delicious popcorn in air fryer

Preparation Time: 2 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Recipe Intensity: Easy


  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1-2 tablespoons oil (such as vegetable oil or coconut oil)
  • Salt to taste
  • Optional toppings: melted butter, nutritional yeast, grated cheese, cinnamon sugar, etc.


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for about 3-5 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the popcorn kernels and oil. Toss well to coat the kernels evenly with the oil.
  3. Lightly coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray or oil spray to prevent sticking.
  4. Spread the coated popcorn kernels evenly in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  5. Air fry the popcorn at 400°F (200°C) for about 10 minutes, shaking the basket every few minutes to ensure even cooking.
  6. Once the popping slows down and most kernels have popped, turn off the air fryer.
  7. Carefully remove the air fryer basket from the machine and transfer the popcorn to a serving bowl.
  8. Season the popcorn with salt or any desired toppings while it’s still hot. Toss the popcorn gently to coat it with the seasonings.
  9. Serve the crispy and delicious air fryer popcorn immediately as a tasty snack.

Note: Cooking times may vary slightly depending on the efficiency of your air fryer and the type of popcorn kernels used. Monitor the popcorn closely towards the end of cooking to prevent burning.

Enjoy your homemade crispy popcorn made in the air fryer! Feel free to experiment with different seasonings and toppings to suit your taste preferences.

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