Mini Cinnamon Sugar Popovers

This weekend was actually a bit of a lazy weekend, the last one I think I’ll have for awhile. So naturally, I used some of this downtime to bake.  I had been meaning to try popovers forever, but didn’t really want to go out and buy a special pan. Luckily, I stumbled upon a recipe on Pinterest that did not require a special popover pan and I was all set. These little guys are really easy to make, and if you are craving something buttery, chewy and sweet this is the recipe for you! I can’t wait to try this base recipe with something more savory… a goat cheese perhaps? Do you have a favorite popover?

Mini Cinnamon Sugar Popovers (makes 30 mini popovers, adapted from http://www.howsweeteats.com)

 Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups milk, at room temperature
2 large eggs, at room temperature
4 tablespoon butter, melted
1/4 cup granulated sugar + 1 teaspoon cinnamon mixed for the tin and dusting

Directions:

1. Pre-heat your oven to 450 degrees and place the oven rack in the lower 1/3 of the oven
2. Brush a mini-cupcake tin with butter and dust each tin with the cinnamon/sugar mix (don’t skip the buttering even if you are using a non stick pan, the butter and cinnamon/sugar caramelize on the bottom of the tin)


3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt and cinnamon until no lumps remain
4. In a large measuring cup (I used my 2 cup pyrex) mix milk, eggs, and 2 tablespoons butter, and stir into dry ingredients until just combined. (Note that a few lumps may remain, but do not stir until smooth)
5. Pour batter into mini muffin tins within 1/4 inch of the rim. Sprinkle more cinnamon sugar on top

6. Bake for 10 minutes. Don’t be tempted to open the oven, the popovers will fall
7. After 10 minutes, reduce the heat to 350 degrees F and bake until golden brown and puffy – about 7 minutes

8. Remove from oven and let cool. Brush with the remaining melted butter, then cover in more cinnamon sugar and serve immediately!

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9 thoughts on “Mini Cinnamon Sugar Popovers

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    • Thanks! I just have too much baking stuff I rarely use, so I though this could work in a pinch. I would like to try it in a bigger tin as well!

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