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Muffin Tin Popovers with Cinnamon Butter

No special equipment needed - this recipe for light and fluffy popovers can be mixed by hand, baked in a regular muffin pan, and requires just a handful of ingredients.
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Cook Time35 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Bread
Keyword: easy bread recipe, no mixer required
Servings: 12
Calories: 219kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $4.00


  • Muffin Tin
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Half Sheet Pan



  • 4 large Eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups Milk, room temperature (use whole milk for best results, but 2% will work)
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour (250 grams)
  • 2 Tablespoons Cooking Oil, plus more for brushing the pan

Cinnamon Butter:

  • 8 Tablespoons Butter, softened to room temperature (1 stick)
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon


  • Important: Let eggs and milk come to room temperature before you start cooking. The popovers will not rise properly without this step.
  • Preheat oven to 450°F / 232°C.
  • Place a 12-cup muffin pan in the oven as it preheats.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs well. Whisk in milk, sugar, salt, and oil.
  • Add flour to the mixture in three additions, whisking gently after each addition until just combined. (Be careful not to overmix - it’s okay if some small lumps remain.
  • Remove hot muffin pan from the oven and carefully (the pan is very hot!) place it on a large rimmed sheet pan. (Note: This is optional, but useful to catch any drips that might occur during transferring / baking.)
  • Brush the insides of the muffin spaces with oil. (You can do this with a pastry brush or by dipping a clean paper towel in the oil and rubbing it in the muffin tin.)
  • Pour batter into muffin tin spaces right up to the top (you may have a small amount of batter left after the pan is full; discard any extra).
  • Return pan to oven. Reduce oven temperature to 400°F / 204°C. Bake until popovers aren golden brown and very puffy, about 33-35 minutes.
  • While the popovers bake, mash together ingredients for cinnamon butter - softened butter, sugar, and ground cinnamon.
  • Serve popovers warm, with cinnamon butter.


Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 389IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg