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Welcoming the weekend with fresh baked Mini Brown Butter Popovers with Jammy Strawberries. Better known as simple melt-in-your-mouth popovers. These popovers are roll your eyes back GOOD! Serve them warm right out of the oven, dipped in nutty browned butter, and rolled through lemony sugar. Like a doughnut…but better. Top each warm popover with a pat of salted butter and extra sweet and jammy strawberries. Perfect for all of the spring weekends ahead.

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Happy weekend you guys!! Spring is here and like clockwork, I’m back making popovers. I don’t know why it is, but for whatever reason, I always think to make popovers in the spring. Last year I made cinnamon sugar popovers and this year?

A much, much more springy version with sweet spring strawberries!

Honestly, I wasn’t even going to share these with you guys, but they ended up being soo good. Almost like a doughnut…but better, because they’re not fried so you can actually taste those strawberries.

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I feel like you know the story, but popovers are one of the very first things I learned to bake. It was the Thanksgiving of our first year here in Colorado. I was in eighth grade, and I put myself in charge of Thanksgiving dinner. I had all of my family’s favorites on the menu, and then a few fun items, like popovers. I’d never made popovers before, but the photo online looked perfect…

So I tried, and now, to this day, I use that very same base recipe. It’s the best, you get perfect airy popovers every time!

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Here’s how to make these very best (mini) popovers.

The first step, position an oven rack in the lower third of the oven. Now add a pat of butter to each muffin cup and then place the pan in the oven to preheat. Heating the pan ensures the popovers will pop in the oven. For these popovers, I went with a mini size so they’re a delicious two-bite experience.

OK, next, mix up the batter, which is a basic mix of milk, flour, and eggs. BUT it’s made special with a splash of vanilla extract. Add the batter to the hot popover pan and bake. About twenty minutes later you’ll have the cutest mini popovers. And yes, your kitchen will smell amazing.

These popovers are GOOD. Think light and airy, but extra buttery, and with just the right amount of vanilla.

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The brown butter + lemon sugar…

Both very much needed ingredients to complete these popovers.

Take a good amount of butter and brown it on the stove. It’s warming, it’s nutty, and it truly makes every food it touches better. While that’s happening mix a bit of sugar with some lemon zest, and if you have it, vanilla bean powder too.

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And lastly, the berries. Oh, the berries! The berries are so very special.

They’re tossed with St. Germain (which is elderflower liquor) and a couple of tablespoons of strawberry jam to make them extra sweet and jammy. You guys, I love jam. More specifically, I love mixing jam with fresh berries, it’s the flavors and the texture. Jam is sweeter, jammier, and more concentrated. Berries are juicy and fresh. Both are good on their own, but so much better together.

If you want to make them even jammier, warm the mix on the stove for a few minutes before serving. That would be great!

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Now, take the browned butter and brush it over the warm popovers. Next, take the popover and dip it through the lemon sugar. Top each mini popover with a small pat of butter and those jammy berries…

So you see? Melt in your mouth GOOD. That tiny sliver of butter, while not needed, is delicious. It melts into the popover with the jam and creates the most roll your eyes back kind of delicious popover. I know I’m being so dramatic, but it’s all true.

Serve them for weekend brunch, then save the leftovers as a weekday on-the-go breakfast/treats/snacks. Or work them into your upcoming Mother’s Day menus.

You can’t go wrong with these cute little popovers!

