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pumpkin spice pecan popcorn

Homemade popcorn is the only way to go and adding your own candied pecans and pumpkin spice is just a knock-out snack! This is slightly healthier using coconut oil instead of vegan butter, but the pecans also add a sweet buttery flavor to the mix. Try this tonight while you curl up to watch scary movies!

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pumpkin spice pecan popcorn

here's a sweet and spicy way to class up your popcorn.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword pecan, popcorn, pumpkin spice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Author Lauren Toyota


  • 1/3 C popcorn kernels
  • 1/8 C coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground all-spice
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 C pecans
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar


  1. Mix the spices and sea salt in a small bowl with a fork until well combined and set aside. 

  2. Cut the pecans in half or roughly chop them. Heat a pan over medium and toast the pecans with about 1/2 tsp of the coconut oil and the tablespoon of brown sugar. Toss and stir pretty constantly to prevent burning. The sugar will melt with the oil and start to bubble in about 2 to 3 minutes. At that point just toss the nuts again to make sure they're coated and remove the pan from the heat and leave aside.

  3. For the popcorn, heat a large pot over medium heat and put another 1/4 tsp of the coconut oil and 1 popcorn kernel in the pot right away and cover with a lid. As soon as you hear that 1 kernel pop, add the remaining kernels and cover with the lid again. Carefully shake the pot a little to coat all the kernels and do not remove the lid until all the kernels have finished popping.

  4. Transfer the popcorn to a large bowl, and then put the remaining coconut oil and spice/salt mixture into the pot and whisk until it's well mixed. Be careful at this point because the pot is extremely hot! Put the popcorn back in the pot along with the candied pecans, cover with the lid, and shake to coat everything. Serve immediately.


  • LM 4 years ago

    This popcorn was sooo delicious we are going to find a huge batch tomorrow night while we watch scary Halloween movies. 🙂

    • Lauren Toyota 4 years ago

      may I suggest The Den on Netflix. It looks kind of weird, but its super scary!

      • LM 4 years ago

        Looks awful; I’m in!! 🙂

  • Chelsey 2 years ago

    14 teaspoons of nutmeg or 1/4 teaspoon??

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