If you miss popovers these Gluten Free Cheese Popovers are light and fluffy and so good no one will know that they are gluten free.
I have lost count of the number of times I have tried to make gluten free popovers over the last twelve years.
Before going gluten free we loved popovers. We would eat them for breakfast on the weekends or as a side dish for dinner.
As I tried gluten free ones I never could get them just right. That is until recently. I finally came up with a gluten free popover that we love!
And not only are the gluten free they are also flourless!
What is a popover?
Before we talk about the actual recipe let’s talk about what a popover actually is. A popover is a similar to a roll, but it is made with an egg like better that makes it light and fluffy.
If is kind of like a dutch baby pancake, but in the form of a roll. When you break a popover open it is light and airy inside.
American popovers are similar to Yorkshire pudding in England, but they are not exactly the same.
How I Make Popovers
This gluten free cheese popover recipe is actually adapted from another recipe that I found.
Popover batter is usually mixed in the blender in order to give it the right texture. I took a batter from a cheese roll recipe, changed it up slightly, and mixed it in the blender. The result ended up being the best gluten free popover that I have had.
Yes, I took a non popover recipe and with a few changes made it into a gluten free popover!
My search for a gluten free popover is now over. I have found the perfect gluten free popover recipe.
What makes my recipe different?
My recipe has cheese in it. Cheese is not a traditional ingredient in popovers, but the cheese gives these the texture that makes them so great.
When you mix the cheese in the blender it is so fine that it doesn’t give them a cheesy texture. It just gives them a delicious popover texture.
Popovers can be made in muffin tins or in a popover pan. A popover pan is similar to a muffin pan, but it is much deeper. That depth helps the popover rise.
Most gluten-free popover recipes that I have seen use a popover pan, not a muffin pan. This is because it is hard to get the rise you need with a gluten-free batter.
My recipe though doesn’t need a popover pan. They rise wonderfully just in a muffin tin.
You have to grease the muffin pan well, but it works great. I used my USA muffin pan and it didn’t even need to be greased.
My sister made these in a regular muffin tin and said they turned out great. She couldn’t believe how easy and delicious these popovers were.
- olive oil
- tapioca flour
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cup tapioca flour, I used Bob's Red Mill tapioca flour/starch
- 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Grease a six-cup muffin pan well. ( I use my USA Pan and USA Pans do not need to be greased. )
- Place all the ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until smooth scraping down sides if needed.
- Pour batter into muffin cups dividing between six cups, filling until almost full.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until puffy and lightly browned.
- Let cool in pan for 2-3 minutes. You do not want these to sit in pan too long or they will stick.
- Remove and serve.
- Serve as is or with butter, jam, or honey.
I used Bob's Red Mill tapioca flour/starch, but other brands may work.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 287Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 294mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 5g
Nutritional values are approximate and aren't always accurate.