Popovers are one of our family’s favorites. I am well aware that there should be leftovers when you make a dozen popovers for 5 people but…

Well, would you be able to resist 2nds (or 3rds) of something this beautiful?


Because it’s always been a favorite at our house, I’ve tried many a gluten free variation of the classic popover. Some were alright, some were good, some were blah.

This one totally takes the cake.


There are a few extra steps, but it will only take about 10 more minutes of your time and it is TOTALLY worth it. Promise.

Whether this is your first time trying popovers or you are a popover connoisseur, you will absolutely love these. And, of course, they are gluten free. But no one will be able to tell.



*gluten-free *soy-free *oat-free *added sugar-free


I recommend using a lighter flour blend such as Cup4Cup, Mama’s, or Grandpa’s Kitchen.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup milk (I used 1%)
  • 3/4 cup gluten free flour mix (I used Grandpa’s Kitchen)
  • If using a flour mix that doesn’t contain xanthan gum, add 1/4 tsp.
  • 4 eggs


  1. Generously grease insides and top edges of 12 muffin cups.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add milk and barely bring to a boil without stirring.
  4. Add flour mix all at once and quickly beat with a wooden spoon. You will need to put some muscle into it and beat thoroughly, over medium heat, until mixture forms a ball and is fairly smooth. This takes only a minute or two.
  5. Remove from heat and let cool for exactly 5 minutes.
  6. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat thoroughly after each addition until mixture is smooth again.
  7. Divide batter into the muffin cups and bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes, until popovers are very puffy and have browned well. Remove from oven and serve immediately. 
  8. Drizzle with honey, sprinkle with powdered sugar, serve with jam, or eat just as they are!
  9. Store in an airtight container or Ziploc bag on the counter for 2-3 days, or in the fridge up to 5 days. Warm up in the microwave for 10-15 seconds on power level 5.

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  • Reply
    Becky Lee
    September 25, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    I LOVE these! I only wish you could tell me what you greased the pan with. I used coconut oil, which didn’t work. I find that coconut oil works great to make my pans non-stick, but this time the coconut oil came out the top, and the popovers stuck like CRAZY. Any suggestions? Do you grease it with butter?

    • Reply
      September 25, 2018 at 6:49 pm

      Thank you Becky, so glad you enjoyed them! I used a generous amount of butter and then loosened the sides with a spoon to help ease them out. -Celeste

  • Reply
    Alyson Jones
    December 22, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Thanks Celest! The look amazing! Have you ever tried making these dairy free? I’m wondering if I could sub with almond milk and either coconut oil or a butter substitute we use called Earth Balance?

    • Reply
      December 22, 2018 at 3:50 pm

      Thank you! I haven’t ever tried making those subs, not sure if it would work or not. -Celeste

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