Double Chocolate Butterscotch Breakfast Muffins

These muffins freeze ridiculously well and keep for up to a week (if they don’t get devoured before then) in an airtight container.  They are heaven when paired with a tall glass of cold milk.

If you’re not big on butterscotch you could plump some dried cranberries and toss them in, or add extra chocolate chips or just omit them completely.

muffin double choco butterscotch

12 muffins


1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (Dutch or not)
1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar (we love Imperial)
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons red cider (or white) vinegar
3/4 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup butterscotch chips


1. Preheat oven to 425°F and line muffin cups with papers/parchment. Melt butter in a small microwaveable container and allow to sit and cool slightly while you combine the other ingredients.

2. Mix all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Stir with a wire whisk to combine, breaking up any extra-large clumps of brown sugar as you go.

3. Combine wet ingredients in a small bowl (including melted butter), adding vinegar last. Stir quickly to combine and add to dry mixture. Stir mixture with a wooden spoon until the wet and dry ingredients come together.

4. Add in the chocolate and butterscotch chips and stir to distribute. Using a large cookie scoop, divide batter between the 12 muffin cups (they will be full!). Bake for 17-20 minutes until tops of muffins lose their shine and a toothpick comes out clean. (Slightly underdone is just fine; just make sure things aren’t soupy. But overdone will be dry and chokey!)

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