Vanilla Bean Spice Popovers

September 21, 2018

This weekend marks the first official weekend of Fall and what better way to celebrate than with a cozy delicious breakfast treat. Full disclosure, this recipe kinda happened by accident but it turned out so damn delicious I decided to try to create the mistake again and with success, it was delicious again! So here we are, Vanilla Bean Spice Popovers…errr sorta, that’s just what I’m calling it 🙂



  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 6 Tbs butter (melted)
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 of a vanilla bean (scraped out)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • dash of ground cloves


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp milk

Start off by melting the butter. Once it’s melted cut the vanilla bean down the middle and peel it open. Scrape out the delicious insides out and mix it into the butter. Once the butter/vanilla bean mixture is cooled mix it together with the milk, egg, greek yogurt and brown sugar. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet, small amounts at at time until its fully combined.

I actually use a donut pan (like this one) for these! Basically to get the ‘popover’ effect, you need to completely fill each donut ring on the pan, and not just 1/3 like you would if you wanted a classic donut. To make it really easy just fill a pastry bag (or a basic ziplock bag works too) and cut the end off so that opening diameter is approximately 1 in. This makes the perfect size to fill each donut on the pan in one swoop and will ensure the ‘popover’ effect.

Bake these at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.

While these are baking you can whip up the simple icing. Just combine the powdered sugar and milk. Stir it until fully combine and add milk 1 teaspoon at a time until you reach the consistency of a thick glue. Once the popovers have completely cooled, drizzle the icing over top and allow a few minutes to harden.

Everything about these screams fall! I’m so excited to cozy up by the fireplace with one of these popovers and a latte in hand come cool autumn mornings! Hope you enjoy these as much as I do 🙂

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