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4.5 from 2 votes

Buttermilk Spice Muffins (Mimi's Cafe Copycat)

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time23 mins
Total Time28 mins
Servings: 12 -14 muffins


  • Muffin Batter:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon buttermilk

Nut Topping:

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup walnuts finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg


  • Preheat oven to 350 and spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  • Using your stand mixer, add the sugar and butter. Mix together until light and fluffy. One by one add the eggs in and mix until incorporated.
  • In a small bowl, add the flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and whisk together.
  • With your stand mixer on a low speed and the flour mixture and buttermilk, starting and ending with the flour mixture.
  • Fill muffin tin 3/4 full and set aside while you make the topping.
  • In a small bowl add all the nut topping ingredients and sprinkle 1 heaping tablespoon onto each muffin cup of batter. Bake immediately, or the nut topping will start to sink in the batter.
  • Bake 18-23 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let stand for a few minutes, then break away from the pan with a spoon or a knife. Set muffins on a wire rack and let cool for a few minutes.
  • Serve warm with butter and Enjoy.