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9 Absolutely Scrumptious Vegan Popcorn Ideas

Are you vegan and looking for more snack variety? We’ve got you! Check out our vegan stovetop popcorn recommendations below.

Who says being vegan means having limited options for snacks? With popcorn as a blank canvas, you’ll never get bored experimenting with different flavors. 

Just take a look at these 9 vegan popcorn ideas:

Nooch Popcorn 

Let’s start off with something basic — nooch popcorn. 

We’re pretty sure nutritional yeast is a staple in your kitchen, so why not use it to make vegan cheese popcorn? Just add a generous amount of the stuff over freshly popped popcorn, then a pinch of garlic powder and sea salt. So easy, so savory, so good!  

Dill Pickle Popcorn

dill pickle popcorn

This is a must-try if you enjoy tangy, briny flavors. You just have to combine dried dill weed, garlic powder, onion powder, and nutritional yeast and coat your popcorn with it. Since these are dry ingredients, spraying a light layer of oil over the popcorn will keep them from falling to the bottom of the bowl. 

Read More: A Simply Dill-icious Dill Pickle Popcorn Recipe

Vegan Caramel Popcorn

This vegan popcorn is really more of a dessert than a snack, but we’ve got no complaints here! To make it, you’ll need to mix coconut milk, sugar, and vanilla extract in a saucepan, wait till the caramel sauce thickens and turns golden brown, then drizzle it over your stovetop popcorn and coat it evenly. 

You’ll need to give it time to cool and harden, but after that, you’ll end up with a sticky sweet vegan caramel popcorn treat. 

Vegan Butter Popcorn 

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Did you know that most movie theaters don’t use real butter for their popcorn? Instead, what gives it that buttery flavor and richness is coconut oil. 

But not all movie theater popcorn is vegan, as some places might use a milk-based butter seasoning. To be on the safe side, ask for a rundown of the ingredients, or better yet — grab yourself a box of our Oh Sooo Buttery Popcorn!

It’s vegan and gluten-free, plus it tastes just like cinema popcorn. Each kit is pre-measured, so all you have to do is dump the contents into a stovetop popcorn popper, wait for the kernels to pop, and enjoy. 

Cajun Popcorn

cajun popcorn

Next up, we’ve got cajun popcorn. You’ll love this if you want your snack to have a little kick (and a load of flavor). This vegan popcorn is a complex blend of seasonings like paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and thyme but it’s super easy to make. Check out our cajun popcorn recipe here. 

Matcha Popcorn

This is probably the most unusual vegan popcorn idea we’re sharing, but hey, if you’re a huge matcha fan, you’re gonna love the combination of its earthy, slightly bitter taste with the subtle nutty taste of popcorn. 

Simply mix matcha powder, coconut oil, and a pinch of sea salt, then drizzle it over popcorn. You also have the option to add agave nectar for a hint of sweetness.

Kettle Corn

person grabs a handful of kettle corn from a bowl

Kettle corn only needs four ingredients: kernels, oil, sugar, and salt. Sounds simple enough, but if you actually tried cooking some before, you know it’s tougher than they make it look at your local county fair.

It’s still on this list of vegan popcorn, though, because when done right, its balance of sweet and salty is truly addicting. 

We even have two tricks for consistently yummy kettle corn — our Classic Kettle Popcorn kits and stainless steel Popper. The kits take the guesswork out of the perfect sugar-to-salt ratio while the Popper prevents burning with its multi-clad metal bottom and patented spinner.

Related: How to Make Kettle Corn Easily at Home

Everything Bagel Popcorn

This is everything you love about bagels, except it’s lighter, crunchier, and something to enjoy by the handful. That blend of poppy seeds, garlic powder, sesame seeds, onion powder, and salt? Talk about a savory snack!

You don’t even have to make the seasoning from scratch — using the ready-made stuff will do. 

Cinnamon Popcorn 

cinnamon popcorn in a bowl

You know those Classic Kettle Popcorn kits we were talking about earlier? Well, you can also use them to make cinnamon sugar popcorn. You’ll only have to add ground cinnamon for the flavoring. The only other ingredient you’ll have to add is ground cinnamon (and some oil, to spray on the popcorn and allow the seasoning to stick).

The result is an aromatic treat that’s perfect for a cozy date or movie night

Countless Vegan Popcorn Options Await

These vegan popcorn ideas are just some examples that show you how versatile popcorn is. Go ahead and try these out — you might just find your new favorite snack (or come up with your own unique creations along the way).

Looking for more popcorn inspiration and recipes? Check out our other blog posts. 

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