Tasty Popcorn Recipes {Snacktime Saturday}

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My kids love to snack at night, so I make popcorn to satisfy the cravings! I don’t buy popcorn in a bag and toss it in the microwave. I buy organic corn kernels and pop them on the stove!


I have two kinds of popcorn recipes to share: one savory and one sweet.



Add oil {whatever oil you prefer} to a pan and let it heat up on high. I then add in 1/3 to 1/4 cup kernels. Place the lid back on and let it continue to heat up. Shake the pan around a little. Once the kernels start popping, shake the pan more vigerously. When the popping slows down turn the heat off and keep shaking till you don’t hear any more popping. Be careful when you remove the lid because some may still be popping and will jump right out of the pan. I then add the popped corn to a bowl.



To make the popcorn savory I normally use canola oil. Once in the bowl, I will drizzle with olive oil and nutritional yeast. Gently shake the bowl to coat evenly. I do not measure the nutritional yeast out, but I love the way it tastes so I always pour in a lot! You can also add a little salt, but it isn’t necessary because the nutritional yeast is a little salty tasting.




To make the popcorn sweet, I normally use coconut oil. Once in the bowl, I drizzle more coconut oil over the popcorn along with a chocolate sugar mixture. Gently shake the bowl to coat evenly. To make the chocolate sugar mixture, I take one part cocoa powder to three parts sugar, I also add some cinnamon, but that can be left out if you prefer. Since I make this popcorn at least once a week, I make a large amount at once and store it in a mason jar. When I need it, I just shake out the desired amount.




YUM! My whole family loves popcorn and I am glad that I can make this popcorn without butter and salt. Popcorn can be enjoyed in a healthy way without being plain and boring!


I am linking up with Snacktime Saturday this week over at Crunchy Farm Baby and Young Nesters.


Do you make popcorn? Have any popcorn toppings/recipes you would like to share? I would love to try something new!



About Brittney Minor

Brittney is the owner/author of Brittleby's Corner. As a mom to 2 kids, she knows the importance of living a simple, healthy, and natural lifestyle. Brittney actively searches for greener ways to live and shares them with her readers.


  1. Leah at Crunchy Farm Baby

    Wow – I never realized you could pop popcorn right in a pan on the stove! Definitely going to be picking up some kernels at the grocery store today!! Thanks for linking up to Snacktime Saturday!
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  2. Audrey says:

    One of my guilty pleasures is caramel corn. :) But low-fat popcorn is such a great snack and fun!

  3. Jaime

    This is a great idea lol, here I’ve been using an airpopper, melting oil, and trying to drizzle it over top = I didn’t realize I could just do it on the stove! I actually used coconut oil for savory popcorn, too – that nutritional yeast is a nice strong cheese-popcorn flavor, and besides, the oil is just *the best* texture!!!
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  4. Shannon

    My airpopper has been seriously underused lately. Thanks for the ideas!
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  5. Melanie Schemanski

    I use my air popper a lot too. Can;t believe the nasty chemicals in the microwave popcorn, yuck! Now I do use real butter and salt on mine. I haven’t heard of the yeast before. What benefits does it have?

    • Brittney

      It is a complete protein and contains vitamins, especially the B-complex vitamins! I use it mostly on popcorn and kale chips! It has a nutty, cheesy flavor, so it can be used as a cheese substitute as well!

  6. Francesca says:

    Great recipe for a quick snack! My kids love popcorn and this can become a family “activity” to do together! Thanks for sharing! Great blog and great ideas!

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