Lauryn’s Homemade Popcorn Recipe

Homemade Popcorn

Last week, we posted our team's favorite snacks, with a focus on foods that are healthy and nourishing.

Well, we recently added someone new to our team, and she shared her delicious popcorn recipe with us. So we thought we'd share it with you. 🙂

Lauryn, our new Social Media Coordinator (she's the one you'll talk to if you message us on Facebook), loves popcorn. In fact, she calls it one of her all-time favorite snacks.

And popcorn can be a really healthy snack. It all depends on which kind you use and what you put on top of it. We recommend buying organic kernels and topping it with healing spices like turmeric and healthy fats like coconut oil.

This recipe also includes nutritional yeast, which is a food almost every vegan eater has in their pantry. That's because it's a uniquely non-animal source of B12, a really important nutrient that helps keep our nerves and blood healthy. You can find nutritional yeast in your local health food store or food coop (we love buying it in bulk). It's light sensitive, so make sure to store it in a cool, dry place.

Here's Lauryn's recipe:

Healthy Homemade Popcorn


  • 1/2 cup organic popcorn
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp ghee (or, just use another tbsp coconut oil)
  • About 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • Dash of turmeric
  • Dash of cumin
  • Dash of himalayan sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese


  1. Pop popcorn on the stovetop.
  2. Melt ghee and coconut oil together and pour over popcorn.
  3. Sprinkle on nutritional yeast. This is really to taste, so if you want to add more than 3 tbsp, go for it!
  4. Add remaining ingredients, using your eyes and tastebuds as guides.
  5. Enjoy!

What do you like to put on your homemade popcorn? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Karen says

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  2. E. Woodring says

    Thanks for the recipe! It sounds very tasty and I love that you added all of the spices. As much as I didn’t want to, I’ stopped using nutritional yeast a few years ago after hearing that there’s a lot of naturally occurring MSG in it. I’m hoping you can persuade me that it’s in low amounts or not something to worry about because I used to add it to popcorn also, and vegetables, and potatoes……:)

  3. Michele says

    Sounds like a great popcorn recipe. Glad you stated organic popcorn! My recipe is more simple.
    Pop organic popcorn.
    Melt organic coconut oil (1/4 cup?)
    Add 4 drops of doTERRA Rosemary oil into coconut oil.
    (make sure it’s doTERRA, as it is safe to ingest).
    Pour coconut oil over popcorn, salt with good quality salt (Himalayan), toss and enjoy!

  4. Margaret says

    When you pop popcorn on the stove top, do you need some of the oil in the pan? I can use an air popper but am curious about popping the corn using the stove. The only time I popped popcorn on the stove was a long time ago using “Jiffy Pop” 😀

    • Verity says

      Popping on the stove is tricky. You need some oil and to avoid burning, you need to shake the pot (with a lid!) back and forth. A hot air popper is much easier and requires no oil.

  5. Barbara Sinclair says

    Nowadays, mostly just ghee and sea salt. Sometimes coconut oil. This sounds very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Jill says

    My favorite way to prepare popcorn is simply air popped popcorn, with flaxseed oil and Sea salt. It’s so good for you and delish!

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