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Instant Pot Popcorn plus Healthy Vanilla and Chocolate Versions!

Instant Pot Popcorn plus Healthy Vanilla and Chocolate Versions! Categories: Snacks
Nb persons: 0
Yield: 8 - 10 cups
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

One of the funnest things you’ll ever make in your Instant Pot – POPCORN! Plus some tips on how to turn it into a healthy sweet and salty snack you can feel good about munching on. Author: Marci Cook Time: 10 minutes Method: Instant Pot Cuisine: American Ingredients
    2 tablespoons  ghee or unrefined coconut oil
    1 teaspoon  salt
    ½ cup  popcorn kernels, (see note)

Optional for a healthy sweet and salty healthy treat:

2 tablespoons of Bob’s Red Mill Chocolate or Vanilla Protein Powder

Press “Saute” on the Instant Pot, then press “Adjust” until the light is on “More”. Add 2 tablespoons of ghee and cover the pot (preferably with a see-through lid).
When Instant Pot says hot and ghee is melted, add salt and stir or swirl the pot to mix it in well with the ghee (the pot isn’t very hot at this point so I simply lift the pot out and swirl it to combine).
Add 3 popcorn kernels. When at least 2 of them have popped, add ½ cup of popcorn kernels and place lid on top.
Lift inner pot out and swirl the kernels for 30 seconds to coat them with the salt and butter and to warm them up.
Return pot to the base. Adjust lid so there is a small space for steam to escape. Popcorn will start popping after 3 – 4 minutes and will continue to pop for 2-3 minutes.
Remove the liner (I use a hand towel if it’s too hot) and shake the pot from side to side once during this time so the kernels don’t burn. Once the popping has slowed down and there is about 5 seconds between each pop, unplug the Instant Pot and allow it to sit covered for about 2 minutes to cool.
Lift pot from the base, swirl and toss with the lid on. Remove the lid and DEVOUR.
If using Bob’s Red Mill Chocolate or Vanilla Protein Powder, sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the powder over the popcorn, put lid on pot and shake and swirl to coat the popcorn. Healthy Sweet and Salty Popcorn! Yum!

Use a fat with a high smoke point like ghee or unrefined coconut oil
Season the oil or ghee with salt before adding the kernels. This will flavor your popcorn as it pops, eliminating the need to add more butter after it’s popped to make the salt or other seasonings stick
This Wabash Valley Farms brand of popcorn pops up so well! I love the Big & Yellow Popcorn and the Extra Large Mushroom Popcorn
It’s important to add the Bob’s Red Mill protein powder or any other seasonings right after the popcorn has finished popping. The popcorn is still warm and moist so the powder and seasonings will stick to it
Other potential seasonings include cinnamon, parmesan cheese, nutritional yeast, peanut butter powder, cajun seasoning, etc.

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