Homemade popcorn is the perfect gluten-free snack. It’s crunchy and you can dress it up any way you want: sweet or salty. I went with a salty dill and basil version that will blow you out of the water, you will never want popcorn any other way.
Who knew that by dusting a few spices and seasonings on top of your homemade popcorn you could transform it into something incredible? This popcorn is great for watching a movie or for an afternoon snack for the kids.
I recommend buying organic popcorn, not necessarily to avoid GMOs (as all popcorn is GMO-free and is in no danger of cross-pollinating with GMO corn) but because popcorn is one of the most pesticide-laden crops in the U.S.
Dill & Basil Homemade Popcorn
- 7 to 8 cups prepared organic popcorn (about 1/2 cup unpopped) (where to buy)
- 1/4 cup grass-fed butter, melted (where to find grass-fed butter)
- 2 and 1/2 teaspoon dried organic basil
- 2 and 1/2 teaspoon dried organic dill
- 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast (where to buy)
- 1 teaspoon dried organic chili powder
- sea salt to taste (where to buy real U.S. sourced sea salt)
1. Prepare the popcorn as directed on the package in a pan with coconut oil, or in an air popper. Move to a very large glass bowl.
2. While the popcorn is still hot, drizzle the butter to evenly coat the popcorn.
3. Quickly sprinkle the basil, dill, nutritional yeast, salt, and chili powder on top of the popcorn. Distribute evenly on the popcorn by quickly mixing the popcorn until the popped kernels are coated in butter and seasonings.
4. Pop in a movie and enjoy!
I’ve been able to add my butter and popcorn at same time to the pot on stovetop after letting 3 kernels pop with some oil (the preheat). Love saving the dirty butter melting dish and you can just add the herbs/spices as soon as you turn number off.
This is EXACTLY what I do and you get a bonus: if you make too much, just store in an air-tight container and it stays crisp! Great for lunches or snacks the next few days.
I make skillet popcorn on a regular basis. Most of the family likes it with just salt & butter. I like to add some garlic and cayenne for a kick! I’ll have to give this a try 🙂
All this gluten free information is overdone and not even applicable to most of us. Better carbohydrate selection would seem to be a more important subject for most people.
I am so with you on the gluten-free tack. I am so tired of every recipe I look at is “gluten-free.” How did we ever live so long with gluten? I appreciate that there are people who can not eat gluten, but for the rest of us, it appears to do us no real harm. There are people who are living to be 100 or more, and they most likely ate regular gluten-included foods. Yes, more information about good carbohydrates would be very beneficial.
No one is making you read this! It is helpful for many many of us who can’t eat grains or gluten!
paula kazarosian says
I love this popcorn. My neighbor always makes her popcorn that way and I love it! thanks for sharing. I love your site!
paula kazarosian says
Oh one other snack I love for movie nights are coursly chopped almonds, chopped dried papaya, Craisins, raisins, all tossed and lightly baked or skillet cooked with touch of brown sugar, cinnamon Yummy!
What about phytic acid? Shouldn’t the popcorn be soaked first? Or is there no need?
betsy humphreys says
Popcorn turns into sugar immediately. Not a good for you snack. You need to study the science behind good nutrition before you share unhealthy recipes.
Sigh. Carbs aren’t the devil you know and some us handle them (whole food) quite well in reasonable amounts. Even veg has carbs. Love me a potato in reasonable amounts and I am not burning in hell as you basically imply. Maybe you shouldn’t spray with such a broad brush if you are so “knowledgable” about nutrition and realize we are not all cookie cutter beings But if you want to go carb free, be my guest but there are ramifications and side affects to that also, according to the body doing it. So study up, sweetie and have a great day!
Sara Rainstorm via Facebook says
I’ve so wanted popcorn but it’s probably not considered a “properly prepared grain” right? Or does the popping of the corn kernels make it easier to digest? I used to love this but have not had it in years as I’m avoiding grains, but I’d love to have it again! Also, wonder if it’s ok for my 2 year old for a snack? Thank you!
Let’s see–movie and bag popcorn loaded with crap available at your fingertips or a bowl of nice organic popcorn with grass fed butter and herbs cooked in good fats. With parental control on amounts fFor your child. You decide. I was raised on good popcorn (66yo gal) my dad grew. We didn’t get to eat it everyday as it was a treat. Now, you can get more of the good stuff to pop. Humans snack. Popcorn seems the least of the food demons out there and a most satisfying snack.
Ally @OmNomAlly says
Pinned this – because home, stove-top popcorn is the best 😀 Love that it’s got nutritional yeast in the topping, as I’m always looking for more ways to use this versatile seasoning. Thanks for sharing!
I tried this the other day, and WOW! Delicious! Thanks!
Hilda Gore says
I’d heard of using yeast on popcorn but hadn’t tried it yet. Will give this a shot. I’m a popcorn fanatic myself. Thanks for posting!
I’ve never considered putting dill or basil on popcorn! My husband often uses italian seasonings or oregano and swears by it 🙂