One bowl butterscotch muffins

If you love butterscotch, then you will fall in love with these one bowl butterscotch muffins!

Every week I ask my family if they have any dessert requests. My husband tends to ask for peanut butter items while Addie wants butterscotch pudding all the time. Rather than make another batch of pudding, I thought it might be fun to bake something using butterscotch chips instead.

And since we are a muffin-loving family (seriously, I need to rename this blog to Eva Bakes Muffins!), I made butterscotch muffins. I found a recipe from Hershey and adapted it to make it healthier for my family. I used all whole-wheat flour and did not use any oil or butter.

While my muffins baked up on the smaller side (they were much shorter and denser than all of the other muffins I’ve baked here), I still enjoyed them. I dispersed my batter so I could get 12 muffins so I used less batter in each  muffin well. If you want to get taller, fuller muffins, you may not have enough batter for 12 muffins, so just know that in advance.

Addie was happy that I made something butterscotch for her and really enjoyed these muffins. They are best eaten the same day and will start to get a little stale the next day but can be kept in the refrigerator. We found that the flavors started to get jumbled after a day or so in the refrigerator so keep that in mind if you bake these.

One bowl butterscotch muffins

If you love butterscotch, then you will fall in love with these one bowl butterscotch muffins!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast, Muffins
Servings: 12
Author: Eva Bakes


  • 1 and 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour can substitute with all-purpose
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease or line a standard muffin pan and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Add in the egg, milk and applesauce and mix until a few dry streaks remain. Fold in the butterscotch chips.
  • Evenly distribute the batter into your prepared muffin pan, filling each well at least 3/4 full.
  • Bake in your preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the muffins to cool before serving.


Leftover muffins should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator and will keep for several days.
Source: Adapted from Hershey's Kitchens


  1. Ron Evans
    March 26, 2022 / 6:24 pm

    Made your butterscotch muffins today, taste great but had to dig them out of the liner with a spoon. They came out like cake, but good. Would silicone trays work better.

    • evabakes
      March 28, 2022 / 8:45 am

      Oh no – I’m sad that the muffins wouldn’t come out of the liner. I typically use silicone muffin pans and don’t grease or line them. And yes, this is one of those batters that is quite sticky so I think the silicone muffin pan will work better here.

  2. KB
    August 16, 2023 / 9:58 am

    Followed the recipe and used all purpose flour and whole milk. May have over mixed the batter or over baked because the muffins came out kind of gummy. The butterscotch chips also started to melt, neither of which affected the taste, which was great. Will have to try again sometime.

    • evabakes
      August 21, 2023 / 3:04 pm

      Hi KB – with muffins, the trick is never to over mix the batter. My butterscotch chips also melted, but that’s the way I like it. Glad the taste was good, even though yours came out a bit gummier than you hoped.

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