Air-Fried Popcorn

PREP TIME 5 MINUTES  COOK TIME 15 MINUTES  TOTAL TIME 20 MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

Ingredients for 6 cups

Serving size: 1 cup
  • 40g (~3 tablespoons) dried corn kernels (I used white corn)
  • spray avocado oil
    • Substitutes (preferably oils with a high smoke point): coconut oil; safflower oil; peanut oil
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • Garnish
    • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
    • dried chives

STEPS

  1. Set an air fryer machine to 390F (199C).
  2. Add the kernels to the fryer basket and lightly spray with a little avocado/coconut oil.  If needed, line the sides of the tray with aluminum foil to prevent popped popcorn from leaving the basket and flying around in the air fryer.
  3. Insert the basket and set time for 15 minutes.  Check on it every 3 to 5 minutes to ensure the kernels are not burning.  Once they begin to pop, monitor them closely until the popping sound stops, or until the 15 minutes has expired.
  4. Remove the basket immediately and dump the contents in a large bowl.  Lightly spray with coconut or avocado oil, then dust with garnish to taste.
  5. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.