Mimi's Cafe Buttermilk Spice Muffins

Recipe by Millereg
READY IN: 55mins




  • Heat oven to 375°F.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream the sugar and butter together with an electric mixer.
  • When they are thoroughly mixed, add the eggs and beat for 1 more minute.
  • Sift the flour into a separate bowl, together with the baking soda, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  • Add the flour and buttermilk to the first mixture, and mix at low speed until smooth.
  • To avoid lumps in the batter, add the wet and dry ingredients alternately, in small amounts.
  • Make the nut topping by combining all the Nut Topping ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Grease muffin tins with additional butter or margarine, or use paper or foil baking cups.
  • Fill each cup ¾ full of batter.
  • Add a full rounded tablespoon of the nut topping on top of the batter in each cup.
  • Bake immediately, or the topping will sink to the bottom of the muffins, and then you will be mad at yourself – and we don’t want that to happen, do we?.
  • Bake at 375°F for 20 to 25 minutes until the muffins are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out dry.
  • (Home ovens’ heat differently from Mimi’s commercial ovens, and so you may need to adjust the temperature and/or the baking time accordingly).
  • This recipe yields 12 standard-size muffins, or 6 Jumbo-size muffins.
  • If you are using jumbo muffin tins, reduce the oven temperature by 25° and increase the baking time by 5 to 10 minutes.