Why buy a popcorn mix at the store when you can make one at home in under 10 minutes? You don't need to be an ace in the kitchen to come up with a delicious snack. This recipe makes a great treat for a movie night in, a simple afternoon snack, or even as a side or topping for soups and salads. When making a nutritious gourmet popcorn topping, look for a mix of flavourful ingredients like nutritional yeast, spices, fresh herbs and nuts. Let yourself be tempted by this salty snack and enjoy it with friends and family alike!
In a food processor, grind nuts into a fine powder for several seconds, then add spices, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper, mixing a few seconds more. Set aside.
In a large saucepan, melt 2 tbsp of coconut oil over medium heat.
Once oil is hot, add in popping corn and cover pot with a strainer large enough to seal in popcorn and prevent kernels from flying everywhere as they pop.
Wait until the first kernels pop, and then begin shaking pan while still holding strainer firmly on top. Let kernels pop, shaking every 5 or 6 seconds.
Once corn has stopped popping, transfer to a large bowl. Melt remaining coconut oil and pour all over popcorn. Sprinkle with nut and spice mix, tossing to coat popcorn.