The best way to learn how to create your own unique gourmet flavors for your popcorn is to review some existing recipes. We have selected, from Popcorn.org, three low-fat or no-fat recipes for flavoring your popcorn at home. Look at these recipes closely for inspiration and make your changes. Another tip that was suggested in some recipes: use egg-whites as a no-fat alternative to adhere flavors to the kernels.
Dilly Lemon Munch
Yield: 2 quarts
2 quarts popcorn popped
2 tablespoons shredded lemon peel
1 teaspoon dill weed
Optional: 1/2 teaspoon low-sodium salt
Toss popcorn with lemon peel and dill weed.
Flavor enhances as popcorn stands.
Yield: 10 Cups
2 tablespoons garlic flavored or vegetable oil (We recommend coconut oil)
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1 tablespoon melted butter, optional
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast or brewer’s yeast (found at health food stores, adds a cheese-like flavor without the calories or fat)
1 teaspoon curry powder, optional
In a large, heavy-bottomed pot (with a lid), place oil and about 3 popcorn kernels.
Heat over a medium-high heat until you hear a kernel pop. Add remaining popcorn; cover.
Once corn begins to pop, shake pot constantly over heat. When popping slows, remove pot from heat and transfer popcorn to a serving bowl. Pour butter over popcorn, if desired, and toss.
Sprinkle yeast and curry powder, if desired, over popcorn and toss to distribute evenly.
Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container.
Chili Lime Popcorn Snack Mix
Yield: 1 quart
1 quart popped popcorn
1 teaspoon brewer’s yeast powder (or nutritional yeast; available in health food stores)
1 teaspoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 300° F.
Spread popcorn on a baking sheet.
Sprinkle yeast powder, lime juice, chili powder and salt over popcorn.
Heat about 7 minutes and toss just before serving. Serve warm.
Hope you enjoy these seasoning ideas and are inspired to create your own. Send your own recipes along in the comment section.
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