I was never a big muffin person… until now:

Have you ever been to Mimi’s Cafe? Well they serve the most amazing, fresh, hot muffins with every brunch item you order! I always (and I mean ALWAYS) opt for the spiced buttermilk variety.


So I decided to scour the internet to find a copycat recipe.

Turns out I didn’t have to look that hard… Mimi’s actually posted the recipe on their website. hah I decided to change things up a bit, though (because that’s how I roll). I’m not a big nutmeg fan, so i subbed out allspice and added WAY more of the spice mixture than the recipe called for – because let’s face it, if a muffin is called a “Spiced Muffin” it should have some serious spiced flavor to it, right?!

The result was… LEGEN {Wait. for. it.} DARY!

Sorry… i’ve seen a few too “How I met your Mother” episodes on Netflix…

But seriously. Best. Muffin. EVER.

Make these ASAP! You won’t be sorry!

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Spiced Buttermilk Muffins

Yield: 15-16 muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20-25 minutes

Total Time: 35-40 minutes

The most moist 7 delicious spiced muffins!


For the Muffins:
1 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
3 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons allspice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon buttermilk

For the Streusel Topping:
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice


For the Streusel Topping:
Combine ingredients in a small bowl and set aside until ready to use.

For the Muffins:

Preheat oven to 375°. Prepare muffin tins with muffin papers or parchment paper.

In a medium mixing bowl (or bowl of a stand mixer) cream together the sugar and butter until thoroughly mixed. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until combined.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, allspice, and cinnamon. Slowly add the flour and the buttermilk to the sugar/butter mixture (alternating wet with dry) and mix at low speed until smooth and combined well.

Fill each of the prepared muffin tins about 3/4 full with the batter. Add a rounded tablespoon of the streusel topping on top of each muffin cup of batter. Bake immediately so the topping doesn't sink to the bottom of the muffin.

Bake for 20-28 minutes, until golden brown and when a toothpick is inserted into the middle of the muffin it comes out clean. (Oven temps vary, so check the muffins after 20 minutes).

Serve hot!

Adapted from: Mimi's Cafe