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Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Breads, Breakfast/Brunch, Easy, Featured | 8 comments

Cinnamon Sugar Popovers

Cinnamon Sugar Popovers

It’s almost Mother’s Day.  It’s such a sweet day I think.  I’m not totally sure about the origin but I like that we set aside a day specifically to celebrate our mom’s and all they do and have done in raising us.  I wasn’t an easy kid to raise I don’t think.  My mom even mentioned once that after she had me (I was not a good toddler either) she didn’t want anymore kids.  I guess I wasn’t all that bad because she had my 2 brothers after and then later married my step-father who had 3 children as well.  We were the Brady bunch with 3 boys and 3 girls.  Yes, most of her life was spent at various ball parks, basketball courts, gymnastic meets…you name it.  She even held a fairly prestigious job at a local hospital while raising 6 kids.  My oldest daughter is also a mother now and I’m so proud of the woman she’s becoming.  So, here’s to you Mom and and all the other great ones out there!  If I could personally make you all these super simple yet incredibly delicious Cinnamon Sugar Popovers I would!  Happy Mother’s Day!!


I’ve never had a popover until I made these.  Is that weird?  Have you had a popover?  I love them and will make them a lot.  I loved them so much that I will probably make you guys sick with lots of versions of popovers like I did when I was going through my salted caramel addiction.  I have lots of ideas.

I was shocked at how simple they were.  Really, really simple.  This recipe could actually be made by dad or even a kitchen-accomplished teenager (hint, hint BB! 😀 ) and served in bed with some  Pink Grapefruit Mimosas and Pecan Praline Bacon  (although those would probably require dad).   If Mom is a coffee lover like me, you could serve a Frozen Coffee Cooler or make this Cold Brewed Iced Coffee Concentrate the day before and she will have it to enjoy all week long.

cinnamon sugar popovers

I know of lot of you reading this don’t live at home with Moms anymore so you could make some Chocolate Cream Cheese Sweet Rolls ahead of time and take them to your mom when you see her.  Just a few food suggestions since food is what I live for.  Several people on Instagram had great recipes.  I follow a lot of foodies.  I loved this cheesy breakfast casserole.  Ok.  Enough of me pushing my ideas for a good Mother’s Day on you.  Whatever you decide I hope it’s wonderful!

I said the recipe is simple, right?  You don’t even need to use a mixer!  The only special equipment you need is a popover pan (although I’ve heard you can use an extra large muffin tin).  You’ll whisk together some wet and dry ingredients and pour your batter into a heavily greased popover pan, bake and voila!  They POP!!!  Just serve warm (I can tell you I’ve been eating them since they popped and they are just fine with me room temp) with softened butter and jam or honey.  Perfect!

popovers with butter and jam

What are you Mother’s Day plans?  Have a fun menu to share?  I’d love to hear.  🙂

Cinnamon Sugar Popovers

10 minutes

40 minutes

Yield: 6

Cinnamon Sugar Popovers


  • Softened butter for pan
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2-2 tablespoons sugar


  1. Butter popover pan very generously.
  2. In a bowl with a pouring spout add flour, salt and cinnamon and stir together to mix.
  3. Add milk, and extracts and whisk to combine. You will have some lumps which is completely fine.
  4. Add eggs one at a time whisking after each addition just until incorporated.
  5. Pour batter into popover cups filling about 3/4 of the way but no more. You may have a small amount of batter left over.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes at 425 degrees.
  7. Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon and sugar and return to oven and bake another 320 minutes at 350 degrees.
  8. Allow to cool slightly and serve with butter and jam or honey.



  1. These pictures are beautiful! I can almost taste how yummy those popovers must be.

    I think we’re going to go on a picnic for Mother’s Day. It’s supposed to be nice here and I’d love to be outside for most of the afternoon.

    Happy Mother’s Day to you (a little early).
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    • Thanks lady!! My first time to make/devour popovers and I loved them!

      Happy Mother’s Day to you, too!! 😀

  2. Definitely am going to try these – I am a sucker for cinnamon and sugar. I don’t have a popover tin, but will give a try in a muffin pan, though mine might be large and not extra large.

    • Oh please do try them and let me know how the muffin tin worked? I’m worried a little for you since eI think it should be a large tin but totally intrigued to see how it turns out! Good news is that it takes almost zero effort to make them so not much wasted if they flop.

  3. Hi there dying to make these!!! After you take them out of the oven the first time and you sprinkle the cinnamon sugar and put them back in the oven…..but for how long?????
    thank you
    Amy Rose

    • Hi Amy! Well thank you for catching my type-o! It’s supposed to say another 20 minutes. Definitely NOT 320 minutes. Thanks! 🙂

    • I’m so sorry I’m so late replying! But to finally answer your question, I doubt they’d be anywhere near their best after the first several hours. I ate them most of the day and they really are wonderful hot from the oven.

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