Vegan Popcorn

Februari 07, 2019
Vegan popcorn, a delicious and healthy snack. They’re gluten-free, made with oil instead of butter and also with other natural ingredients.

Popcorn is usually made with oil in Spain because we’re so into olive oil, but I know it’s usually made with butter in other countries. Besides, making your own popcorn is a good choice because you can choose the ingredient you’re using and add anything you want.

You only need 3 ingredients to make popcorn at home: oil, popcorn kernels and salt. It’s also delicious with some nutritional yeast and garlic powder, but it’s up to you. If you don’t consume oil, you’ll find an alternative in the recipe box notes.

Popcorn can be a healthy snack if it’s made with natural ingredients and is so convenient to enjoy on the go as well. Of course you can eat it while watching a movie or a TV show or even bring them to the cinema. In addition, you’ll save some money and your body will be happy because homemade popcorn is much healthier too.

It’s better freshly made, but you can keep leftovers up to a week in a sealed container at room temperature. Besides, feel free to omit or add any ingredients you want and make your very own recipe.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4
Category: Appetizers & Snacks
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free


    2-4 tbsp coconut oil, see notes for an oil-free alternative
    1/2 cup popcorn kernels (105 g)
    1/4 cup nutritional yeast (4 tbsp)
    2 tsp garlic powder
    1-2 tsp salt


    Add oil to a large pot over medium-high heat. We used 2 tbsp, but if you add more, your popcorn will taste even better and the rest of the ingredients will stick easier to the popcorn as well.
    When the oil is hot, add 3-4 individual kernels to the pot and cover. Once they pop, uncover the pan, add the rest of the kernels and cover again. Give the pot a shake once in a while to prevent burning.
    When the popping dies down, remove from heat, add the rest of the ingredients and give the pot a good shake to combine.
    Serve immediately or keep leftovers in a sealed container at room temperature for 5-7 days.


    I tried to make popcorn with no oil a few years ago and it worked. I just cooked the popcorn kernels over medium-high heat with no oil in a large pot, giving the pot a shake once in a while to prevent burning. I only added salt, but if you’re going to add the nutritional yeast and garlic powder as well, I think you should add a tiny amount of water before adding the nutritional yeast and garlic powder, that way they’ll stick to the popcorn easier.
    Any type of oil will do.
    Nutritional yeast and garlic powder are optional ingredients.
    Nutritional info has been calculated by using 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 1 teaspoon of salt.
    Recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven.


    Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe
    Calories: 180
    Sugar: 0.3 g
    Sodium: 582 mg
    Fat: 8.1 g
    Saturated Fat: 7.2 g
    Carbohydrates: 23.2 g
    Fiber: 4.6 g
    Protein: 6.7 g

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