Honey Matcha Popcorn is a Tasty Way to Snack Green

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Whether your looking for a St. Patrick’s Day snack, an Earth Day worthy recipe, or just some new munchies to enjoy while binge watching Netflix or Prime, I think you’ll like this honey matcha popcorn. It’s baked with a lightly sweet, green tea coating, and toasted with sesame seeds for extra flavor and crunch. Popcorn is naturally gluten-free, plant-based, and non-GMO, and this green tea popcorn recipe is also dairy-free. And of course you can make it vegan-friendly with your favorite honey alternative!

Dairy-Free Honey Matcha Popcorn Recipe - healthy green tea snack that's naturally gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, and plant-based, with vegan option.

Honey Matcha Popcorn is a Tasty Way to Go Green

As  usual, I like to give a few tips and suggestions regarding the ingredients!

  • Popcorn – You can use unsalted, unbuttered microwave popcorn or stove-top popped popcorn in this recipe. But fresh air-popped will produce the best results. Invest in a cheap air popper, you won’t regret it! I’m not sure why, but we love white popcorn kernels, but yellow popcorn is tasty too, and typically less expensive.
  • Buttery Spread or Oil – You can actually use buttery sticks or another oil, if needed. We prefer coconut oil on popcorn – it just works – but this recipe is flexible.
  • Honey – Any liquid sweetener will do the job. The floral flavor of honey just goes so beautifully with matcha.
  • Matcha Powder – Use pure matcha green tea powder, not a matcha mix. You can often find it at the grocery store in the tea aisle, but I find it much cheaper online from retailers like Nuts.com. It can seem expensive, but a bag usually lasts a while.
  • Sesame Seeds – These add crunch and the black sesame seeds add a pop of color. White sesame seeds are equally tasty, or you can substitute flax seeds, poppy seeds, or chia seeds for an additional twist. Studies have shown whole seeds retain their omega benefits when baked.

Dairy-Free Honey Matcha Popcorn Recipe - healthy green tea snack that's naturally gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, and plant-based, with vegan option.This honey matcha popcorn recipe with photo was shared with us by popcorn.org.

Special Diet Notes: Honey Matcha Popcorn

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, plant-based, and vegetarian. See the vegan options for strictly vegan (honey-free) needs.

Dairy-Free Honey Matcha Popcorn
 
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Black sesame seeds add color and crunch. In a pinch, you can substitute white sesame seeds, flaxseeds, poppy seeds, chia seeds, or simply omit the seeds.
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12 cups
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  1. Preheat your oven to 300ºF and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the popped popcorn in large mixing bowl.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt together the buttery spread or coconut oil, honey, matcha powder and salt, whisking until dissolved. Pour the hot mixture over the popcorn and gently toss with a wooden spoon to combine.
  4. Spread the popcorn mixture out on your prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with sesame seeds (if using).
  5. Bake the popcorn for 25 to 30 minutes, giving it a stir every 10 minutes or so, or until the popcorn is dry.
  6. Let the matcha popcorn cool completely before serving.

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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