Churro Popovers

May 3, 2017

Classic popovers get a fun and festive twist for Cinco de Mayo with this easy and delicious, cinnamon-sugar Churro Popovers recipe!

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I started this week talking about margaritas. But today I want to tell you about another Mexican delight that I absolutely love – churros.  How can you not love a fried stick of dough that’s rolled in cinnamon and sugar? Sometimes, they’re even served with dulce de leche or chocolate sauce for dipping. So with Cinco de Mayo coming up, I decided to combine my love of churros with my love for making popovers.

Popovers are so easy to make!  They’re made with a simple egg batter that bakes into a light and airy muffin-like treat.  Classic popovers are buttery in flavor and great when served warm with different spreads. However, I love mixing them up!  I’ve made savory popovers before.  I’ve made popovers baked with homemade jam inside of them.  They’re very versatile to make depending on your taste!

I made two batches of these churro popovers over the weekend. The first batch went to my parents’ house. The next batch stayed here.  Both batches must have been pretty good because I only got to eat one out of the two batches I made!  They must have gone fast at my parents’ house because one of my sisters, who wasn’t in attendance at the time, missed out.  Here at home, my husband did a good job of finishing them off!  It’s probably better off this way!

Churro Popovers


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Butter, to grease popover pan
  • 1/2 cup sugar + 1/2 cinnamon, to roll popovers into after baking


  1. Preheat oven to 450º.
  2. Grease pan with butter and heat pan in oven while prepping batter.
  3. In a mixing bowl, gently beat eggs with a whisk attachment.
  4. Whisk in flour, milk, teaspoon of cinnamon, and teaspoon of sugar just until a smooth batter forms. Do not over-whisk.
  5. Carefully pour batter into the heated popover pan, filling halfway.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes. Then, reduce heat to 350º and bake for another 20 minutes. Do not open oven until baking is through!
  7. Remove popovers from pan. Allow to cool for a few minutes. Then, while warm, roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  8. Serve warm with butter or dulce de leche.
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These churro popovers weren’t crunchy like a traditional fried churro, but they have all of the flavor!  Serve them warm with butter or with dulce de leche for a fun Cinco de Mayo treat!
If you don’t have a popover pan, you can use a large muffin tin. I highly suggest getting a popover pan, though! Once you start making these popovers, you’ll want to make all different variations (that’s basically how I started)!


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  • Reply Antionette Blake (@DelawareBlogger) May 3, 2017 at 11:35 AM

    These look amazing, wish we still ate sugar because this would definitely be on the menu.

    • Reply Jessica May 3, 2017 at 2:40 PM

      Thanks so much! Could you perhaps use a sugar alternative?

  • Reply Eugenia Lung May 3, 2017 at 7:21 PM

    These look FREAKING AMAZING!! YUMM!!!

  • Reply Kendra May 4, 2017 at 12:54 AM

    These look SOOOOOO delicious!

  • Reply Helen at the Lazy Gastronome May 14, 2017 at 3:40 PM

    Oh Jessica!! WOW!! Pinned – I would be honored if you’d stop on over and share this on the What’s for Dinner link up!!

    • Reply Jessica May 14, 2017 at 7:31 PM

      Thanks so much, Helen! I’ll definitely check out your link up!

  • Reply Mother of 3 May 15, 2017 at 3:59 PM

    I haven’t made popovers since I was in high school and these just look amazing! I think I’m making a batch of these for breakfast tomorrow! Pinned.

    • Reply Jessica May 16, 2017 at 7:50 AM

      Aren’t they so much fun to make?! Thanks so much for pinning! I hope you enjoy this recipe. 🙂

  • Reply diy180 May 17, 2017 at 11:25 AM

    Oh my these look amazing. I can’t wait to give these a try. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you.

    • Reply Jessica May 17, 2017 at 11:29 AM

      Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy this recipe!

  • Reply diyadulation May 20, 2017 at 7:39 AM

    These look incredible! I’m so with you. How can you not love cinnamon-sugary dough in pretty much any form! Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe with us at Merry Monday this week.

    • Reply Jessica May 20, 2017 at 9:13 AM

      Thanks so much! Churros are definitely my favorite in any form. I hope you enjoy this recipe!

  • Reply TAMMI YOUNG May 20, 2017 at 5:06 PM

    You had me at churro! My mom always made traditional popovers. But these? These take them to a whole new level of delightfulness. I’m making these tonight! Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply Jessica May 21, 2017 at 12:39 PM

      Awesome! I hope you enjoyed this popover recipe! They were gone the same day I made them in my house!

  • Reply helenfern May 21, 2017 at 11:41 AM

    I’m a little late!! Thanks so much for sharing on last week’s What’s for Dinner link up!

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  • Reply Miz Helen May 23, 2017 at 1:06 PM

    Just pinned your awesome Churro Popovers! Thanks so much for sharing your great post with us at Full Plate Thursday, I really appreciate you sharing with us!
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    • Reply Jessica May 23, 2017 at 3:40 PM

      Thanks so much for pinning! Enjoy!

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