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Mimi’s Homemade Buttermilk Spice Muffins

by Christa on November 1, 2012

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Coco’s and Mimi’s… those were my grandparents two restaurants of choice. Oh and occasionally Marie’s (if there was a special on pies). I grew up going to these restaurants and yes… grew to love the food. Mainly the bread products- specifically their muffins!

During junior high I decided to go online and see if they had the recipe for the delicious Buttermilk Spice Muffins, and to my delight, they did! I’ve had the same batter splattered 4X6 card since that day, its come in quite handy.

Here they are: fluffy, spicy, and oh-so crumbly!

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Mimi’s Homemade Buttermilk Spice Muffins

makes 12 regular size muffins, or 6 jumbo muffins


Muffin Batter:

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter or 1/2 cup unsalted margarine
3 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
6 fluid ounces buttermilk
1 tablespoon buttermilk, additional

Muffin Topping:

1/2 cup sugar
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


1. Grease muffins tins with butter or olive oil spray, or line with foil baking cups.
2. Heat oven to 375°F.
3. In a mixing bowl, cream the sugar and butter together with an electric mixer.
4. When they are thoroughly mixed, add the eggs. Beat for 1 more minute.
5. Sift the flour, baking soda, nutmeg and cinnamon together into a separate bowl.
6. 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.
7. Make the muffin nut topping by combining all the topping ingredients together in a small bowl.
8. Fill each lined/sprayed muffin cup ¾ full of batter.
9. Add a full rounded tablespoon of the nut topping on top of the batter in each cup.
10. Bake immediately, or the topping will sink to the bottom of the muffins.
11. 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. (If you are using jumbo muffin tins, reduce the oven temperature by 25° and increase the baking time by 5 to 10 minutes). Enjoy!

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Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious November 1, 2012 at 8:45 pm

I grew up on coco’s and Mimi’s Cafe too! So glad I can recreate these crumbly muffins though – I loved gobbling these up every time I was there!


Sues November 2, 2012 at 11:14 am

Yum! Nothing like a little spice with you coffee in the morning 🙂


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