Nutritional Yeast Popcorn

Sometimes dinner may consist of popcorn + red wine and it’s perfectly okay!

Nutritional Yeast Popcorn and Red Wine
Nutritional Yeast Popcorn and Red Wine

The idea of nutritional yeast flakes and popcorn stemmed from a friend who exclaimed its goodness in pairing.  It makes sense, nutritional yeast has a flavor described as nutty, creamy or cheesy, a perfect popcorn topping!  On the plus side nutritional yeast is a complete protein and high in B vitamins, which are great for helping our bodies use energy from food.

For an added flavor boost try adding a drizzle of tamari or soy sauce with cayenne pepper to spice things up!

Nutritional Yeast Popcorn with Tamari and Cayenne
Nutritional Yeast Popcorn with Tamari and Cayenne

Nutritional Yeast Popcorn
2 cups

1.5 Teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
2 Tablespoons popcorn
1 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
Sea Salt to taste
Paper bag for shaking

Heat 1 teaspoon of oil and place a few kernels of popcorn in a pot with a lid over medium heat.  When you hear the tester corn pop, add the rest of the kernels, cover and shake.  Continue shaking the pot over the heat until the popping slows down.  Take off heat, remove lid and dump popped corn into the paper bag.  Add 1/2 teaspoon oil, nutritional yeast and salt. SHAKE IT UP!  Pour into a large bowl and eat.

***If you would like to add soy sauce, omit the salt and simply drizzle it over the popped corn (for those who enjoy buttery, soggy popcorn, this is for you!)  Then sprinkle on some cayenne pepper and serve.

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