This post is sponsored by Milk. Love What’s Real, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
I am a bonafide morning person. My favorite morning routine is to wake up early before the sun rises, make a hot breakfast and pour a cold glass of milk to enjoy with it. Ever since I was a small child, real milk provided the nutrition and the satisfaction that I was craving. I have a vivid childhood memory of sitting at the family dinner table, reaching for my milk mug, and taking a huge gulp – only to “ACK!”, realize, that it was WATER! My mother had run out of milk and to this day I remember how not having that creamy cold milk to pair with dinner really bummed me out! She apologized, but I made a mental note to check my cup from then on – what a mean trick that was.
I often buy different types of dairy milk for my family at Publix supermarket. I purchase lactose-free fat-free milk for my husband, 1% for my daughter and me to drink, and 2% milk for baking, cooking, and coffee. Yes, our fridge gets a little crowded, but it’s totally worth having a variety!
Real milk has just three ingredients – milk, vitamin A and vitamin D. It’s important to me that my active growing daughter has milk daily, as it offers calcium, vitamin D and potassium – which are three of the most likely nutrients to be missing from kids’ diets.
As I do get up so early, my family has been the beneficiary of my morning cooking and baking endeavors – lucky them!
One of the easiest baked goods I make are easy fluffy Popovers with real milk. Milk has 8 grams of protein in every 8-ounce glass – and this recipe calls for 1- 1/2 cups of milk, so I love the added nutrition!
Easy Morning Popovers Recipe
You Will Need:
- 1-1/2 cups of real milk ( I use 2% milk, but you could use any type of dairy milk)
- 1-1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1-1/2 tablespoons butter
- butter to grease the popover pan
- 3 eggs
- popover pan – This is essential! The deep wells in a special popover pan will allow the popover to rise and be fluffy. I muffin tin will not work well.
- *savory option – Add 1/2 tsp of garlic powder if you want a more savory tasting popover.
How to Prepare
The hardest part of this recipe is to remember to pull eggs out in advance as they need to be room temperature. Also, be sure to turn your oven on to 425 degrees before you start mixing ingredients!
In a bowl, mix the eggs, flour, milk, melted butter and salt together until the batter is smooth and thin.
Put the empty popover pan in the oven for 2 minutes. Pull out and use additional butter to quickly grease each well. Be careful, the pan is hot, but this method of ‘after-heat greasing’ is easy and works well.
Carefully fill each popover well a little more than half-way up. Do not overfill!
Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes exactly.
Pull out of the oven, and wrap in a cotton dish towel to keep warm. Serve as is hot, or with some jam (if not the savory version) and a cold glass of nutritious real milk.
Try this easy popover recipe with real milk and give your family a nutritious start in the morning! Click here to learn more about the nutritional benefits of real dairy milk.