Butterscotch Muffins Recipe
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Butterscotch Muffins Recipe

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Butterscotch pudding gives a distinctive flavor to these muffins topped with brown sugar and nuts. "My son made them for a 4-H competition and they won first-place purple ribbons," writes Jill Hazelton of Hamlet, Indiana.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant butterscotch pudding mix
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 284 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 352mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, pudding mixes, baking powder and salt. Combine the water, eggs, oil and vanilla; stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Combine the topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter.
  3. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Butterscotch Muffins in Quick Cooking January/February 2002, p21

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cheroliver 237733
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2015

"These have potential! I only put a half cup of sugar and they were still too sweet. The texture was really weird and the flavor too eggy. Why in the world does it call for 4 eggs? Next time it needs no added sugar and only 2 eggs and 1/4 of the flour changed to whole wheat. Maybe even skip the vanilla pudding mix and just use the butterscotch pudding. That is almost a completely new recipe though I guess!"

kindlefoster 34153
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014

"I was very disappointed in these. They are very dense and heavy. I was hoping for a lighter muffin. Not worth the calories."

carol1229 119035
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2014

"These are awesome! I'll cut back a little on the sugar next time since there's sugar in the pudding mixes, but the flavor of these is amazing. They're super easy too-the batter goes together in no time at all. The muffins will be heading to a church bake sale tomorrow-I'm sure they'll be a good seller."

rayeellen 204659
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2012

"Everyone knows I've just made these when they step into my house. They smell delicious and taste even better. Seriously DELISH!!!"

maefisher 52495
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

"One of favorite things to do when we have a garage sale is to make up a batch of these muffins to sell. My family members insist on each having one for themselves. They are always very popular. So yummy."

Jan2 34515
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2011

"Very good, very sweet. Not a healthy breakfast muffin, great for afternoon tea or whatever. I only got 13, (large ones), but would suggest that they be made as stated (18). Might even try the mini muffin pans next time. There will definitely be a next time! Jan."

angeleyes1213 82628
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2011

"I am mauishores sister who demanded this recipe. Made them for myself today. I have three older teenage boys and they have loved ever delicious bite!"

angeleyes1213 41671
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2011

"I am mauishores sister who demanded this recipe. Made them for myself today. I have three older teenage boys and they have loved ever delicious bite!"

mauishores 130368
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"If you like butterscotch, these things are spectacular! I've made these quite a few times and now my sisters have requested (demanded really) the recipe from me. We love them!"

dreamgirlut 75501
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2011

"I have been making these muffins for years. They are always a hit with my family. This is definitely a go to recipe for muffins."

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