile Powder (Up to 1/8 Teaspoon for more heat.)
- Pour your popcorn kernels into air popper and let them cycle through, catching them in a mixing bowl. If you don't have an air popper try one of these alternate methods: Brown Bag: Place kernels into a small paper bag and roll the top down three times. Place in microwave for about 2 minutes, listening for the popping sounds to slow down. Bowl: You can also pop kernels in a large microwave safe bowl fitted with a dinner plate. Cook for 3-5 minutes, depending on your microwave. It might take a few tries to figure out the perfect timing,but it's well worth it if you don't want another appliance bothering your counter.
- Transfer the popped kernels into a gallon-sized plastic bag and add in oil, salt, garlic, and chipotle powder. Seal and shake your heart out.
- Serve in a giant bowl or divide into paper sacks. Makes 5 cups.