This popcorn is a nice change from the regular butter and salt version and, with the addition of nutritional yeast and garlic, it has a nourishing twist. So, yes, it’s healthy popcorn!

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer

This popcorn is a nice change from the regular butter and salt version (which is delicious too).  Plus, the addition of nutritional yeast and garlic give it a nourishing twist. So, yes, it’s healthy popcorn!

Nutritional yeast provides B vitamins, while garlic is a powerful antioxidant.

The savory popcorn makes a great healthy snack, but I will admit to having it for dinner on a few exhausted occasions!

Nourishing Savory Popcorn

Ingredients

1/4 cup refined coconut oil or avocado oil
2/3 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
1/4 cup butter or ghee
1/2 tsp. fine sea salt
1 tbsp. nutritional yeast powder
2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. pepper

Method

In a large stock pot, heat the oil on medium-high. Add the popcorn kernels and shake the pot shaking to be sure all kernels are coated with oil and spread in a single layer.

This popcorn is a nice change from the regular butter and salt version (which is delicious too). Plus, the addition of nutritional yeast and garlic give it a nourishing twist. So, yes, it's healthy popcorn that you could even enjoy for dinner – we wont tattle!

 

Cover with the lid and shaking the pot back and forth throughout the popping process (not continually, just every now and then). This helps prevent scorching the kernels or popped corn.

Once popping slows to approximately once every 5 seconds (or so), turn off the heat, and shake the pot until popping stops.

Pour popcorn into a large bowl immediately.

This popcorn is a nice change from the regular butter and salt version (which is delicious too). Plus, the addition of nutritional yeast and garlic give it a nourishing twist. So, yes, it's healthy popcorn that you could even enjoy for dinner – we wont tattle!

 

Add butter or ghee to the pot and melt. Pour over the popcorn and stir to combine.

Sprinkle sea salt, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, and pepper over the popcorn. Stir to distribute evenly.

Enjoy your healthy popcorn!

*Note from Ann: Popcorn is a favorite in our home. In fact, with six teenagers we go through a ton! I love this easy way to add valuable nutrition and fats to something they already love to snack on. Garlic has awesome antibacterial punch and nutritional yeast is packed with a number of vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber and, perfect for popcorn, it has a pleasing cheesy flavor! Thanks for sharing Stacy!

This popcorn is a nice change from the regular butter and salt version (which is delicious too). Plus, the addition of nutritional yeast and garlic give it a nourishing twist. So, yes, it's healthy popcorn that you could even enjoy for dinner – we wont tattle!

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