Have you tried a popover yet? These pumpkin spice gluten free pumpkin spice popovers are almost like a little airy souffle that you can hold in your hand and eat. This gluten free pumpkin spice popover recipe would make a great fall treat.

What is a popover?

As mentioned above, a popover is like a souffle and a roll combined into one delicious bread. These pumpkin popovers rise way up above the pan as they cook. You have to get them out of the oven quickly because they fall pretty quickly as they cool down.

They make delicious bread to serve with soup and stews! Try dipping these popovers into these tasty soup recipes: Lentil Soup With Bacon or this Creamy Butternut Squash Soup.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. These popovers would be gorgeous to serve over the holidays. Combine a basic popover recipe with pumpkin spice, and you get the perfect pumpkin popover recipe!

If you love gluten free bread as much as we do, you will want to try all of my gluten free bread recipes.

Gluten free popovers that rose way above their pan height.

As I first start, I do need to tell you how deceptively easy this popover recipe is to make. You fill the little cups in the popover pan about halfway. And bam, they are light and fluffy right out of the oven.

When they are baking in the oven, they rise way up. You may worry that they will spill over the top edges!

I flavored my popover recipe with pumpkin spice for fall. You can easily omit the pumpkin spice and enjoy them all year to make gluten free popovers!

Why these pumpkin spice popovers are great:

  • These popovers are easy to make.
  • You get delicious pumpkin spice flavor in every fluffy bite.
  • Nobody will know these pumpkin spice popovers are gluten free!
  • You can serve them with any meal!
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King Arthur, Measure for Measure Flour 3 lbs

This is one of my favorite gluten-free flour blends for cookies, cakes, pie crust, biscuits, and muffins! (Do not use this flour blend for yeast recipes.)

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Ingredient notes:

  • Gluten free flour blend – I tested this recipe using Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend and King Arthur’s Measure for Measure Gluten Free Blend. That doesn’t mean others will not work; I just have not tested other flours, and I can not guarantee the recipe will work if you use other mixes.
  • Xanthan Gum – If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  • Eggs – Use size large.
  • Pumpkin spice – Use store-bought or make your own homemade pumpkin spice by blending 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg, ¼ teaspoon ground ginger (more if you like it gingery!), and ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves.
  • Milk – If you are dairy-free, use non-dairy milk.
  • Butter – Use vegan butter if you need these popovers to be dairy-free.

Recipe step-by-step directions:

Preheat the oven to 425º F.

Photos of making pumpkin spice popovers steps 1 and 2.

Step 1: Add your dry ingredients and whisk to blend.

Step 2: Add your butter to a microwave-safe bowl. Melt for 35 seconds to soften the butter. Add the rest of the wet ingredients to the bowl and mix.

Photos of making pumpkin spice popovers steps 3 and 4.

Step 3: Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.

Step 4: Mix gently, careful not to overmix the batter.

Gluten free popover batter in a popover pan.

Step 5: Pour the batter into a greased popover pan. Fill each cup about ½ way.

Step 6: Bake at 425º F for 20 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350º F for 10 minutes. Be careful not to open the oven door (they will completely deflate if you open it!)

Step 7: Take these beauties out of the oven and…ever so carefully remove them from their pan. Poke a tiny hole in the side of each popover with a toothpick. This will prevent them from deflating. Let them cool a bit, then take a bite.

These fall-flavored pumpkin spice popovers turn out crispy on the outside and moist and chewy on the inside. They would go wonderfully with any meal or have one with a cup of tea or coffee :-). These popovers are wheat-free and Celiac-safe.

Tips and Recipe FAQ:

What is the best popover pan?

A popover pan is a deep pan with cups that are separated from each other so hot air can circulate around each cup.

Can you use a muffin tin to make popovers?

If you don’t have a popover pan, you can easily make this recipe for popovers in a muffin tin. Your gluten free popovers will just be a lot shorter. They will still rise up and taste light and fluffy!

Why did the popovers deflate?

If you didn’t poke a hole in your popovers, they can deflate. Another cause is if you open the oven door too soon.

How long will these popovers keep fresh?

Popovers are usually best eaten right away, but they will keep up to 2 days in an airtight container.

A gluten free popover on a plate. One popover is cut in half.

More gluten free pumpkin recipes:

Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Popovers

Sandi Gaertner
This recipe makes the best fluffy gluten free pumpkin spice popovers!
4.65 from 14 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Course Gluten Free Bread Recipe
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 211 kcal


  • 1 ¼ cups gluten free flour blend * see note
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 4 eggs large
  • 1 cup milk or non-dairy
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • Preheat your oven to 425º F. You won't bake the popovers at this temperature the whole time, but you want the oven to be very hot for the first 10 minutes of baking. I put my empty popover pan in the oven while it is heating up to get that warm too.
  • Spray coconut oil in each cup of a popover pan.
  • In a large bowl, add dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
  • In a small bowl, whisk all wet ingredients together.
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and whisk to blend
  • Fill each popover cup about ⅔ full with batter.
  • Quickly put the pan into the oven. Bake at 425º F for 20 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 350º F for 10 minutes. Do NOT open the oven door during baking time. This will cause your popovers to deflate.
  • To prevent them from deflating when you take them out of the oven, quickly poke a hole in the side of each popover when you take them out of the oven. You can use a toothpick or sharp knifepoint.



  1. I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF and Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend. That doesn’t mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
  2. Xanthan gum – If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  3. These popovers will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer. Thaw then reheat them in the oven at 325º F for 15 minutes.
  4. Note: If you don’t have a popover pan, don’t worry. Many make popovers in a muffin pan. They just won’t get as tall, but the bubbly fluffiness will still be there!


Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.


Serving: 1gCalories: 211kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 8gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 141mgPotassium: 100mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 343IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 85mgIron: 2mg
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  1. 4 stars
    Loved the flavor of these popovers! Unfortunately, I had to make them in a muffin tin, and the center was a little raw. I even cooked them an extra 5 min and let cool before eating. What did I do wrong? Could it have been the almond milk I used (instead of cow’s milk)?

    1. Hi Judy, I am not sure on the milk vs almond milk…Did you make sure your oven was fully at the right temperature before putting the popovers in? What gluten free flour blend did you use? Thank you,

  2. 5 stars
    Looks Perfect I love popovers, and I love fall-inspired flavors. This is such a great combination of two greats! Thanks for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    These look amazing. Thank you for posting so many wonderful gluten free recipes!I continue to find more and more great items to create for my family!

  4. Hi! I am planning to make these tomorrow. Do I have to adjust the time if I am using a muffin/cupcake pan? Thanks

    1. Hi Christina, I have not made this recipe in a muffin tin. I would check these at about the 15 minute mark, which is sooner than with a popover pan…keep an eye on them. They puff way up 🙂