Series: Palm Oil Recipes to Try at Home – December

Published on: January 7, 2023

Vegan Buttered Popcorn

There’s no doubt that palm oil is an incredibly versatile ingredient that transforms even the run-of-the-mill recipes into rich, delicious go-to’s for the whole family. One of the easiest and crowd-pleasing ways to incorporate palm oil into your snack recipes, however, comes in the form of buttery popcorn. From family movie nights to easy snacks to pack for your kids, you can never go wrong with popcorn.

We all know that buttery popcorn is a delicious treat for all ages, especially when it comes to having a great New Year’s Eve party offered at your snack table. Having the perfect snack for the whole family and your friends only gets better when you can make this a vegan, healthy treat that’s also flavorful and delicious for those of all tastes. You might not think just using a certain cooking oil can bring this effect to a snack like this, but red palm oil can do it all!

Rich in Vitamin E and the antioxidant carotenoid, red palm oil allows you to enjoy a fun snack while also benefiting your heart and brain. Red palm oil also brings benefits in the form of aiding to control cholesterol levels, fighting against heart disease, and boosting Vitamin A.

When it comes to the actual process of making popcorn, red palm oil also makes this snack easier than ever to make. Because of its high smoke point, you never have to worry about burning your oil while getting your popcorn to its proper temperature.

Vegan Buttery Popcorn Recipe

Now that we’ve toted the benefits of using red palm oil in your recipes, let’s get to the actual recipe itself! Vegan buttery popcorn made with red palm oil is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, and requires minimal planning or effort to pull off. No expert chefs needed!


Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes


This recipe requires just a couple of basic ingredients often already found in your pantry to create an easy snack. You’ll need:

  • 3 tbsp red palm oil
  • ½ cup popcorn kernels
  • Sea salt (to taste)


  1. Pour red palm oil into a large pan over medium-high heat. Affix a tight-fitting lid.
  2. Add the popcorn to the pan and cover.
  3. Keep heat at medium-high until kernels begin to pop.
  4. Vigorously shake and flip kernels until all are popped.
  5. Remove the pan from heat. Transfer popped popcorn to a bowl.
  6. Add sea salt to taste.

Having a healthy, delicious snack or party offering makes an easy solution for your daily life or when looking for ways to entertain guests during the holidays. It’s also cost-efficient, filling and vegan, and allergen-friendly! Enjoy!

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