Looking for a faster way to make homemade popovers? Learn how to make popovers with a blender and turn out this classic baked treat with even less effort.
Popovers and biscuits are the bread and butter (har har har) of this website. It’s how many of you found me initially, and they are the recipes I’ve spent the most time testing through the years. From The Biggest Fattest Fluffiest All Butter Biscuits (yassssss) to my recipe for the Biggest Fattest Fluffiest Popovers (a recipe I am really, personally connected to), I have lots and tips and tricks on making successful, fluffy breads.
I still get LOADS of questions though, and the occasional email about when things fail and how to troubleshoot. I also get many many great ideas from your questions!
Can I mix popovers with an immersion blender?
This question comes up often, and several readers have said that yes! You can mix popovers with an immersion blender in place of “elbow grease”, aka stirring furiously with a whisk. So I tried it.
And WOWSER did it work.
I legitimately did like 7 things wrong and these popovers still puffed ALLLLLL THE WAY UP.
Conclusion: You can definitely mix popovers with an immersion blender. You can also make them in a traditional blender.
To make popovers in the blender, you can use the provided recipe below and follow these easy steps.
- PREP. Move your oven racks down to the lowest and second lowest levels so your popovers have room to rise. Preheat the oven to 450°F and thoroughly grease your popover pan inside each cup as well as on the top of the pan.
- TEMPER YOUR EGGS. Place your eggs – UN-CRACKED – in a medium bowl and cover with hot tap water. Let them sit for 10 minutes. This brings your eggs up to room temperature.
- POUR. Pour the milk into a large bowl if using an immersion blender, or into the pitcher portion of your blender. Add the salt. Once your eggs have been warmed for 10 minutes, crack them into the bowl or blender.
- PULSE. Blend for 5-10 seconds.
- MELT. Melt the butter.
- PULSE. Blend for another 5-6 seconds. Add the flour and blend until the mixture is frothy – about 10 seconds, then quickly stir in the melted butter (one quick pulse will do!).
- POUR. Pour the batter into your prepared popover pan. It’s important that you just fill the cups with ONE pour. 3/4 of the way full is perfect.
- BAKE. For 20 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350°F and bake for 15 more minutes.
- SERVE. Hot popovers with soft salted butter – SO GOOD.
My goal here was to test how well making popovers with a blender works, but I also noted the places that I strayed from my own recipe directions. So they aren’t really mistakes, but I am always looking for the details that ACTUALLY make this recipe fail.
That way it’s easier to point you in the right direction if you don’t find success (but you will! You will.).
Here are my specific circumstances for the most recent test.
- cold 2% milk (not room temperature)
- warmed / room temperature eggs
- a standard blender
- a single pour into each cup with the exception of one cup – the last cup I filled – where I scraped the last bit of batter out of the blender pitcher
- added the butter with the flour instead of after
- my oven was not completely preheated; it was only at 430°F when I put the popovers in
I never preheat my popover pan, though some people AND some older articles profess this as a method for success. I made these popovers in a cold pan.
Favorite Popover Tools
I'm never one to encourage buying lots of kitchen gadgets and things if you truly don't need them. I love creating recipes you can turn out in a bare bones kitchen on a budget. You CAN make popovers in a regular muffin tin if that's what you have handy!
But! If you are looking to make popovers with a blender then well, you need a blender!
These are my favorite kitchen tools to have handy when I am making popovers.
Nordic Ware Grand Popover, 6 Cavaties, Graphite
My favorite popover pan! I swear by this pan for the tallest, fluffiest popovers that pop every time.
KitchenAid KHBBV53DG Cordless Hand Blender, 8 inch, Matte Charcoal Grey
I love this immersion blender for soups, but it works SO well to quickly blend the batter for fluffy popovers! It's also cordless which makes it extra handy.
OXO Good Grips Batter Bowl
Everyone loves a good bowl that won't slip and slide across the counter as you blend, mix, and stir. This one has the added bonus of a pour spout and handle which makes it perfect for things like pancakes and popovers.
Nutri Ninja Personal and Countertop Blender with 1200-Watt Auto-iQ Base, 72-Ounce Pitcher, and 18, 24, and 32-Ounce Cups with Spout Lids (BL642)
This is the blender I used to test how to make popovers with a blender. it is also the blender I use daily for things like blender muffins and smoothies. If you are looking to add to your countertop kitchen appliances, I highly recommend!
The Biggest Fattest Fluffiest Popover Recipe
The Biggest Fattest Fluffiest Popover Recipe is SO easy! Just a few pantry staples and a really great pan turn out the biggest, fattest, fluffiest popovers ever!
- 4 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- Warm the eggs by placing them UN-CRACKED in a medium bowl and cover with hot water (as hot as your tap will go). Let them sit for 10 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 450°F and move the oven rack to a low position (to prepare for huge popovers!). Grease the popover pan thoroughly inside each cup as well as around the top edges.
- With your whisk, beat together the eggs, milk and salt until they are combined. The yolks should be completely blended in.
- Add the flour and whisk until the mixture is frothy and all large lumps are gone. Then quickly stir in the melted butter.
- Divide the batter between the prepared popover cups. They should be about 3/4 of the way full.
- Bake the popovers for 20 minutes and then reduce the heat to 350°F. Bake for another 10 or 15 minutes. The popovers will be very golden brown.
- My preference is to serve immediately and enjoy them warm!
- Do not top off the cups! ONE POUR to 3/4 full. Topping off can prevent a full rise.
- If you can help it DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN!
- If your popovers are getting dark too quickly, you can move one of your oven racks up to the top and place a baking sheet on it to shield your popovers from the direct heating elements.
- This recipe is based on the popover recipe at King Arthur Flour. I love King Arthur as a resource for recipes, but I also LOVE their products.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 244Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 144mgSodium: 390mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 10g
Sunday 18th of December 2022
How many popovers does this recipe make
Wednesday 23rd of November 2022
I bought a new pan, the mini popover from Nordic Ware and they imploded. The first time I made them in another pan they were fine then started using different recipes and had disappointments. I'm ordering you pan and will try your recipe.
Monday 28th of November 2022
Hey Christine -- can you try preheating the pan? That makes a difference in some ovens
Saturday 5th of March 2022
I just made these. I had a few problems. After 20 min at 450° they were done. They only rose a tiny bit. I have been making popovers since I was a kid. In recent years, no matter what I try, I cannot get them to rise. Even though they didn't rise. They are delicious!
Sunday 15th of August 2021
First time making them and in a new pan. Wasn’t sure if I should put a sheet pan under popover pan…. I ended up following the blender instructions but put the sheet pan in the oven while I was mixing ingredients. I messed up by going back over and topping off my batter—ugh. But I’m happy to report that everything turned out perfectly!! So excited to taste them—yum! Thanks for the fun recipe.