Indulge in a guilt-free snacking experience with this delightful Vegan Popcorn recipe. Whether you’re looking for a tasty movie night treat or a crunchy snack to satisfy your cravings, this recipe is sure to hit the spot. Made without any animal products, this vegan version of popcorn is not only delicious but also suitable for those following a plant-based lifestyle. So grab your popcorn kernels, and let’s get popping!
- 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil (or other vegetable oil)
- 1-2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (adjust to taste)
- Heat a large pot or saucepan over medium heat. Add the coconut oil and allow it to melt completely.
- Add the popcorn kernels to the pot and cover it with a tight-fitting lid. Make sure all the kernels are in a single layer at the bottom of the pot.
- Shake the pot gently to distribute the heat and prevent the kernels from burning. Continue shaking the pot occasionally while the popcorn pops.
- Once the popping slows down and there is a few seconds between pops, remove the pot from the heat. Let it sit for a minute to allow any remaining kernels to pop.
- In a small bowl, combine the nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and sea salt. Mix well to create the seasoning blend.
- Drizzle the melted coconut oil over the popped popcorn while tossing it gently to ensure even coating.
- Sprinkle the seasoning blend over the popcorn and toss again to distribute the flavors evenly.
- Taste and adjust the salt or other seasonings according to your preference.
- Serve the vegan popcorn immediately and enjoy!
Note: You can store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to a week. However, the popcorn is best enjoyed fresh.