It's a bagel! It's a popover! It's both!

Extra Crispy Staff
February 26, 2018

If you’re not making popovers when you have spare time to bake, the time is now. With a batter as easy as pancakes and a baked interior as light as a cream puff, there’s no reason you shouldn’t add popovers to your regular routine.

Mix together the batter classics (flour, eggs milk, butter), then scoop the batter into a greased popover pan—you can also you a muffin tin if you don’t feel like shopping. Sprinkle the popovers with everything bagel seasoning like we did, or leave them naked and dress them up sweet when they’re baked. Plain or everything-seasoned popovers need no more than a pat of butter if you have some on hand, but a swipe of cream cheese and a slice of lox tucked into the puff wouldn’t be a problem. For sweet popovers, mix a spoonful or jam or honey into softened cream cheese or butter and slather away.

Everything Bagel Popovers

Photo: Kelsey Hansen


Yield: 6 popovers
Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Total Time: 55 minutes

Everything Seasoning
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
1 1/2 teaspoon dried minced onion
1 1/2 teaspoon dried minced garlic
1 teaspoon coarse salt

1 1/2 cups (about 6 3/8 ounces) all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 tablespoon Everything Seasoning, divided
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups whole milk, at room temperature
1/2 cup (4 ounces) unsalted butter, melted and divided


1. Prepare the Everything Seasoning: Combine all Everything Seasoning ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
2. Prepare the Popovers: Preheat oven to 425°F with rack on bottom third of oven. Place a 6-cup popover pan on top of a baking sheet, and place in oven to preheat.
3. Whisk together flour, salt, and 1 tablespoon of the Everything Seasoning in a medium bowl. Set aside.
4. Whisk together eggs, milk, and 1 tablespoon of the butter in an 8-cup liquid measuring cup. Add flour mixture to egg mixture, and whisk until smooth.
5. Remove baking sheet with popover pan from oven, and brush each cup thoroughly with melted butter, reserving 1 tablespoon of butter for the tops. Working quickly, pour about 3/4 cup batter into each popover cup. Bake in preheated oven without opening oven door for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350°F, and continue baking without opening oven door for 30 minutes.
6. Remove popovers from oven, and immediately pierce the sides with a sharp knife to release steam (this will help keep their shape). Brush tops with reserved butter, and sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon Everything Seasoning. Serve immediately.

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