The Healthiest Popcorn

This is THE healthiest version of popcorn available. It has very few calories and even less fat. The only 'problem' is that you have to own a refillable pump spray hot-air popping machine. They are however dead cheap to buy from most stores that sell home appliances or electronic goods and will last you a long time. They are a good investment if you are like me and my husband who both love popcorn but are not happy about the amount of fat we need to use when making a pot of popcorn the old fashioned way.

The healthiest popcorn you could ever make

This recipe is:

  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose (dairy) free
  • Nut free
  • Vegan

The Healthiest Popcorn

Serves 1-2 people


  • 90 grams (3¼ oz) popcorn maize
  • 40 millilitres (1½ fluid oz) water and 10 millilitres (¼ fluid oz) olive oil mixed together in a refillable pump spray (you will need a lot less than this amount it's just easier to use when not too empty)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (Himalaya or sea salt)


  1. Place a large bowl on the table and squeeze a few squirts water/oil mixture into the bowl.
  2. Sprinkle ¼ teaspoon salt into the bowl.
  3. Pour the popcorn into the hot-air popping machine.
  4. As soon as the popcorn comes out, rub it into the sides of the bowl so that the popcorn will absorb the water/oil/salt mixture.
  5. Whilst the popcorn is still coming out, give the popcorn a few squirts water/oil and a pinch of the salt. Repeat this a couple of times. You will have to work very quickly as the popping only takes a few minutes.
  6. When the popping has finished, give it a final squirt of water/oil mixture and add a pinch of salt.
  7. Serve immediately.


  • I am not that keen on melted things in my popcorn but you can add whatever you want (sweet or savoury).
  • You can also add various spices along with the salt such as paprika og garlic powder if you like.

Comments about this recipe

26. Jul. 2012

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