Naturally Nutty Popcorn with Dried Fruit


Enjoy a wholesome snack using my favorite grain! This nutty popcorn is infused with ground nuts and seeds, plus a little dose of savory wheat germ (gluten-free option included) and dried fruit, for contrasting sweetness.

Healthy Nut Popcorn Mix Recipe - Vegan, optionally gluten-freeThis nutty popcorn snack recipe with photo was shared with us by The Popcorn Board.

Special Diet Notes: Naturally Nutty Popcorn

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, optionally gluten-free, optionally grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian.

For a nut-free popcorn snack, substitute ground seeds for the nuts. You may also opt to add more wheat germ in place of some of the nuts if you aren’t gluten-free.

Naturally Nutty Popcorn with Dried Fruit
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If using raw, unsalted nuts and seeds along with coconut oil, you may want to season with sea salt, to taste.
Serves: 3 quarts
  • 2½ quarts popped popcorn (organic, if possible)
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil or dairy-free buttery spread
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seed kernels, finely ground
  • 2 tablespoons almonds, finely ground
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts or hazelnuts, finely ground
  • 2 tablespoons wheat germ (or ground flaxseed for gluten-free)
  • Fine sea salt, if desired.
  • 1 6-ounce package (1⅔ cups) chopped dried fruits and raisins
  1. Place the popcorn in a large bowl. Drizzle on the melted coconut oil or buttery spread, and toss to coat.
  2. Sprinkle with the ground seeds, nuts and wheat germ, toss to evenly coat. If desired, season with salt, to taste.
  3. Stir in the dried fruit.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, 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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