Easy Muffin Tin Popovers

popovers out of the oven

(This post is sponsored by Nellie’s Free Range)

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These popovers take only 10 minutes to prep, and they make a great pairing with cranberry sauce. You can also make cranberry butter to go with them by whipping cranberry sauce and Nellie’s Free Range Sea Salted Butter. But my favorite? It’s with just softened Nellie’s Free Range Sea Salted Butter.

I’m not sure how I got to make popovers in the first place, as I did not grow up eating them, but I love how quickly they come together. And it’s always fun to watch the batter pop up in the oven. I make them a little sweet and eat them as a snack with coffee, but you can serve them as a side to a meal, like any dinner roll. When you ran out of bread but need something quick in 30 minutes? These popovers fit the bill.

Make sure to use high-quality eggs like Nellie’s Free Range Eggs to get the delicious rich and eggy flavor. Nellie’s hens are Certified Humane Free Range, which means they live happy lives outdoors, and you can see and taste the difference. The shell is thicker, the yolk has a golden color, and the taste is richer.

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Storing tips

Popovers are best when served fresh out of the oven. However, if you have any leftovers, here are tips some tips.

Let the popovers cool completely on a wire rack before storing leftover popovers. Then, you can place them in an air-tight container and keep them on the counter for 2~3 days.

For longer storage, once the popovers are cooled, freeze them in a single layer for a couple of hours. Then, move them to a freezer-safe bag and freeze them for up to 3 months. To reheat frozen popovers, place them in a preheated oven at 350 F for 10-15 minutes or until they are warmed and crispy again.

These muffin tin popovers are a great side dish for Thanksgiving dinner. They can be served with savory dishes or enjoyed as a sweet treat. This time, I made them sweet by adding more brown sugar (4 tbsp instead of 2) and dusting powdered sugar on top. Heads up, more brown sugar made the surface burn more quickly, so be on the watch.

If you enjoyed this post, also check out Lemon Oat Muffins.

Easy Muffin Tin Popovers

These popovers take only 10 minutes to prep, and are a great Thanksgiving side dish.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 popovers
Author whiteblankspace


  • 1 1/4 cup bread flour
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups warm milk
  • 3 Nellie’s Free Range Eggs
  • cooking oil spray


  1. Position rack in the bottom thirds of the oven and preheat to 400 F.
  2. In a bowl, mix bread flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt
  3. Add vanilla extract, milk, and eggs. Whisk to combine.
  4. Grease a muffin tin by spraying it with a cooking oil spray. Distribute the batter by filling each cup slightly over halfway.
  5. Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes until popovers are golden brown. Do not open the oven door in the middle while baking.
  6. Cool on a wire rack. Serve with cranberry sauce or cranberry butter.
  7. Alternatively, dust with powdered sugar to make them a sweet treat.

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