Elevate the classic movie theater snack with this cheesy savory homemade popcorn! Made with garlic, herbs, and nutritional yeast for a quick and easy healthy popcorn seasoning.
A bag of this oh so savory, “cheesy”, garlicky, rosemary popcorn is the best way to spend a night in curled up on the couch, watching a movie, probably cuddling with your dog. I like to call it the ideal Friday night date. You don’t have to try to make small talk, no awkward long pauses, and it’s fully acceptable to shovel it in your mouth at rapid speed. I don’t know what more you need.
Was anyone else memorized but also horrified by the cheese seasonings sitting at the popcorn buttering station at the movies? Like, how do they get popcorn to taste so cheesy and delicious with a couple shakes but also, do I really want to know?
What is Nutritional Yeast?
If you haven’t heard of nutritional yeast (aka “nooch”), welcome to the CHEESIEST party you’ll never want to leave! Nutritional yeast is an inactive yeast that packs some serious micro-nutrients - hence the name nutritional yeast. The seasoning alone has protein and fiber which is something of which I can never really get enough. It gives off a cheese-like flavor that is just incredible. I love adding it to eggs, sauces, pasta, basically everything.
What is savory popcorn without garlic and rosemary?? The two just mesh so well together. Then you add in some “cheesy” flavor and you’ll find your hand continuing to go back to the bowl like a magnetic force. I sprinkled just a tad of each, garlic powder and chopped rosemary, into the bowl and let’s just say I highly recommend.
Sprouted Popcorn Kernels
I also recently discovered sprouted popcorn kernels which I am SO about so I used them in this recipe. The "‘sprouted’ part simply means that the kernels have begun to, yes, sprout! The sprouting process aids in a more wholesome nutritional makeup of the grain. Think easier to digest, more vitamins that are easy to absorb, lower carbohydrate count, to name a few. However, this recipe will definitely work with the usual popcorn kernel. I would just watch for added sugars in the packaging.
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