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Digest Delicious Buttermilk Recipes You Should Try Today

Delicious Buttermilk Recipes You Should Try Today

Delicious Buttermilk Recipes You Should Try Today
By Ryanne Co
By Ryanne Co
June 19, 2020
Buttermilk makes everything better! Try these recipes to find out exactly what we mean.

What is buttermilk? Many know it as every restaurant's secret ingredient for fluffier pancakes, more flavourful chicken. But how does one make or get buttermilk? Traditionally, buttermilk is a byproduct of traditional butter-making, which involves churning. Although real buttermilk is relatively rare nowadays (most of what we know or buy in supermarkets has been cultured in labs), it remains a staple and star ingredient in many cuisines. Plus, it's great for health-conscious people as it's high in protein, calcium, potassium, and other nutrients

Below are a few of our favourite recipes that use buttermilk as an added ingredient that's guaranteed to level up your meals at home!

Buttermilk Onion Rings

These delicious buttermilk onion rings are going to be your next favourite pika. Enjoy the crunch and added flavour of buttermilk on a classic snack. 


  • Vegetable oil (for frying; about 3½ cups)
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large onion, sliced into rings

For full recipe, click here

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Buttermilk Onion Dip

Yes, buttermilk can be used for dips! Who knew? Try this extra creamy onion dip today. 


  • 1 shallot
  • 1 leek
  • 2 scallions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  •  Salt
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme, plus more for serving
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • Ground black pepper

For full recipe, click here

Coconut Waffles

Whats the secret ingredient to your breakfast? Ours is buttermilk. Try these delicious buttermilk waffles to get a great start to your day. 


  • 1½ cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ⅔ cup virgin coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Nonstick cooking oil spray
  • Unsalted butter and maple syrup (optional) 

For full recipe, click here. 

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Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a classic — but have you ever tried them with buttermilk? It will give your recipe a fuller flavour that's also richer and creamier. 


  • 4 pounds russet potatoes
  • Salt
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk
  • 1 pound (4 sticks) unsalted butter, diced
  • Freshly ground black pepper

For full recipe, click here

Carrot Cake Pancakes

This fun breakfast recipe will soon be your go-to once you try it. 


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons pure cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup packed finely grated peeled carrots
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest, optional
  • ¼ cup finely chopped toasted pecans or walnuts, optional, plus more for garnish
  • Cooking spray or melted butter

For full recipe, click here

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Buttermilk Fried Chicken

The love for fried chicken is universal. Level it up even more with a cup (or more!) of buttermilk for added flavour and crunch. 


  • 1 chicken, approximately 3 to 3 1/2 pounds, cut into 10 pieces (or use a mix of thighs and drumsticks)
  • 3 to 4 cups buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt, more as needed
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper, more as needed
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups peanut oil, lard or a neutral oil like canola, more as needed

For full recipe, click here


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