Dutch Oven Coconut Oil Popcorn

Dutch Oven Coconut Oil Popcorn

Do you have a favorite way to make popcorn?

Over the years, I have made it many different ways and my favorite method is in a cast iron Dutch oven using coconut oil. It’s budget friendly and only takes a few minutes. Another bonus is that it is much more environmentally friendly than microwave popcorn.

I’ve been using the same cast iron Dutch oven to make popcorn for decades. The yellow Pyrex bowl that I use to serve popcorn is one that my mother also used for popcorn back in the 1960′s. She always used corn oil for her popcorn, but I’ve found that I like the taste of coconut oil better. There are a whole lot of family memories tied up in the cast iron pan, Pyrex bowl and popcorn!

Dutch Oven Coconut Oil Popcorn

Dutch Oven Coconut Oil Popcorn


2 T Coconut Oil
1/2 cup Popping Corn

Optional: Salt, Parmesan cheese or other toppings


Heat coconut oil in a cast iron Dutch oven.

When the oil is hot, carefully add the popping corn and cover.

Shake the pan to coat the kernels with oil.

Cook on high heat for 3-5 minutes.

When popping sound slows, immediately remove from heat and pour the popcorn into a heat safe bowl.

If desired, toss in salt, Parmesan or other toppings.

Dutch Oven Coconut Oil Popcorn

13 comments for “Dutch Oven Coconut Oil Popcorn

  1. vickie couturier
    December 7, 2016 at 5:28 am

    i have never heard of coconut popcorn before,,that sounds really good

  2. sheila ressel
    December 7, 2016 at 9:02 am

    I never thought to use coconut oil to pop my popcorn in. I will have to give it a try.

  3. ANN*H
    December 7, 2016 at 9:43 am

    I also have not ever heard of using coconut oil to make popcorn but I know its used for lots of ways. Thanks for the heads up for the popcorn

  4. Nancy
    December 11, 2016 at 8:24 am

    What an interesting way t cook popcorn! It sounds yummy!

  5. Mia
    December 12, 2016 at 11:59 am

    The coconut oil sounds like a nice addition to the popcorn.

  6. Joannie
    December 12, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    We love popcorn. Going to try switching the EVOO to coconut oil. Thanks!!

  7. December 13, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    I have got to try this

  8. Jeffrey
    December 14, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Nice looking popcorn!

  9. December 15, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    I would love to use the coconut oil with my popcorn!

  10. Kristi F
    January 18, 2017 at 10:38 am

    A Dutch oven is a great idea for popping. I never thought of that before, thanks!

  11. Calvin F.
    January 22, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Coconut oil is so healthy, it’s the best for popcorn!

  12. Kimberly Flickinger
    April 4, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    I love this take on popcorn, will definitely try this recipe.

  13. Charlene Underhill
    April 13, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Sounds delicious!

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