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Instant Pot Popcorn in a glass bowl on it's side
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Instant Pot Popcorn

Make this Instant Pot Popcorn with just three ingredients. It's healthy, delicious and made with real food ingredients that's actually good for your family.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy popcorn, homemade popcorn
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 186kcal
Author: Don't Mess With Mama



  • 2 tbsp butter


  • Turn Instant Pot on to the Saute (High) setting. Wait 5 minutes to allow the temperature to get high.
  • Add coconut oil and let it melt. Tilt the Instant Pot to swirl around coconut oil to cover the bottom of the pan. Make sure the oil is sizzling hot (put a drop a water to check that it sizzles). NOTE: If you skip this step, the popcorn will stick to the bottom and burn.
  • Add popcorn kernels and use a spatula to coat the popcorn well. Stir for about 30 seconds. Cover with a clear Instant Pot lid.
  • It will take about 2 minutes for the popcorn to start popping. Do NOT take off the lid. Use the lid to see when most of the popcorn is popped (about 3/4 done or about 3-4 minutes), and then turn it off (letting the rest of the kernels pop for another 30 seconds or so).
  • Remove the lid and then take out the inner pot. Pour the popcorn into a large bowl and let it sit for about 2-3 minutes to let the coconut oil set in. This adds to the flavor. 
  • Add butter (optional) and salt to taste. 


Coconut oil will make the best popcorn because it's a high heat oil. It also adds a lot of flavor. 
If you find that your popcorn kernels aren't popping, it could be the quality of the kernels. Try a different brand or batch of popcorn. 


Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Iron: 0.6mg