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Fruit Popovers


Fruit Popovers

[30 Minutes]

Popovers are like an inflated muffin. They usually have a crispy brown crust and a hollow inside. It is thought that the name popover was given to these puffy muffins because when baked, the muffins “pop over” the sides of the muffin tins. The high liquid content of the batter creates steam which leavens the muffin and gives it its unique flavor, shape, and texture. Make these outstanding popovers and add a favorite fruit to create something special.

You'll need:

• 1 cup whole-wheat flour • 1 large egg • 1 cup low-fat milk • dash of cinnamon • fruit of your choice: mashed bananas, blueberries, sliced peaches

What to do:

  1. If possible, print out these directions. Read them through with your child before you begin.
  2. With your child, gather everything you'll need.
  3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  4. Heat muffin pan in very hot oven until it hisses when sprinkled with water.
  5. Let your child mix together dry ingredients. Add milk and egg, stir.
  6. Spray muffin pan and fill each muffin cup slightly over half full with batter.
  7. Let him place a teaspoon of fruit on top of each popover and bake for 30 minutes.
  8. Lower temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 15 more minutes.

Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.

  • Why do you think these muffins are called popovers?
  • What do these muffins taste like to you?
  • Are there other types of muffins you would like to make?

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