Pretzel Muffins with Chocolate Chips

5 from 1 vote

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A bunch of pretzels muffins with milk.
The school season has started all across the land.  Practices for any reason imaginable have been going on now for quite a few weeks.  Football, soccer, band, forensics and the list seems to never end as the academic year progresses.  The task of fueling these future doctors and dentists is ongoing as well.  Fortunately for us, if it is edible, it is eaten among our guys.  It seems this phenomena holds true with high school soccer teams as well.  A discarded doughnut box full of these muffins went to practice with our oldest, one day last week.  It was returned with not even a crumb.

Muffin liners with pretzels and chocolate chips.
At our cottage we have a designated “snack” cupboard.  It’s the entire compartment of a ancient but beautiful maple buffet.  Thee are a few things you can always find in there:  The fixings for s’mores, chips, crackers, chips, trail mixes, chips, and almost always – pretzels.

pretzels in a food processer
I feel fortunate that our boys are not overly picky eaters.  Let me qualify that sentiment.  They are significantly less reluctant to try something with the words chocolate chips in them.  Call them a bunch of chips of the ole’ blocks.

a plate of pretzel chocolate chip muffinsYou will notice the doily in the above photo.  Clearly, you would not associate such a serving accessory with a bunch boys.  Once again I have to point something out – if there were chocolate chips, pretzels and streusel-laden muffins atop the doily, I feel certain beyond all doubt they did not notice the frilly photo prop.

muffins in a muffin tray

muffins on a stand

pretzel muffins stacked on top of each otherThese were as yummy tasting as they appear here.  Not only that,  there are no curve balls in this formula, just every day items that you probably have sitting in your pantry or your snack cupboard this very moment.  Most important, what kid – big or small doesn’t like a treat with the words chocolate chips in it?  For the record, I still consider myself a kid.

A close up of pretzel muffins.

Pretzel Muffins with Chocolate Chips

5 from 1 vote
adapted from Cuisine at home
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 18 minutes
Total: 33 minutes
Yield: 12 servings


  • for the streusel
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup ground pretzels
  • 1/4 cup broken pretzels
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • for the muffins
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup ground pretzels
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Kosher salt


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Line a 12-cup muffin pan with liners and coat with nonstick spray.
  • for the streusel
  • Combine all ingredients for streusel as listed above, cover and chill
  • for the muffins
  • Whisk together flour, pretzel, chocolate chips, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  • In separate bowl, combine milk and sugar and stir until sugar dissolves.
  • Add eggs, oil, butter, and vanilla to milk mixture and stir thoroughly.
  • Stir the two mixtures together and allow the batter to sit 2 minutes.
  • Divide evenly among muffin cups.
  • to assemble
  • Squeeze streusel into clumps.
  • Top muffins with streusel and sprinkle with kosher salt.
  • Bake muffins about 18 minutes, until a a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean.
  • Allow muffins to cool in pans 10 minutes.


Calories: 395kcal, Carbohydrates: 46g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 55mg, Sodium: 165mg, Potassium: 283mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 372IU, Calcium: 86mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Dan & Scott split their time between Wisconsin and Southwest Florida and are dads to six boys. Good food runs through their veins, and they love showing others how to cook easy recipes.

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