Mini Brown Butter Popovers with Jammy Strawberries |

Mini Brown Butter Popovers with Jammy Strawberries |

Looking for other spring brunch recipes? Here are some of my favorites:

One Bowl Chocolate Chunk Chai Banana Muffins

Blackberry Lavender White Chocolate Scones

Lemon Sugar Rolls with Vanilla Cream Cheese Icing

Lastly, if you make these Mini Brown Butter Popovers with Jammy Strawberries be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Mini Brown Butter Popovers with Jammy Strawberries

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 14 popovers
Calories Per Serving: 158 kcal

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Jammy Strawberries

  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry jam
  • 1 tablespoons St. Germain (elderflower liquor) (optional)


  • 1. Position a rack in the lower third of the oven. Preheat the oven to 450°. 
    2. Place 1 teaspoon of butter in each cup of a 12 cup standard muffin pan. Transfer the pan to the oven 3-5 minutes before baking to melt the butter and heat the pan.
    3. In a medium bowl, vigorously whisk together the milk and eggs until frothy, about 1 minute. Add 1 tablespoon melted butter, vanilla, flour, and salt. Whisk to combine. It's OK if there are small lumps. 
    4. Carefully remove the pan from the oven and swirl the butter around the cups to grease the pan. Evenly divide the batter between the popover cups, filling them 3/4 of the way full. Transfer to the oven and bake 15-18 minutes, until puffed, golden, and crisp.
    5. To make the brown butter. Add 4 tablespoons butter to a skillet set over medium heat. Allow the butter to brown until it smells toasted and is a deep golden color, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat.
    6. Combine the sugar, lemon zest, and vanilla powder in a shallow bowl.
    7. To make the strawberries. Toss all ingredients together. Let sit 5-10 minutes.
    8. Brush each warm popover with browned butter, then roll through the lemon sugar. Smear each popover with butter and top with strawberries. Eat warm!
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  1. 5 stars
    Hello! Just made these (but with cinnamon sugar like your other recipe) and tastes amazing! However not sure how they are exactly supposed to turn out. They are brown and crispy on the outside, but a bit gooey and eggy in the middle. Is that the right consistency?

    1. Hey Emily,
      So great to hear! Love that this recipe was enjoyed and thanks so much for making it! The middle shouldn’t be gooey:) Have a great week🌟 xTieghan

    1. Hey Toni,
      Unfortunately, I really feel as though these are best served fresh and warm from the oven! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  2. Hi Thiegan, I am a hobbybaker from Germany and I like your wonderful blog. Your cinnamon apple pancakes are one of our favourite recipes. I want try this popover recipe for a Sunday snack. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas. Lovely greetings from Germany Gisi

    1. Hey Christie,
      This recipe will make 14 mini popovers. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  3. I made your Cinnamon Sugar Popovers in the fall and took some to neighbors. They were amazing and the neighbors raved about them! So now I cannot wait to try these. Your recipes are awesome.

  4. 5 stars
    Yummmmm! Fairly simple recipe with DELICIOUS results. Followed the recipe exactly (except for the powdered vanilla) they came out perfect.
    Thank you.
    This goes on a regular make list

    1. Hey Kellie,
      Thank you so much for giving this recipe a try, I am delighted that it was enjoyed!! Have a great weekend! xTieghan

  5. I made these gluten free and they were delicious!! Not as “airy” as a normal popover but the taste was great!! Thanks for the recipe!!

    1. Hey Molly,
      Thank you so much for giving this recipe a try, I am delighted that it was enjoyed!! Have a great weekend! xTieghan

  6. Hello,
    These looked delicious so I tried them but my popovers were not airy inside but more dense and looked a bit eggy? Where did I go wrong? Love your website, thanks for all the great recipes.

    1. Hey Nancy,
      Thanks for giving the recipe a try, so sorry you had issues. Was there anything you may have adjusted in the recipe? This would help me to better answer your question! xTieghan

    1. Hey Susan,
      These are made in a regular sized muffin pan. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give them a try! xTieghan

  7. Can I use a mini muffin pan for these instead of purchasing a mini popover pan? The shape looks like a mini muffin. Can’t wait to try them.

    1. Hey Lex,
      Yes, that will work just fine! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  8. What is this vanilla bean powder you speak of? I love vanilla and hade never seen nor heard of this. Better than vb paste?

  9. These look lovely and great for a weekend treat. Think I might have a go and make these. Thank you for sharing 🙂