Brown Bag Popcorn Recipe

Servings: 2 Time: 5 minutes

This is one of my FAV snacks while I work on an all-day project! My brain is tired and I usually don’t eat anything. Popcorn is also a whole grain, filling snack with no added oils. I add black pepper, and garlic powder, mix it around, and then add the salt. I use less salt because the pepper and garlic give a great flavor. You can also add herbs or any other spice you like. For a cheese flavor, sprinkle on Nutritional Yeast.


  • 1/3 C popcorn kernels
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Open the brown bag, [lunch bag size is perfect], fully.
  2. Pour the popcorn into the paper bag and fold the top over about 3 inches. Lay the bag flat in the microwave with the fold underneath the bag. You want room for the popcorn to pop.
  3. Microwave on high until the popping has a 3-second gap between pops, about 2-3.5 minutes. The time depends on the strength of the microwave.
  4. Stop the microwave, dump the popped popcorn into a large bowl, and season as desired.
  5. Repeat as needed to get the desired amount of popcorn

Notes: I would use penne or rotini pasta. I used a barista milk for extra creaminess. But, soy is perfect

Abbreviations: C = cup; oz = ounce; Tbsp = tablespoon; tsp = teaspoon

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