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Brown Butter Salted Popcorn

Brown butter is an absolute game changer if you enjoy making your own popcorn at home. Rich browned butter and sea salt flecks folded into freshly popped kernels creates the ultimate snack!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brown Butter, Popcorn
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 242kcal
Author: Emily Laurae


  • Saucepan
  • Spatula
  • Heatproof Glass Container
  • Heavy Bottomed Dutch Oven or Saucepan


Brown Butter  

  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter

Homemade Brown Butter Popcorn 

  • 2 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
  • ½ cup Popcorn Kernels
  • ¼ cup Brown Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, Season to your liking


Brown Butter

  • Start by melting your butter over medium heat in a saucepan. Use a pan with a light-colored bottom so you can keep track of the color while the butter starts to brown.
  • Swirl the pan occasionally to make sure that the butter is cooking evenly
  • As the butter melts, it will begin to foam, sputter and the coloring will get darker
  • Once the butter has developed a deep golden brown color, pour into a heatproof glass container and set aside


  • Heat a large, heavy bottom pot over medium heat and add the coconut oil
  • Once the oil is hot, add one test kernel to the pot and cover. As soon as the test kernel have popped, place the rest of the popcorn seeds into the oil and cover
  • Once the kernels begin popping, shake every 10 seconds or so until you hear the popping slow down then remove from heat
  • Add your browned butter and salt to your popcorn and fold with a spatula to make sure every kernel is covered with that beautiful butter and top with salt


Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 684mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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