Vegan Cheesy Popcorn Recipe

Want a popcorn recipe that’s easy, delicious and has health benefits?  Turmeric has long been known to help fight inflammation in the body, plus it gives popcorn a beautiful golden yellow color. Your loved ones will think you’re treating them to an indulgent snack, meanwhile you’ll feel great knowing it contains one of the most beneficial spices around. Want to feel even more amazing? Google the proven health benefits of turmeric. It’s mother nature’s magic medicine.  

Vegan Cheesy Popcorn


¾ cup popcorn kernels

⅓ cup coconut oil, melted

⅔ cup raw curry cashews or plain raw cashews

⅓ cup nutritional yeast

2 tsp. turmeric powder

2 tsp. sea salt

1 tsp. onion powder


Pop the popcorn kernels using an air popper into a very large bowl according to manual instructions (you may have to pop ¼ cup kernels at a time depending on your machine). Alternatively you can pop popcorn on the stovetop in a large covered pan using part of the coconut oil, reserving the rest as a topping.

In a food processor add cashews, nutritional yeast, turmeric, salt and onion powder. Process until very finely ground.

Pour melted coconut oil over popcorn, mix.

Next, sprinkle the ground cheesy powder over the popcorn breaking up clumps with your fingertips. Stir, continuing to break up any clumps of cheese powder.

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Just try and keep little fingers away!

“How about you take pictures with me in them Mom so I don’t have to wait to eat it?!”


With love and gratitude,

Wendy Irene