Have you ever tried to make 100% whole wheat popovers? Well, it’s not that easy. As evidenced by my first batch, that literally wouldn’t “Pop”.
So, upon investigation, I learned a few things that make a popover, pop! These included:
- The amount of gluten (to form the gas bubbles that make the pockets
- High heat, again, to create gas bubbles
- And a narrow container. (as opposed to pouring the batter in a skillet like a pancake.
I decided to focus on the gluten content as my first issue, and ended up with pretty good results! I added extra gluten, put some white flour in, and I blended it in a blender, rather than stirring it, to encourage the formation of bubbles.
In a blender we added:
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup lowfat milk
- 4 teaspoons melted butter
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup white flour
- 1 teaspoon Vital Wheat Gluten
Mix all up in a blender. Pour into 12 mini muffins. Bake at 375 for about 12-15 minutes.
Filled with tuna, these made a delicious and healthy lunch!
… and then they doubled as dessert!
100% whole wheat is a great thing to add to your families diet. Whole Wheat contains:
- More Fiber! Need your kids to be “regular”. More fiber in their diet is the perfect place to start. (one cup has approximately 4 grams)
- More nutrients! Per calorie, whole wheat has more nutrients such as maganese and vitamin B.
- More Protein. Per cup, the whole grain varieties have almost 8 grams of protein.
- Is more filling! Due to the higher fiber and more nutrients, whole wheat fills those little tummies up longer, and prevent spikes and drops in blood sugar the way white does.
- Studies show women who eat more whole grains, weigh less.
Do you make popovers?
I’d be curious if anyone else has had luck with 100% whole wheat in their popover recipe??
Whole Wheat PopOvers
- Melt butter
- Add all ingredients to a blender.
- Mix all up in blender. Pour into 12 mini muffins.
- Bake at 375 for about 12-15 minutes.
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