Snacking is my dietary downfall. I eat pretty healthy meals, but I love a good snack (or 2) before bed each night. Topping the list are Doritos and popcorn. Popcorn is the obviously healthier option, so I decided to try to emulate the flavor of the Doritos and hopefully have a healthier snack.
My journey for healthier Doritos has been a long one filled with trial and error, but here is where I am in the process. The result is popcorn that is close to the taste of cheese Doritos, but without the crazy orange color and a little less nacho cheesy tasting.
1/2 cup unpopped corn kernals
2 Tbsp butter, melted
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp cayenne powder
2 tsp salt
- Pop the popcorn in an air popper. (If popping in oil, do not use the butter.)
- While the corn pops, mix all of the spices and salt. Then run them through the blender to make a fine powder.
- Pour the melted butter over the popcorn and mix it to coat.
- Shake the spice mix over the popcorn and mix to coat.