You won’t believe how easy it is to make these tasty little popovers. I think my 6-year-old could practically do it by herself (if I helped her measure and handle the oven). The only thing that is remotely difficult about this recipe is that the milk and eggs have to be at room temperate in order for the popovers to “pop” up properly (try to say that 3 times fast). So yes, it does require you to think ahead a little, which I for some reason struggle with on occasion. But other than that the recipe is super easy, and they are by far one of my daughters’ favorites!
Feel free to enjoy them with breakfast, lunch, or dinner (or as leftovers), and don’t be afraid to get creative too. For breakfast you can spread some butter and/or jelly on the popovers while they are warm out of the oven. Or before you even bake them you can sprinkle a generous helping of cinnamon on top of the batter in each muffin cup. For lunch or an elegant dinner side item, pop a piece of crumbly cheese (goat or blue) in the center of each batter cup. To accompany spaghetti, sprinkle them with some garlic powder before baking. The possibilities are endless so have fun and enjoy!
Mini Whole-Wheat Popovers
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Generously (and I mean generously) grease a mini muffin pan. Use a non-stick pan if you have it. And if you don’t have a mini one by all means use the regular size and bake it for longer. But no matter what don’t attempt to use muffin liners…not that I know from experience. :)
- Whisk together the eggs, milk, and butter.
- Whisk the flour and salt into the egg mixture until it is well blended.
- Pour the batter into the prepared muffin cups until they are at least three-quarters full.
- Bake for 14 – 16 minutes or until they puff up and are golden brown. Do not open the oven and let the heat out while baking. If you are using a regular size muffin pan (instead of mini) they will obviously need to bake for longer.
- Once they are done gently pierce them with a skewer, toothpick, or tip of a knife to let the steam out. Otherwise the steam could cause the inside to become soggy. You also don’t want to refrigerate the leftovers for the same reason…just leave them at room temperature.