Crunchy, soft and buttery popcorn is the ultimate happy food. No wonder it's such a popular party starter and night snack – and the ultimate companion for movie nights.
Popcorn has health benefits. It is a whole grain with important nutrients, vitamins and minerals and rich in fiber. Unfortunately, popcorn with supplements is made unhealthy at every turn.
At concession stands it is soaked in table salt and resembles a little butter (but is it?). And then there are the warnings about the linings in microwave popcorn.
While it is possible to find healthier versions of microwave popcorn (they contain corn, oil, salt, butter, turmeric or paprika as color). and vitamin E as a preservative), we like to skip the packaged things and make our own.
We found 22 recipes that create the flavors we crave. Get ready for the movie night! As a bonus, we paired each recipe with a recommendation for a movie to watch while chewing away.
. Salted Caramel Popcorn
With just a handful of ingredients, caramel popcorn doesn't get any easier. This blogger cuts out the refined sugar with maple syrup and coconut cream. Yum.
2. Vegan Maple Caramel Popcorn
We love this recipe that gives a crispy, nutty popcorn. A mixture of maple syrup, nut butter and vanilla is drizzled over popcorn and roasted nuts. Then just bake it for a few more minutes. Put the pillows on and get the couch ready!
Film: Dead Poets Society
3. Caramel apple popcorn
Salty popcorn combines apples and cinnamon and gives the mixture a little richness and an even greater amount of autumn flavors. This recipe actually contains dried apples, so you can have lots of crispy snacks at once.
4. Pumpkin Popcorn
In contrast to many pumpkin spice snacks, which are often based on artificial flavors, these bites are glazed with a spoonful of real (canned) pumpkin, maple syrup and cinnamon. Think of it as kettle corn.
Film: It's the Big Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
5. Strawberry Popcorn
This is party popcorn, perfect for a child's birthday or a shower. The secret of the beautiful color and deep taste are dehydrated strawberries. Since it is a party, we take a break with the refined sugar.
Pro tip : You are welcome to replace another type of oil if you do not want to use coconut.
Film: Legal Blonde
6. Vanilla-almond popcorn
Dates, almonds, vanilla and coconut oil are pureed into a rich mixture, which is poured over the cracked grains and baked until crispy.
Film: The Royal Tenenbaums
7. Dorito Popcorn
Satisfy your craving for nacho cheese with this popcorn instead of choosing the bag. It is vegan and milk-free and you can recognize every item in the short list of ingredients.
And don't worry – the best part of the original remains the same: delicious, cheesy orange dust to lick your fingers.
Film: Wayne & # 39; s World
8. Real cheese popcorn
This is an excellent basic recipe using real Parmesan cheese. You can keep it simple or use the spice powder suggestions you might have in your pantry, like peppers, curry, or – for a hint of the Chesapeake – Old Bay.
Pro tip: If you don't have coconut oil, you can use extra virgin olive oil in this recipe.
Film: Dirty Dancing
9. Vegan Cheese Popcorn
Vegan and dairy-free eaters can repair your cheesy popcorn here. Nutritional yeast is the star of this recipe. It is the vegetable source for cheddar-like taste. The recipe only provides half a serving, but we say scatter!
10. Thin Buttered Popcorn
With all the fancy iterations, let's take a minute to go back to the humble beginnings of popcorn with everyone's favorite ingredient: butter.
However, the amount of a film concession stand donor is too high (and is it really butter?). Instead, this blogger only requests a teaspoon of the real material to mist the popcorn so that every bite gets into the butter quality.
Film: Real Genius
14. Spicy coriander and lime popcorn
How does this blogger get the lime taste? Simple: It starts with a bag of grains pre-seasoned with salt and lime. After popping, she treats her with garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Then she serves them homemade salsa and melted queso. Yes.
Note: We are pro-queso, but you can easily or completely skip it depending on your nutritional needs.
Film: ] No country for old men
15. Sweet and spicy wasabi popcorn
Wasabi is not just for sushi – it also gives that popcorn that certain something. Cut off the heat of wasabi and cayenne pepper with a hint of butter and brown sugar. In the end you get a snack that tastes as irresistible as wasabi peas.
Film: Jiro Dreams of Sushi
16. Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn
With fresh (not dried) rosemary, fresh (not packaged) popcorn and fresh (unprocessed) Parmesan, this recipe is as natural as it gets.
It serves a crowd, so make sure you have enough hungry snackers when you cook it – it's too tasty not to share.
Film: Rosemary's Baby
17. Coconut Curry Popcorn
The use of curry and ginger powder makes this popcorn inspired by Thailand a breeze. Toast the unsweetened coconut flakes to get more flavor before mixing the coconut with coconut oil, spices, and sea salt.
Pro-Tip : If you don't have coconut oil, you should opt for a healthy heart. Olive oil in its place.
Film: Uncle Boonmee, who can remember his previous life
18. Masala Popcorn
Dress your popcorn in Bollywood glamor with chili powder, turmeric and a pinch of curry leaves. The blogger cooks the mixture of herbs and spices in oil to highlight their flavors before tossing the spicy mixture with the popcorn.
Film: The lunch box
19th Spicy Tequila Popcorn
This recipe actually contains real tequila as well as lime and a little sweet and spicy effect with cayenne pepper and brown sugar. Brush the popcorn with the mixture and then bake for 5 minutes until it is dry. Serving with margaritas is highly recommended.
Film: ¡Three Amigos!
20. Spicy Curry Popcorn
This recipe uses an adequate amount of butter, but is also the vehicle for spices such as coriander, ginger, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. A little brown sugar adds a contrasting sweetness that bursts the flavors.
Pro-Tipp : Since butter has a higher content of saturated fatty acids, you can replace olive oil depending on your eating habits.
Film: Mississippi Masala
21. Simple Sweet and Salty Popcorn
Honey is the sweetener here (and use the good things). It is mixed with a teaspoon of butter, a drop of vanilla and a dash of salt and the result is pure comfort food.
Film: When Harry met Sally …
22. Vegan Peanut Butter Popcorn
This 10-minute recipe is enough for two, but the nutty, salty, slightly sweet popcorn is so good that you might not want to share it. It requires vegan butter, but you can substitute coconut oil if that's all you have on hand.
Film: Mean Girls
Making your own flavored popcorn at home has never been easier. All you need is a cup of kernel and everything that's in your pantry or fridge to create a delicious, creative movie night snack.
Whatever you wish for, there is no doubt a recipe to satisfy it. Now all you need is a cozy place to relax, something endlessly entertaining (* um * "Tiger King") and a couple of napkins for your fingers – although it's okay to lick them clean. Have fun!