Popovers are a classic breakfast treat that are known for their light and airy texture, crispy exterior, and delicious taste. While they are traditionally baked in a popover pan, it is possible to achieve the same result using a muffin pan, making them a versatile and easy-to-make treat that you can whip up any time you feel like indulging in something special.
To make these muffin pan popovers, you will only need a few basic ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. The batter is similar to that of crepes or Dutch oven baby pancakes, and it’s easy to customize the flavor to your liking. If you prefer a sweet treat, you can add a touch of vanilla and sugar to the batter. For a more savory option, you can skip the sweet ingredients and add some cheese or herbs instead.
One of the best things about these muffin pan popovers is that they are incredibly easy to make. Simply mix up the batter, divide it evenly between the muffin cups, and bake until they are puffed and golden. The result is a batch of delicious popovers that are perfect for serving with butter and jam for breakfast or as a light snack any time of day.
How to make Muffin Pan Popovers
The process begins with preheating the oven to 425F (220C) and placing a 12-cavity muffin pan on a lower shelf of the oven. Whisk eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl. Incorporate the flour and milk. Add melted butter and transfer the mixture into a jug for easier pouring.
Divide 2 tablespoons of butter into 12 pieces. Remove the hot pan from the oven and add one piece of butter to each cup. Return the pan to the oven for 1 minute until the butter is melted. Divide the batter into the prepared muffin pan, filling each cup about ½ to ¾ full. Bake the popovers for 20 minutes. Now reduce the oven temperature to 350°F (180C). Bake for 10-15 minutes more until they turn deep golden brown.
Serve these popovers immediately with butter and jam or as a side dish alongside your favorite dishes.
While popovers are best served fresh out of the oven, you can also store any leftovers in an airtight container for a day or two. Just be aware that they may lose some of their crispness over time, so it’s best to enjoy them as soon as possible.
Overall, muffin pan popovers are a fun and easy twist on a classic breakfast treat that is sure to impress your family and friends. So why not give them a try and see for yourself just how delicious and satisfying they can be? If you do, don’t forget to share the photos with me on Instagram. Would love to see how they turn out for you. Enjoy!
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Muffin Pan Popovers
- 4 small eggs , room temperature
- 1 ¼ cup (300ml) whole milk , room temperature
- 1/4 tsp (1g) salt
- 1 tbsp (15g) sugar
- 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ cup (160g) all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp (30g) unsalted butter , melted
- 2 tbsp (30g) butter , divided in 12
- Preheat the oven to 425F (220C). Place a 12 cavity muffin pan onto a lower shelf of the oven.
- In a medium bowl whisk the eggs with sugar, salt and vanilla extract. Incorporate flour and add milk. Add melted butter and pour the mixture into a jug for easier pouring.
- Remove pan from the oven. Divide 2 tablespoons of butter in 12 pieces and add a piece into each cup.
- Return to the oven for 1 minute until butter is melted.
- Pour the batter into the prepared muffin pan, about ½ to ¾ full.
- Bake the popovers for 20 minutes and then reduce the heat to 350°F (180C). Bake for another 10 or 15 minutes until the popovers are deep golden brown.
- Serve immediately with butter and jam or simply as a side dish alongside your favorite dishes.