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Enjoyed by kids and adults alike, popcorn is one of the most popular snacks and easily made at home within a matter of minutes. No doubt, the flavour of nutritional yeast is slightly different than butter and when trying for the first time you might have to give it a moments thought to decide what to think of the taste but after a few bites you'll find it irresistable! It's a cross between nutty, cheesy, a little salty and deliciously savoury, making it a scrumptious dairy free and gluten free snack.
You can use nutritional yeast to help flavour all kind of different foods, but it is seriously good on popcorn!
Prep Time: 1 min / Cook Time: 9 mins / Total Time: 10 mins / Yield: about 8 cups
Recipe source: Gimme Some Oven www.gimmesomeoven.com
3-4 Tablespoons oil, or enough to coat the bottom of the pan (any high heat oil will do — i.e. coconut oil)
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1/4 cup nutritional yeast, or more*/less to taste
1-2 teaspoons salt, to taste
1. Add oil to a large metal stockpot over medium-high heat. Place 3-4 individual kernels in the pan and cover. Once they pop, uncover the pan and add in the rest of the kernels so that they form a single layer on the bottom of the pan. Cover, and give the pot a shake so that they all get coated with the oil.
2. Once the popcorn kernels start popping furiously, give the pot a good shake every 15 seconds or so to help the un-popped kernels fall to the bottom, which prevents burning. When the popping dies down, immediately pour the popcorn it into a large mixing bowl (one that has a lid, like tupperware), and sprinkle with nutritional yeast and salt. Cover, and give it a good shake to combine.
Serve and enjoy!
*you can add more nutritional yeast if you like, depending on your preference. Some of it naturally falls off.
**If the nutritional yeast isn’t sticking, you may also need to use a bit more coconut oil, or you can try closing the lid on the popcorn completely while it’s cooking (which won’t let the kernels dry out as much, which will help the nutritional yeast stick to them better).