Zesty Popcorn #GayLeaMom

Lately the most asked for snack in our home has been popcorn.  I remember growing up my mom would make popcorn on the stovetop.  We didn't have a microwave back then.  It was one of our favourite snacks as kids.  When I make popcorn, I usually season it simply with some oil and salt.  Once in awhile when I make popcorn, I will use butter instead of oil for a treat.

On a recent trip to the mall, we picked up a bag of flavoured popcorn and my boys loved it.  So I thought why don't we try to make flavoured popcorn at home.  I decided to make a spicy version.  I also added some Nutritional Yeast to give it a bit of a cheezy taste.  My boys loved this!  We will be making a lot of this once school starts for an after school snack!

I used Gay Lea Spreadables Butter to make my popcorn.  I have been using this butter ever since Gay Lea introduced it in the market.  I love how easily it spreads.  The addition of unsaturated canola oil is what makes it spreadable meaning you don't have to wait a long time like traditional butter to get it soft enough to spread.   Gay Lea Spreadables Butter has no preservatives and is a source of Omega-3.  It comes in Regular, Light and Cinnamon Brown Sugar.

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Zesty Popcorn
Adapted from Frugal Living Mom

1/2 cup popcorn kernels.
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp red chilli powder/cayenne (use less if you want it mild)
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp Gay Lea Spreadables Butter

In a spice/coffee grinder, add all spices and grind to a powder.

Pop kernels using preferred method.

Melt Gay Lea Spreadables Butter in microwave or stovetop.  Drizzle onto popped popcorn and mix.  Sprinkle seasoning and mix well.  Taste and adjust seasoning.  Enjoy!

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Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Ambassador Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.


  1. i love popping my own popcorn. this seasoning sounds delicious

  2. Oh Asi I loveeee all of the popcorn recipes you post here! Zunoon is a big popcorn-lover, and to be honest, I'm not even sure why I've never attempted flavored popcorn. It seems so simple, yet such an exciting twist on something that is so loved at home :)


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