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the best vegan popcorn

Even when the movie sucks, you'll be glad you had the best vegan popcorn in hand. Try this easy recipe and use it as a base to add any flavors you like!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword popcorn, vegan popcorn
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 4
Author Lauren Toyota


  • 1/2 C organic popcorn kernels
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • sea salt and herbs or other seasonings, to taste


  1. Place a large pot over medium heat on the stove and add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and 1 to 2 kernels. Place a lid on top of the pot while it heats up. When the kernels pop, add the remaining popcorn kernels and place the lid back on the pot. Depending on the size of your pot, you may need to reduce the amount of kernels you're using (anywhere from 1/4 cup - 1/3 cup).

  2. They should start popping pretty quickly. You might need to shake the pot around a little bit to prevent kernels from burning on the bottom or allow a little bit of air to get inside the pot by lifting the lid slightly to one side to get it really popping quickly. Place the lid back on with no gaps as it finishes popping.

  3. Once the popping has calmed down, remove the pot from the heat. Pour the popcorn into a large bowl. Add remaining 3 tablespoons of coconut oil to the pot, which should be hot enough that it melts very quickly without having to put the pot back on the burner. Be careful, as your pot handles might be very hot!

  4. Pour oil over the popcorn and add nutritional yeast, sea salt and any other flavor additions you want. Toss to combine and coat the popcorn with seasoning. Sometimes it's easiest to do the popcorn in two batches, one in the bowl and one in the pot so you can coat every popped kernel well.

  5. Now... Netflix and chill!