Would you like to include whole grains in your diet in a simple (and child-friendly) way? Popcorn is a whole grain food that can be both nutritious and delicious.
Our friends at Grain Place Foods are the experts in popcorn, and they have some really fun seeds, like organic yellow popcorn (the kind of butterfly you get in cinemas), organic white popcorn (the kind of butterfly with a milder, slightly sweeter variety) than the yellow) and organic mushroom popcorn (pops more spherically and tastes by itself, but is also good for cheese, caramel and kettle kernels).
They have sent us their secrets for making the perfect popcorn. If you don't have an air pop and don't have the patience to pop in the pan, don't worry – you can make popcorn that is just as tasty in your microwave.
Popcorn experts from Grain Place Foods recommend that if you store dried popcorn for an extended period of time, place a damp paper towel in the popcorn for a few hours before you let it pop so that it absorbs water again – this will help it pop. Be careful though – adding moisture to dried grains can also cause mold. So make sure you let them burst shortly after adding moisture.
- Dried popcorn kernels (for quantity see cooking instructions)
- Coconut oil (or any other vegetable oil you have on hand)
- And all the ingredients you want!
- You can make your own “microwave popcorn” by putting popcorn grains in a small paper bag, lunch size, or even in a microwave-safe container with a loose lid (make sure the lid is on so the popcorn doesn't pop out).
- You have to experiment with the amount of popcorn Pour into the container / bag – We recommend starting with a small amount (like 1-2 tablespoons) and then slowly increasing until you get the right amount. Remember that a small amount of popcorn kernels go a long way!
- The faster you get the popcorn to the bang temperature, the better. So heat the kernels to HIGH until there are two seconds or more between each bang – don't overdo it or your popcorn will burn!
**CAUTION! If you use a glass or ceramic bowl, it will get hot if you take it out of the microwave. Popcorn pops best at around 30 ° C, so don't burn your fingers in your zeal for delicious popcorn!
- Oil is the key to the perfect popcorn, because it helps the cores to warm up quickly and burst perfectly. Grain Place Foods experts recommend coconut oil because it has a light, delicious taste that is as good as (or better than) butter. It is also the least sticky oil that can be used, especially if you put a microwave in a container. The combination of some oils and the microwave can leave sticky residue, but not coconut oil. Depending on your popping method, usually add enough kernels to cover them with oil, burst and enjoy!
- We like to finish with a little garlic salt or your traditional, super-fine popcorn salt. Get creative and add other flavors like parmesan, rosemary or Italian spices.
Organic popcorn is a whole grain snack that you can enjoy in a short time at any time of the day!