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Good Substitute for Melted Butter on Popcorn?

post #1 of 26
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I recently went vegan so I'm trying to figure out all the substitutions I like. I used to like making air pop popcorn with melted butter. I tried it last night with melted earth balance and it was nasty. Does anyone know of any other substitutions that would be butter-like?
post #2 of 26
I used to use hotsauce, or I would do salt and vinegar.
post #3 of 26
Nutritional yeast! It's delicious sprinkled over popcorn.
post #4 of 26
Nutritional yeast is great on popcorn! It was one of my first "vegan" buys. It took me a while to like it on other things, but I liked it popcorn right away! So do my kids. You can buy in it in a natural or health food store,mine is in refrigerated containers sold by weight. Lots of B vitamins, Red Star most popular brand.
If you're making air popped you should try an olive oil mister.
post #5 of 26
You didn't like it with earth balance? I love it that way. You could use a little hot sauce if you're into spicy.
post #6 of 26
Me and my (non-veg!) friends like it with oil (like canola) and salt
post #7 of 26
earth balance and nut yeast.....

also: coconut oil and nut yeast....
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post #8 of 26
I've heard most movie theater "butter" is vegan. I think it's some type of vegetable oil. Not sure if you can buy it like that though.
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post #9 of 26
'Misto' sprayer with olive oil in it. Then maybe some nutritional yeast, or not as you like. But (light) olive oil is great on popcorn!
post #10 of 26
This looks like it could be OK. Does anyone know? http://www.wegmans.com/webapp/wcs/st...oductId=399727
post #11 of 26
Extra virgin olive oil or virgin coconut oil would probably be good. Then you could add some herbs/spices to your liking as well.
post #12 of 26
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This looks like it could be OK. Does anyone know? http://www.wegmans.com/webapp/wcs/st...oductId=399727

Huh. I'll pick some up next grocery run.

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post #13 of 26
I tried that butter oil before and was not impressed. I know the OP said she didn't like Earth Balance, but Earth Balance is much better tasting to me.
post #14 of 26
Corn oil is often described as 'buttery' so maybe that?

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post #15 of 26
Ooh interesting...my mom just grabbed some no-butter, microwaveable kettle corn for me and the BF and got some spray olive oil to go with it. I'm intrigued.
post #16 of 26
I used to have a 'Misto' before it broke. You fill it with the oil of your choice... canola, olive.... then pump it a few times and it pressurizes the can so you can spray it like an aerosol. And it's reusable. I'd spray that on the popcorn, then dust everything with some 'flavored powder'. Usually nutritional yeast (which is different than brewers yeast, which is nasty), paprika, salt and onion powder. It has a cheezy kind of flavor. Cinnamon sugar was okay too. Melted Earth Balance plus agave nectar is good.

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post #17 of 26
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Extra virgin olive oil or virgin coconut oil would probably be good. Then you could add some herbs/spices to your liking as well.

This sounds delicious.
post #18 of 26
I've used this: http://www.veganstore.com/joy-soy-in...age_1/435.html since I think nutritional yeast on popcorn (or anything else for that matter) tastes like used cat litter.
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post #19 of 26
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I think nutritional yeast on popcorn (or anything else for that matter) tastes like used cat litter. \t\t\t\t\t\t

Not gonna ask how you'd know that flavor.

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post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by SkyDog View Post

Extra virgin olive oil or virgin coconut oil would probably be good. Then you could add some herbs/spices to your liking as well.


This is what I was going to suggest! Then again, I put olive oil and spices on everything
post #22 of 26
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I used to have a 'Misto' before it broke. You fill it with the oil of your choice... canola, olive.... then pump it a few times and it pressurizes the can so you can spray it like an aerosol. And it's reusable. I'd spray that on the popcorn, then dust everything with some 'flavored powder'. Usually nutritional yeast (which is different than brewers yeast, which is nasty), paprika, salt and onion powder. It has a cheezy kind of flavor. Cinnamon sugar was okay too. Melted Earth Balance plus agave nectar is good.

Cinnamon sugar popcorn? Ahh! Cinna-sugar is my favorite ever!

Definitely trying this tomorrow, thank ya! =)
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post #23 of 26
Just don't forget to de-pressurize your misto! I didn't with the first one I had, this one I make to unscrew the top when I'm done. Even when it stops spraying there's still pressure in the can.
post #24 of 26
thank you folks for all the great ideas here. i'm going to try the coconut oil when i get my misto...for christmas, after dropping some heavy hints. nya-ah-ah
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post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by PiSis View Post

thank you folks for all the great ideas here. i'm going to try the coconut oil when i get my misto...for christmas, after dropping some heavy hints. nya-ah-ah

I don't think coconut oil will work with a misto - it's solid at room temp.
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post #26 of 26
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I don't think coconut oil will work with a misto - it's solid at room temp.

oops, you're right. i forgot about that. thanks.
how do you use it...just sprinkle it over the popcorn and mix?
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