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If you’ve never made popovers before, you’re in for a treat. Popovers are very light and hollow and are made from egg and milk batter. They are so delicious, and honestly when you bite into one, you’ll be surprised how light they are. They are called popovers because when you bake them they pop over the top, it’s so much fun to watch them in the oven as they rise. According to Wikipedia, popovers are the American version of Yorkshire pudding, which if you know, they look exactly the same. I love making these, lots of fun and very easy to make.

The one important recommendation I have, is to make sure you butter your popover pan thoroughly. Now they are traditionally made in these pans, but you could make them in muffin pans as well. They are so simple to make, I don’t even have step by step pictures for you, because really all you have to do is mix all ingredients together in a blender or mixer. As I mentioned, butter your muffin/popover pan really well and fill up each cup about 3/4 of the way through. As you can see I filled mine up almost to the top and they turned out really funny shaped, but just as good nonetheless.

There are only 4 simple ingredients to this, flour, salt, milk and eggs, but there are many variations of these popovers, such as adding cheese to them, or herbs. This time, I wanted to make mine just plain, but next time I will definitely add some cheese.

These popovers weigh in at a total of 3 weight watchers points per popover. This recipe made 12 popovers for me, and they were thoroughly enjoyed. :)

Printable recipe:


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 12 popovers



  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • butter for greasing the popover pan


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F degrees.
  2. Butter the popover/muffin tray well.
  3. Add all ingredients (minus the butter) to a blender and blend until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed. The batter will look similar to a crepe batter.
  4. Pour the batter in the muffin cups 3/4 of the way through.
  5. Bake for about 35 minutes.


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  1. Dee says

    There is nothing as good to go along with your roast beef dinner like Yorshire pudding all smothered in a gravy..Even our Grankids look forward to these…

  2. says

    This looks like a fabulous recipe. We all love popovers and they do indeed look easy to make. I plan to make them soon, I just need to get all the ingredients first. I will use my muffin pan like you suggested. Can’t wait to try them!

  3. says

    You were absolutely right, these were easy to make and wonderful popovers! I’m so happy I found these because I can make these for so many different occasions! I’m not even sure how I happened upon your site, but I have you bookmarked to my favorites!

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