Whether savory or sweet, light and fluffy popovers are an impressive addition to any meal. Guests will think you spent hours in the kitchen, when in reality, this easy popover recipe only takes five minutes of prep time and 30 minutes to bake!
If you’re like me, you may have assumed that pretty popovers were impossible without a special popover pan. Popover pans will certainly produce optimum results, with tall, narrow, gorgeously puffed popovers. But you can easily achieve similar results with a standard muffin pan. Popovers baked in a muffin tin will still rise beautifully and remain light and airy.
This easy popover recipe only requires five simple ingredients, and they can be endlessly customized with various cheeses, spice, or jams. We often enjoy them simply drizzled with honey.
Today I chose to give them a different treatment, though, one worthy of a Mother’s Day brunch. My kids adore cinnamon toast for breakfast, so I thought why not give them a sweet cinnamon-sugar coating on top?
They were amazing! I’ll admit I ate two… and then I finished what the kids left on their plates, too (which was very little).
Tips for Making Popovers
- Warm up your muffin pan in the oven before pouring in the batter.
- Fill your cups about 2/3 full.
- DO NOT open the oven door until the popovers have baked for at least 30 minutes.
Do you love your mama? Thank her by making these popovers for her this Sunday (perhaps with a pot of French press coffee?), and you can thank me later…