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Kristin's Favorite {Spiced} Popcorn
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Kristin's Favorite {Spiced} Popcorn

This deceptively simple spiced popcorn is indeed my favorite.  It's a tiny bit spicy, a tad cheesy, and it totally tantalizes the tastebuds!  It definitely has that Pringles effect; "Once you pop, you can't stop!" 

This recipe's official name in my house is "Kristin's Favorite Popcorn,"  I tried to come up with a more exciting title, but it just didn't feel right!  Here is the classic scenario: 

Kristin:  "I'm going to make popcorn." 

Friend:  Unexcitedly, "Okay." 

Kristin:  "Crunch, mmm, chomp chomp." 

Friend:  "I guess I'll try some...  HEY, what did you put on this?  Mmm!  You better make more..." 


Kristin's Favorite {Spiced} Popcorn

1/2 cup organic Popcorn Kernals

2 tbsp Nutritional Yeast Flakes

1 tbsp Olive Oil

Pinch of Sugar

Pinch of Sea Salt

1/2 tbsp Vegan Margarine

Sprinkle of good Paprika

Sprinkle of Cayenne Pepper

Sea Salt and Pepper, to taste


In a large non-stick pot with lid, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.  Add popcorn kernals right in, along with a small pinch of sugar, small pinch of salt.  Shake kernals around to mix.  Place a paper or thin cloth kitchen towel between the pot and lid.  This prevents the popcorn getting soggy from the condensation collecting under the lid. 

Alternately leave pot on heat, and lift up to shake/rotate kernals.  Do this off and on so that the kernals get hot enough to pop but do not burn.  Once popping slows to a stop, pour popcorn into a serving bowl.  Melt margarine in warm pot, pour popped corn back in and toss to coat. 

Sprinkle the nutritional yeast flakes and toss.  Sprinkle paprika just so it dusts the top layer of popcorn with color.  Do this again, using a little less, with the cayenne.  Season with salt and pepper to taste, toss to mix.  Return popcorn to serving bowl and enjoy.


*This popcorn is best fresh but will keep for up to 24 hours in an air-tight container.  I like to use a big recycled glass apple sauce jar for storing. :)

*To add depth and mystery to this recipe, you can go a little further in the Indian direction by adding a sprinkle of one or more of the following; curry powder, ground cumin, ground ginger. 

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  1. trlrprksqrl
    Oh wow, I'm going to have to try this. Genius, I say.
  2. SnakeWitch
    Ooooh, lovely! Voted!
    1. BuddhasDelight
      this is the one i was telling you about snakewitch :) it doesn't seem like much but it is so tasty and a family favorite. enjoy! :)
  3. Carolyn
    Vote #4! I love popcorn!
  4. Virtually Homemade
    Virtually Homemade
    sounds really good - i love flavored popcorns. i try to stay gluten free so popcorn varieties are good! voted!
  5. Veganara
    Voted. Sounds amazing, how did I miss this?! I have just seen it on Facebook.


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