Mini Cinnamon Sugar Popovers.
And I do NOT exaggerate! Ever.
So last weekend as I began baking these cookies, I reallllly started craving that cinnamon sugar pull apart bread. Like, OMGImusthaveitnow type craving. I mean, it’s December, and the only thing on my radar is christmas lights, candles, butter, sugar, snow and like four pairs of shoes I’m hoping to find in my stocking.
I made that bread on Sunday. And it revved up my full on cinnamon sugar addiction. Bad.
Then… then Tracy posted these spiced orange popovers. I know. What the what? Let’s just say that I’m obsessed with oranges right now for some reason. We took down a five-pound bag in three days, then I had to go buy more to make a batch of Mother Lovett’s orange cookies. Then I served the rest in segments after I made us a breakfast of thick-cut bacon, buttered toast, and omelets. But we had oranges too, so it was healthy. ‘Tis the season for light eating!!
Oh. And did I mention that my husband is home… all day long? Sort of like, uh… Christmas break. Except he’s a man. On vacation. Driving me insane. Always in my way.
I nearly made the cinnamon sugar pull apart bread for a second time in one week. I totally would have, but it turns out that I have not even begun to clean my kitchen from the massive bakesplosion that’s occured Monday through the present day. And I didn’t have a space to roll my dough unless I wanted to use, say… my kitchen floor. Which also hasn’t been cleaned.
Oh and the whole I-ate-all-my-oranges thing didn’t help either, so I couldn’t make Tracy’s popovers exactly. So I did the next best thing… and combined both ideas. Into minis, so you can eat a billion of them.
And now I’m never baking again!*
Mini Cinnamon Sugar Popovers
[inspired by joy & tracy; actual recipe adapted from my gorgonzola popovers + williams sonoma]
makes 25-30 mini popovers
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups milk, at room temperature
2 large eggs, at room temperature
5 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
1/3 cup granulated sugar + 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon mixed together for pan & topping
Position and oven rack in the lower third of the oven. Preheat to 450 degrees F.
Brush a mini muffin tin with melted butter, then sprinkle cinnamon sugar in each tin.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt and cinnamon until no lump remain. In a large measuring cup, mix milk, eggs, and 2 tablespoons butter, and stir into dry ingredients until just combined. A few lumps may remain but resist the urge to stir until smooth.
Pour batter into mini muffin tins within 1/4 inch of the rim. Sprinkle more cinnamon sugar on top.
Bake for 10 minutes. Do not open the oven! After 10 minutes, reduce the heat to 350 degrees F and bake until golden brown and puffed – about 8-10 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool for 3-5 minutes. Brush or drizzle with the remaining melted butter, then cover in more cinnamon sugar. Serve immediately.
83 Comments on “Mini Cinnamon Sugar Popovers.”
My kitchen and hands smell cinnamon & lemon ;-) Never mind you are tempting for another recipe! Yum..yum..
this recipes are so good i made cinnamon pop and it was delish thank you very much
Mmmm cinnamon sugar, they should never be apart! Ill come clean your kitchen for a batch of these
oh these look SO tasty! I want them. With my coffee. Now!
Never resets itself at the new year, didn’t you know??? So you didn’t really lie. I, after 100 doz cookies in 4 weeks, am never making another. (have any new cookie recipes coming up? running low on different ideas)
I hang my head in shame…I promised the hubs that I was done. AS in not baking any more.(because I have 9 million cookies, his words) But I can make these as I get to leave work early today and be home alone!!! Well what he doesn’t know won’t kill him, it will just make us fatter. :)
PS. And I have everything so no store run!!! Merry Christmas
I’ve had just as many cookies as you! This looks amazing – one more recipe to make today apparently!
These are adorable and so much fun!
Thank you! Now I know what I’m making on Christmas morning! Simple, light and enjoyable! Perfect! Thank you so much! What a wonderful treat this will be!
These look awesome!
What’s funny is that I haven’t thought about popovers in 20 years (my dad used to make them all the time) and in the past week, two people have written to me asking me or telling me about popovers. Yours look so good.
I love the cinny/sugar…everywhere pics. And that it’s in your kitchen and not mine :)
I swear, reading your posts is like drinking coffee for me. I do it every morning, enjoy it very much, and crave more but know I have to exercise some form of self-discipline. Love it! Merry Merry!!!
Cinnamon + Sugar = The best combination in the world. I’m prepping cinnamon rolls tonight and I’m pretty pumped!
Okay, and the Husband owns a landscaping business, which means he is home A LOT in the winter. Oy vey.
