Friday, February 15, 2013

Cinnamon Sugar Popovers

Cinnamon Sugar Popovers - made February 8, 2013 from
I love popovers.  They're so easy to make and take almost no time at all.  Plus when you have to use up milk, this is a good way to do it.  Mine turned out a little holey in the middle because of the small amount of oil I greased the muffin tin with seemed to have gathered in the middle and sunk.  Regardless of appearance though, these were really good, especially with the cinnamon sugar topping.  Eat warm.

2 eggs
1 cup whole milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
5 teaspoons vegetable oil

For the cinnamon sugar topping:
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

1. Blend the eggs and milk together in a blender until combined. Add flour, melted butter, salt, cinnamon and vanilla until smooth and bubbly, about one minute. Let the batter rest for 30 minutes.
2. While the batter is resting, preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Pour 1/2 teaspoon of oil into each muffin cup, using only the outer 8 tins (leave the center ones empty—they won’t heat as evenly). Adjust oven rack to lowest position and make sure there’s not a rack directly above—remember your popovers are going to rise and you don’t want another oven rack to squish them. After the batter has rested 20 minutes, place pan in oven to heat the oil. You want the pan to have a good 10 minutes in the oven to heat.
3. After batter has rested, remove pan from the oven and, working quickly, divide batter among the 8 muffin cups. Return to oven and bake for 20 minutes (don’t open the oven door). Then lower heat to 350 degrees and continue to bake until popovers are golden brown, about 15 minutes more. After removing from the oven, gently flip them out onto a wire rack.
4. For the cinnamon sugar topping: mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Thoroughly brush each popover all over with the 1/4 cup of melted butter, then dredge each puff generously in the sugar mixture. Enjoy warm.

Makes 8 popovers


  1. Wow, these popovers look so tall and puffy! I've always thought they'd be tricky to make, but you make it seem easy.

    1. Sue, popovers are VERY easy to make - they puff up and "pop" on their own. The trick is making sure your oven is hot enough when you put them in and not opening the oven door while they're baking so they don't get a draft.