Instant Pot Popcorn plus Healthy Vanilla and Chocolate Versions!

Instant Pot Popcorn in 3 white bowls

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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.



Optional for a healthy sweet and salty healthy treat:


  1. 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).
  2. 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).  
  3. Add 3 popcorn kernels. When at least 2 of them have popped, add ½ cup of popcorn kernels and place lid on top.
  4. Lift inner pot out and swirl the kernels for 30 seconds to coat them with the salt and butter and to warm them up.
  5. 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.  
  6. 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.  
  7. Lift pot from the base, swirl and toss with the lid on.  Remove the lid and DEVOUR.
  8. 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!


Keywords: instant pot, popcorn, healthy snacks