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how to make oil free popcorn

Cheesy Oil Free Popcorn

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  • Author: The Green Creator
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: one bowl 1x
  • Category: snack, savory, sweet
  • Cuisine: plantbased, vegan, healthy, oil free, salt free, gluten free, dairy free


Always perfectly popped popcorn without any oil, but with a delicious ”vegan cheese” seasoning that actually sticks to your popcorn.


  • half a cup (about 50 grams) of organic popcorn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • ½ tablespoon garlic powder
  • 12 tablespoons of onion powder
  • water in a spray bottle
  • air popper or popcorn maker
  • other seasoning options:
  • Instead of water you can also use water mixed with apple cider vinegar or the liquid of pickle seasoning (dill). Other seasonings options are dried dill or chlorella.


  1. While getting my seasings out I like to switch on my air popper for just 30 seconds so it can preheat. Add the popcorn kernels in the air popper. Place a bowl in front of the air popper to catch the popcorn. In a few minutes you’ll have fresh perfectly popped warm popcorn.
  2. Meanwhile fill your spray bottle with water (or any of the other suggestions).
  3. When the popcorn is done spray the popcorn lightly with water and immediately add the seasonings over the popcorn. If you wait the water will dry up and the seasoning will not stick to the popcorn. Make sure your seasoning is powdery. If it’s too grainy it will not stick that well to your popcorn. You can make any seasoning more powdery in a mortar or dry (coffee) grinder/blender.