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Award-Worthy Coconut Popcorn

I lurrrrve popcorn. Horrified when I moved from the UK that the Aussies like it savoury. What the?! So as ever…time to make my own. When you’re craving a snack (or a Friday movie night at home), its off to the kitchen to make a bowl of my award-worthy popcorn. It’s so simple to make and super healthy for both adults and children – with a good amount of vitamin E!





  • ½ cup organic popping corn
  • 1 ½ tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ tbsp maple syrup (optional)
  • Pinch sea salt flakes to taste


  1. Heat your a have-based pot (with lid) over medium heat.
  2. Add the coconut oil and melt, then add the maple syrup (if using).
  3. Add a few kernels into the pan and wait for them to pop (determines when the oil is heated enough to popping).
  4. Once the test kernels have popped, place the rest of the kernels into the pan and cover.
  5. After the kernels begin popping, begin to shake every 10 seconds or so until you the popping slows.
  6. Remove from heat and continuously shake for another 10-20 seconds.
  7. Pour into a bowl, salt to taste and enjoy.

Tip: Omit the maple syrup if you like yours savoury. You can also try adding some spices such as paprika and chilli flakes!


Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also works as a commercial food photographer and stylist, is studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, and is the author of two cookbooks: Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017) and Meal Prep Plan (Murdoch, 2019).

  1. Gaaaaaah you have combined my two favorite things in the world – coconut and popcorn! I am so pumped to try this!! Gorgeous photo too 🙂

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