This is the best popcorn you will ever lay your hands and taste buds on and it’s been approved by most of the people I know! A lot of people tend to think that living a healthy lifestyle means you can’t eat things like chips, chocolate, “comforting junk food”, ice cream, POPCORN, etc. In fact, on most days, I always include more than one kind of treat that I desire and this is what makes me happy on this lifestyle. Starvation and deprivation of all the things you love will only make you moody, down and not so happy.
Now for this popcorn, it tastes better than anything with real butter on it. It takes only 5-10 mins to make and is the ultimate snack food to have on a Friday Netflix night. It tastes cheesy from the nutritional yeast (don’t be scared, this isn’t as scary as it sounds but once you start including it in your popcorn you won’t ever go back again! You can find out more about it in my September favourites) , not too salty and ever so more-ish. You NEED this in your life, I promise!
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
3 tbsp coconut oil
1-2 tbsp nutritional yeast
Himalayan/Sea salt to taste
Place a large sauce pan/pot over medium heat and add 1 heaped tablespoon of coconut oil and 1-2 kernels. Place a lid on top of the pot while it heats up. When the kernels pop add the remaining popcorn kernels and place the lid back on the pot.
They should start popping pretty quickly. You might need to shake the pot around a little bit to prevent kernels from burning on the bottom or allow a little bit of air to get inside the pot by lifting the lid slightly to one side to get it really popping quickly. Then place the lid back on with no gaps as it finishes popping.
Once the popping has calmed down, remove the pot from the heat. Pour the popcorn into a large bowl. Add remaining 2 tablespoons of coconut oil to the pot, which should be hot enough that it melts very quickly without having to put the pot back on the burner.
Pour the oil over the popcorn and add nutritional yeast and salt. Toss to combine and coat the popcorn with seasoning.
Feel free to add any other seasoning as well. Sometimes I add chilli powder and black pepper, paprika and garlic powder are tasty too. YUM!