Streuseled Pretzel and Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Muffins

 Streuseled Pretzel and Chocolate Chip Muffins are delicious
Looking for the perfect salty-sweet combo? These Streuseled Pretzel and Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Muffins are the best of both worlds with some tangy buttermilk thrown in for measure.
You will love them.

Does everyone still bring homemade muffins to the office on Friday or is the norm an obligatory box of donuts placed in the break room. I don't have anything against donuts but, I hope people are still bringing muffins. If they/you are...then you NEED to bring these. This Friday will work.

First of all you are going to the love the sweet and salty combo. You can't beat it. And because the pretzels in the muffin and the streusel are left somewhat intact, the texture is perfection.

Streuseled Pretzel and Chocolate Chip Muffins the pretzels
I used my food processor to grind the pretzels down. You want them partially intact otherwise your muffins will end up heavy and dry if you pulverize them all the way. You could probably do this with a mallet or rolling pin if you don't have a food processor.

Streuseled Pretzel and Chocolate Chip Muffins the batter
Use all the streusel and pile it high on top of the batter.

Streuseled Pretzel and Chocolate Chip Muffins are the best
Don't they look amazing? 

Streuseled Pretzel and Chocolate Chip Muffins are disappearing quick
They disappear quickly folks, make sure to save one or three for yourself.

Streuseled Pretzel and Chocolate Chip Muffins

Print Recipe

Streuseled Pretzel and Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Muffins

Recipe from: Inspired & Adapted from Cuisine at Home | Serves: 12



  • 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, melted


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup ground pretzels*
  • 1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup buttermilk (preferably not lowfat)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (slightly cooled)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • fleur de sel for garnish**


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with liners.
  • Make the streusel first by combining flour, sugar, ground pretzels, broken pretzels and cinnamon. Stir in melted butter, cover and place in the fridge to chill while you make the muffin batter.
  • For the muffins, combine flour, ground pretzels*, chocolate chips, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, sugar, eggs and oil until fully combined and sugar is dissolved. Add melted butter and vanilla and stir into flour mixture. Let batter rest two minutes before dividing into muffin cups.
  • Squeeze cold streusel between your fingers into clumps. Top muffins with streusel (okay to pile it high) and sprinkle with fleur de sel. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let muffins cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing.
  • *Pretzels should be ground until very small pieces remain, as per the picture. If they are ground too fine or completely pulverized your muffins could end up dry.
  • **The added fleur de sel is a nice touch to the pretzel muffin. You could leave it out. The muffins should not be topped with regular salt. While all salt is chemically the same, the size and shape of the grain makes a difference in recipes. Fleur de sel has larger, less dense flakes. This allows for a more perceptible texture, and a longer slower saltiness as it dissolves in the mouth, therefore changing the way it tastes in a recipe. Do not substitute.

Other Pretzel Recipes You Might Enjoy:

  1. Pepperoni Pretzel Balls
  2. Butterscotch Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies
  3. Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites
  4. Salted Caramel Pretzel Cupcakes
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7 Comments and 1 Reply

  1. I am loving the pretzel twist on these muffins!

  2. These are brilliant! You can’t can’t beat the salty-sweet combo of pretzels and chocolate.

  3. I already know that I’ll be dreaming of these tonight, wishing they’d be on my counter in the a.m.! LOVE THESE! Pinning to try :)

  4. Dee 5

    My kids are pretzel fiends, and they would love these muffins!

  5. I bet these are salty and sweet. My favorite combination.

  6. I absolutely love salty and sweet– it’s one of my favorites! Great recipe!

  7. Lauren 8

    Wow, just wow. Pretzel makes everything great.


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