Sunday, July 29, 2012
Popcorn with Nutritional Yeast Flakes
I found a new recipe for popcorn that I love more than my other popcorn post. I honestly didn't think it was possible and I really never believed I would find one that is actually good for you. I was at a friends house and she was making popcorn for her son's baseball game. She said it had nutritional yeast on it and I almost gagged just at the name alone. I smelled the these flakes from the a bag and thought GROSS. But I am always willing to try just about anything. I took a couple of bites and all of the sudden I couldn't stop eating it. She was nice enough to make me a bag and I took it home to my mom to try. I knew I could never tell my mom what was on it or she would never try it. After she ate 3 handfuls and told me it was good I then divulged the ingredients to her. She loved it and bought us a popcorn maker so we could make it whenever we wanted some.
This recipe given to me by Cindy Sawyer also founder of Towelocs If you have never heard of these you should click on the link and check out this great product. They make life easier for all you moms out there who are tired of picking up the towel after your kids pull them off the ring to dry their hands.
2/3 cup of popcorn kernels
2-3 tablespoon grape seed oil
1-2 teaspoons of salt
3 tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast Flakes
I pop my kernels in an air popper but if you don't have one you can put the kernels in a brown paper lunch bag and pop them in the microwave for about 4 minutes (Don't add oil).
Once the kernels are popped add a little oil, a little flakes and salt. Mix well and then continues to add a little more until it is all covered well and taste. You might want to add more or leave some out depending on your taste.
The best part is this popcorn is quite good for you. Nutritional Yeast has vitamin B12 and used by many Vegans as a substitute for cheese. If you don't like cheese flavored popcorn you probably won't like this. I tried it on many of my family members and the only ones that weren't impressed was those who don't like cheesy popcorn. Give it a try and I am warning you now it is hard to stop eating it.