Blackstone popcorn is a fun and easy snack you’ll want to make again and again. With just a few simple ingredients and about five minutes of your time, you’ll have a healthy and tasty snack the whole family will enjoy. Plus, it’s fun to do!
You already know you can use your Blackstone to make Smashburgers and pancakes. But how about whipping up some popcorn for family movie night?
How To Cook Popcorn On A Flat Top Grill
Griddle popcorn is so easy you’re going to find yourself making it all the time. All you really need is some corn kernels, oil, and a cooking dome.
Crank your griddle’s heat up to about 500 F and oil the flat top. Spread the kernels evenly on the cooking surface and cover with a dome. In about 3 to 5 minutes your popcorn will be ready to serve.
What Kind Of Toppings Can You Use?
Whatever you want! Once your popcorn comes off the griddle you can add whatever flavors you like best. Butter, white cheddar cheese, ranch, and caramel are just a few options.
If you’re having a party, you can create a do it yourself popcorn bar. Make a big batch of popcorn and put out a variety of seasonings and flavors for your guests to choose from. Fun!
I like to keep it simple most of the time so a drizzle of heart healthy olive oil and a sprinkle of salt is perfect, but I’m also a big fan of white cheddar popcorn.
If you want to try something really fun, check out this recipe for Marshmallow Popcorn with Bailey’s Irish Cream by Kristy from Popcornity. It’s perfect for St Patrick’s Day, but I certainly won’t be waiting until then to try it!
Is Blackstone Popcorn Healthy?
By itself popcorn is a particularly healthy snack. According to the American Heart Association, popcorn “is a whole grain, and high-fiber whole grains have been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, some cancers and other health problems.”
Also, because of it’s high fiber content and low calorie count, popcorn is considered a food that can aid in weight loss. Simply put, it makes you feel fuller quicker than other snack options like potato chips so you’ll eat less.
Of course, what you choose to put on top of your popcorn has a big impact on its health benefits. If you dump a gallon of melted butter and a cup of salt on it, you’ve turned a healthy snack into a dietary disaster.
Most movie popcorn is ridiculously unhealthy because it’s usually popped in unhealthy coconut oil with artificial flavors added. It might taste good, but it’s a high calorie snack loaded with artery clogging saturated fat.
My Blackstone popcorn recipe uses only a small amount of heart healthy olive oil and a dash of salt, so you can be sure you’re eating a snack that’s both delicious and good for you.
Pro Tip – If you’re not worried about keeping your griddle popcorn healthy and you want a really bangin’ flavor, try cooking bacon on your flat top and then popping the corn in the bacon grease instead of oil. You can even chop up some bacon and use it as a tasty garnish.
Blackstone Popcorn Recipe
- ½ cup corn kernels
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Preheat your griddle to high heat (about 500 F)
- Add oil to the grill and spread with a spatula
- Place the popcorn on the griddle and spread into an even layer
- Cover popcorn with a cooking dome and slide it around the cooking surface so the kernels roll around and don't burn
- After a minute or so you'll hear the corn kernels starting to pop. Don't be tempted to sneak a peek yet, if you lift the dome now the corn will start popping all over the place
- Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes total, or until the kernels have all popped. You'll know the popcorn is ready when the popping sound stops
- Use a spatula to carefully remove the popcorn and place in a bowl or tray
- Add your favorite seasonings and enjoy!
Keep it healthy with just a drizzle of olive oil and a dash of salt.
You can also pour on melted butter for more flavor, but that also adds more calories and fat.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 177mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g