October 16, 2012

Light and Fluffy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops

Remember my walk down memory lane when I made these Chai Cupcakes?  Well, it helped me remember that while I was in Seattle I purchased a muffin top pan.  I only used it once or twice before it got pushed to the back of my cabinet and I totally forgot about it.  

I felt like being lazy, yet I wanted something different.  So, instead of the same old pumpkin muffin, I created a muffin top.  Pumpkin Muffins or Bread usually turn out more on the heavy and dense side, but not these muffins.

They turned out extremely light and fluffy and I even impressed myself with how delicious they are.  I made some with butterscotch chips, some with mini chocolate chips and some with a mixture of both.  I loved the butterscotch flavor mixed with the pumpkin and wished I would have made more that way.  These muffins are awesome the first day and the 2nd day, but I would try to eat them up by the 3rd day.
Light and Fluffy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip 
Muffin Tops
From: Jenn@eatcakefordinner
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)

1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 c. canned pumpkin puree
1/4 c. buttermilk
2 c. wheat pastry flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
chocolate chips or butterscotch chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream together butter and sugar.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.  Add the pumpkin and buttermilk and mix well.  In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and add to wet ingredients.  Mix until just combined.  Do not overmix.  Spoon batter into a lightly greased muffin-top pan.  Press chocolate chips or butterscotch chips into the top of each muffin, as many as you like.  Bake for 14-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Yield: 18-20 muffin tops.  

Jenn's Notes: If you do not have a muffin top pan, I would recommend baking these in a mini-muffin tin (bake 10-12 minutes).  Since they are extremely light and fluffy, they might be too hard to eat as a regular-size muffin.  I purchased my wheat pastry flour in the bulk section at Winco.    


  1. These are adorable! I just want to eat them up...!

  2. I like muffin tops the best. Probably because I have one on myself, lol! Pumpkin and chocolate chip, yummy!

  3. They sound delicious! Butterscotch and pumpkin would be wonderful together! I have this pan too and I love it! I make giant cookies in it and it's perfect!

  4. Really, does anyone eat the whole muffin??? I love muffin tops! I totally forgot about my pan until this post! I think it needs to be dusted off because I AM making these!

  5. Awwwmazing!!!! Love these.