These are so adorable!! If you have any going spare, you know where to send them ;)
Awww yeah. Mini is always a “bad” idea…I really can’t control myself. Love this!
I love cinnamon-sugar-anything, these looks delicious. I think my 5 year old would go bananas over them. Can’t wait to try the recipe, thanks! And Merry Christmas!
Oh, those look good!
But then again, I may have made that many, too when I baked for my 12 Days of Cookies which really turned out to be 13 Days because I just can’t count. I should go back and add them all up, but I think that would freak me out a little bit.
I have never made popovers but I totally want to now. Like right now.
i’ve been freakishly obsessed with oranges lately too…so delicious! i’m going to make these and eat the whole pan very, very soon…
Well I just happen to have to use the oven today, what’s another recipe when you get down to it? SO making these!
Yum! I could get into these!
I’m just gonna sit back and let you pop those into my mouth like popcorn. For 17 hours. Cool? Cool.
Gah! Popovers have been on my to-make list forever now. I’m struggling over whether I want to get a mini popover pan or a regular-sized. Do you have a preference?
Well I don’t have the pan – I just used muffin tins. If I was to buy one I’d get the regular!
Awesome, thank you! :) Glad to know that the muffin tins worked out just as well though – I’ve seen that as a substitution for a popover pan and always wondered if it would really work!
Perfect little breakfast bites!
These are SO cute! Ahh I want some.
These are in the oven right now! My hubster can’t have regular milk (but thankfully butter is fine), so I’m trying almond milk instead. Can’t wait to try one!
I’m going to make these this afternoon – and afraid that I will eat all of them!
I have always been intimidated by popovers. I’m gonna try these. I really am. I’m going to demand success out of myself. I made homemade marshmallows last night for the first time ever. I’ve been wanting to try for years. IT’S SO EASY. If you have not done this yet, do it TODAY. (There. Now I’m being bossy!)
I love this idea! So cute!
Omg. Where are all those cookies heading to?! I’m thinking your family is getting quite the gift arrangement this year.
ooooh these are so pretty!!
I’m attempting to put my silpat away for at least a week after yesterday. We’ll see how long it truly lasts. I think our husbands sole purpose in life is to be in our way. Constantly. I’ve made a rule of “no men in the kitchen” when I’m cooking. I call it my bubble. ;)
These need frosting. Definitely.
Looks like a great simple alternative to cinnamon rolls!
YUM. Those look amazing! Great for maybe Christmas breakfast??
Omg. These look amazing! I might have to make them Christmas morning!
Mmmm so tasty!! This screams Christmas morning breakfast!!
those look so good! I love cinnamon sugar!
I made savory popovers last Christmas and they were a hit! These sound delicious. Sure can’t go wrong with cinnamon.
SQUEAL. these are so cute!
These look delicious! I think I found my Christmas morning recipe! Happy Holidays and Thank You for all the wonderful recipes this year.
My mom makes a savory version of these for Christmas dinner…they’re always a family favorite! Obviously my favorite version would include cinnamon and sugar, though. =)
Cinnamon sugar ftw. Definitely my second favorite dessert food group, narrowly edged out by chocolate.
Ohmygoodness! I was JUST contemplating making both Joy’s cinnamon bread and Tracy’s popovers for Christmas breakfast. I think that’s a little much though, even on an eat-fest day. Now I know what I’m making instead. Genius. Love it.
Yes! Now we are talking…I love how these are “mini” and these would just Make CHRISTMAS MORNING! Thank you, perfect timing and I plan on making them. :)
I know what you mean about your husband. I love when my husband is home, but he also kinda drives me crazy when he hovers over my shoulder while I’m working in the kitchen. ;) I want to give him a “loving” shove toward the living room!!
FRIEND!!! i am so happy to be able to inspire you!
let’s have some real talk for a second.
how many of these do you think you ate?
we should have an eating contest one day.
Let’s do it!
I am totally in for the eating contest… it will work out better that way since I don’t think I can count to the number that I ate.
Silly me but the idea of flavored popovers never occurred to me nor did the idea you could bake them in a normal muffin tin.
I would end up eating the whole batch. Love cinnamon/sugar ANYTHING! I’m floating in cookies too…’tis the season!
Looks so good!!! :) Merry Christmas Jessica! I hope you have a great weekend with your family. :)
Made your hot cocoa cookies today- they are awesome!
These look so light and delish! LOVE cinnamon and sugar…I could totally eat a couple or ten of these in one sitting.