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Homemade 3 Ingredients No Butter Stove top Popcorn

April 04, 2020 S Malik 5 Comments

dairy free popped corn in a bowl

Learn how to make allergy friendly no butter pop corn at home without the popcorn maker and with only three ingredients. This is a super easy recipe and is done in a regular cooking pot with lid. You just have to make sure the pot is big enough to hold all that popcorn.

Popcorn are fun to eat, especially more so today as we sit in front of screens for so long as we don't have to be at a meeting or errands to run during this pandemic.

Some fun facts about the popping corn

  • 🍿 Popcorn is a whole grain
  • 🍿 Most of the popcorn consumed throughout the world is grown in the United States
  • 🍿 Most popcorn comes in two basic shapes when it's popped: snowflake and mushroom

I have used coconut oil for this recipe but you can use dairy free butter. Also I have used salt to flavor my popcorn but you can add any of your favorite popcorn topping. My daughter adds black pepper powder to hers.

I always cook my popcorn on the stove. I have never used a popcorn maker as I have never owned one. Also you must be thinking why not microwave a bag? Well most of them contain butter in them which is dairy. There was one brand at Walmart that we could eat, but it has been discontinued. So the alternative now is the stove.

Prevent burning the popcorn

There is a trick on how to prevent the popcorn from burning while cooking. This depends on the type of stove top you are using.

Gas Stove

If cooking on the conventional gas stove top, then you have to turn the flame to low and wait till you hear the last pop. Then take it immediately of the heat.

Electric Stove

On an electric stove top, when you hear the first pop you need to turn off the heat. This is because the electric stove tops take a long time to heat up and once they warmup, they will still be very hot even if you turn the heat low. It takes the electric stove top a little longer than gas to change to the temperature you want.

So the popcorn will still cook while the heat is turned off. Once you hear the popping go down you can take the pot of the heat.

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  • 15 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy


Adjust Servings:
1 tablespoon coconut oil / dairy free butter
salt, to taste
5 tablespoons popping corn kernels

Nutritional information

Sat. Fat


20 sec
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1 min
coconut oil melting in a pot
Heat a tablespoon of coconut oil or dairy free butter in a pot on high heat.
5 mins
  • popcorn kernels in a pot with salt and coconut oil
  • pot covered with lid to cook the no butter popcorn on stovetop
Once the oil is hot add salt to taste and the corn kernels. Mix to coat the kernels with salt then cover with a lid.
5 mins
No butter popped corn in a pot
If you are using a gas stove, once you hear the popping sound turn the heat to low to prevent burning. If using electric turn off the stove. Wait till the popping stops, remove from heat. Wait a few seconds to see if there is any more popping. Then remove the lid and serve in a bowl.
20 sec
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Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.

Cook Notes

  • Use your favorite topping, add it in with the salt or replace the salt.
  • Use vegetable oil if you are not able to use coconut.

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  1. We love our popcorn in this house, and I usually make it using olive oil. But I can't wait to make it with coconut oil next time. Thank you!

  2. We love making our own popcorn. Such a great snack for movie night.

  3. I love popcorn so much, it's my favourite snack! I must admit, I usually buy packets for the microwave, but I will be trying to make it your way as I know it must be better!

  4. Last time I made popcorn, it was OK but I decided I would find a differnet recipe to try. Yours looks amazing, so I am definitely making my next batch of popcorn with it!

  5. You know, it's funny - I only recently started thinking about popcorn as... well, real food. I'm sure you know what I mean - we so often associate it with junky, butter-and-salt drenched snack food that we forget it's a healthy grain. Glad to have this dairy-free version to turn to when the situation arises. Cheers, and thanks for sharing!