I rolled out of bed at 7:00am this morning and I felt like making French food. So I did.


Welcome to my life. Be jealous, friends.

The good news: this may be French food, but it ain’t fancy. Hardly any waiting time, no buttering/rising/folding/kneading involved. And it’s still yummy as heck. Drizzle it with easy chocolate syrup. I mean, come on guys — the French know their foodstuff. 

Profiteroles are fluffy, light, and slightly buttery. They’re pretty much hollow on the inside; the high moisture content allows them to rise to great heights. It’s the perfect complement to any breakfast, and light enough for a mid-afternoon snack.


  • 1/2 stick butter. Eat the other half stick. 
  • 1/2 cup water. Drink the other half cup.
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour. Ever try to eat flour? Today’s the day. 
  • 2 eggs. They’re a cute couple. 
  • Dash of cinnamon. Optional, as always. Poor cinnamon. 

Steps to Success:

1. Preheat oven to 425. It’s hot, I know.

2. Put butter and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the flour. 


3. Mix. It’ll start to look like dough.


4. Take out of saucepan and put into bowl. Let cool till it’s just warm.


5. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Gotta love that mixer.


6. Then, if you’re feelin’ fancy, add a dash of cinnamon. I’m feeling fancy today. Don’t get used to it.

7. Squeeze into an icing bag, and dollop into greased baking sheet. They said to use a plain head, but I used my favorite one instead. I’m a rebel. Applaud.


8. Pop in the oven for 15 minutes, rotating halfway through. Now go outside and take some pictures.


The Extra Mile:

  • Drizzle in chocolate syrup. Super super super easy. Two ingredients. Recipe here.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar. 

Look at it. I mean, just look at it. Ugh love that French stuff.




45 Comments Add yours

  1. Okay, I can’t even believe how easy these sound! And again, hilarious – my favorite mix: humor and food. 🙂

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      Thanks! And yep, I was surprised they were so easy too!

  2. kp Attman says:

    I’m definitely going to try them…as soon as I ship my mixer in from Venezuela, where I left it on my last move. I’ll let you know how they turn out.

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      Definitely keep me posted! You must be very attached to your mixer.

  3. sedrate says:

    Thank you for the easy recipe, I LOVE profiteroles. I cut them in half and fill them with whipped cream, like a cream puff. Then they’re my favourite.

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      Yep, they’re surprisingly easy! Gotta love whipped cream.

  4. These profiteroles look great! I have yet to make profiteroles, but it’s been on my to-make list for awhile now. I like how simple this recipe is–thanks for sharing!

  5. These sound super easy and way fun…definitely going to try them out!

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      Yep, it’s really fun to see them puff up in the oven! Makes you feel French.

      1. What do they taste like?

      2. Kitchen Cici says:

        Like an eclair. They have a slightly buttery taste to themselves, but you probably want to spice it up with some whipped cream in the middle, and/or chocolate on top!

      3. Yumm-o…my boy would love these 🙂

  6. emilykarn says:

    I make these all the time. For a good upper arm work out beat the eggs in by hand. Try chocolate whipped cream for the filling. Emily

  7. emilykarn says:

    Reblogged this on emilykarn and commented:
    A great easy recipe!

  8. thehomesliceblog says:

    my kind of breakfast!!!

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      Yep, mine too!! 🙂

  9. Ally Bean says:

    YUM! Profiteroles for breakfast– inspired. I think I’m going to like your blog very, very much. Thanks for stopping by my blog and letting me know that you exist. Did I say yum?

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      Haha thank you and you’re welcome! I try to shake it up around here and keep things weird. 🙂

  10. thebrookcook says:

    I love this post- and your life 🙂
    Sometimes I wake up and bake too!
    These look fabulous!

  11. Aisha says:

    Yumm! I’ve gotta try this!

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      You should! It’s so easy. Let me know how it goes 🙂

  12. Pang says:

    Yummyyyyy!!!!! I love it.

  13. It looks yum… Seems a must try 😋

  14. Wow looks yum !!!
    Hmmm a recipe for must try over next weekend 😜

  15. aearthr says:

    Look so yummy!
    I’m hungry now even after finished my breakfast.

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      Well there’s always lunch….

  16. bellyfulloffood says:

    Yum, yum, yum

  17. eurekamon says:

    This is awesome. We also make it savory too…instead of drizzling it with chocolate…we cut it open and put in chicken salad or tuna salad. Great appetizers for a dinner party.

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      That’s an awesome idea! I have to try that next time!!

      1. eurekamon says:

        it is so good and you add butter or romaine lettuce witb the chicken salads…mske it into a light sandwich depending on how big you make them….enjoy!

      2. Kitchen Cici says:

        Oh YES profiterole sandwiches!!!! This idea is coming to college with me. Maybe I’ll make some new friends.

      3. eurekamon says:

        lol…college kids always love the person who can cook ….pretty popular person…best of luck…

      4. Kitchen Cici says:

        Haha I hope! Thanks 🙂

      5. eurekamon says:

        YW 🙂

  18. Cedar R. says:

    You’ve got a great writing style and sense of humor 🙂 Looking forward to reading more from you – I can live vicariously through your kitchen creations, since I’m a little isolated right now and can’t get my hands on all the ingredients with which I’d like to be cooking. Carry on!

  19. sweetsavant says:

    Awesome post! Just add cheese and you’ve got Gougères…well, if you add cheese and subtract chocolate

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      Indeed! Love the versatility of choux pastry!!

  20. itchierfeet says:

    You make it sound so easy! I’ll have to give them a go at least once.

    1. Kitchen Cici says:

      Yeah they are easy!! Let me know how they turn out!!

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