Spicy Coconut Oil Popcorn

Once you pop, you just can’t stop. Ok, so that Pringles might have coined that slogan, but I think it really was an allusion to the future; specifically to this coconut oil popcorn recipe that you will not be able to stop shoveling into your mouth.

Try this super healthy coconut oil popcorn recipe! You will love it.
Total Time

10 mins

Prep: 5 mins

Cook: 5 mins



I think popcorn is the one snack I could live off of forever. It’s light, crunchy, utterly satisfying and completely transformable. I happen to be all about that spice so that’s what I’ve loaded up this coconut oil popcorn with.

You’d be surprised just how far a little cayenne salt can go you know. It’s one of my favorite seasonings for anything really. Instead of just using plain salt to season chicken, fish, steak or anything else, I like the added bit of heat that the cayenne brings.

popcorn kernels

The fun part is you can even do this with other spices! You know all those fancy salts you see in the pricey stores? Skip all that noise and make your own. All you need is salt and *insert favorite spice here*. You can use chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder – well you get the point. Obviously stay away from cinnamon, cloves and those spices that lend themselves to less savory applications though.

Cinnamon salt just sounds like a horrible idea…

popcorn ingredients

Anyway, back to this awesome snack. Next time you’re craving something to munch on, just whip up some stovetop popcorn to get your munchies fix. The best part is that stovetop-made popcorn takes just as long, if not even less time, than microwaving popcorn. Plus you know exactly what ingredients are going into your snack.

Then you can make the cayenne salt as spicy or as non-spicy as you like! I always love creating recipes that have a little wiggle-room to customize the flavor for yourself, you know?

healthy popcorn

The ratio here is pretty fiery, so lessen it a bit if you don’t love those spicy foods. If you do like spice, go with this ratio or you an even try it a little hotter (I triple dog dare you to…). It all about you and your taste preference here, people.

You can store this is an airtight container and munch on it all week. Keep some at work, some at home, or take some in the car for your upcoming summer road trip. You’ll be healthy, paleo-friendly and satisfied with your tongue on fire with every crunchy bite.


  • 1/2 cup popping corn
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp salt


  1. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Melt coconut oil in the pan.
  2. Add the popping corn seeds and cover. Cook the popcorn, shaking the pan every few seconds until the popping slows to 2 to 3 seconds between each pop.
  3. Remove from heat and let sit until the popping dies off. Add popcorn to a large bowl.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together cayenne pepper and salt. Sprinkle the cayenne salt over the popcorn and stir to coat.
  5. Store in an airtight container or ziploc bag for up to 5 days.

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