Skip Nav

How to Make Your Own Popcorn in a Microwave

DIY Air-Popped Popcorn — This Is Your New Favorite Snack

You can, and you should, try microwaving your own popcorn. All you need are the kernels and a bag. And you can DIY your own whole grain snack. Yes . . . popcorn is considered a whole grain — just another reason to love it.

Sea Salt and Black Pepper Air-Popped Popcorn

C&J Nutrition

How to Make Your Own Popcorn in a Microwave


  1. 3 tablespoons popcorn kernels
    1/2 tablespoon olive oil
    Sea salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Add popcorn kernels to a brown paper lunch bag (or an air popper), and fold the bag down from the top (about 1/2-inch folds) 2-3 times to prevent bag from opening.
  2. Microwave the popcorn on high for approximately 2 minutes and 30 seconds, or until popping slows.
  3. Drizzle olive oil in the bag, along with salt and pepper, and shake well to coat.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 180.5

Protein: 4.036 g

Carbohydrate: 29.2 g

Dietary Fiber: 6.087 g

Total Sugars: .002 g

Total Fat: 8.261 g

Saturated Fat: .937 g


Calories per serving
Latest Fitness