What to Make with Leftover Buttermilk
What to Make with Leftover Buttermilk – breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, and dessert recipe ideas to use up that leftover buttermilk!
I have recently become obsessed with making homemade ranch. It’s so good on my favorite house salad. But I always end up with lots of leftover buttermilk every time I make it. So I have compiled this list of all my favorite recipes to use it up. That way we never have to let the half gallon go to waste again!
Here are 25 Recipes Using Buttermilk…
Lemon Pancakes with Homemade Buttermilk Syrup
This recipe uses 3 cups of buttermilk in total! You can also just make the buttermilk syrup and serve it on any pancake. It’s life changing!
Melt in Your Mouth Buttermilk Pancakes
Make & freeze these for an easy prepped breakfast. Freeze them on cookie sheets and then reheat in the toaster for an easy breakfast!
Banana Bread Pancakes
You could prep these ahead too and freeze for an easy breakfast for kids during the week!
Hot Cocoa Pancakes
If maple syrup and buttermilk syrup isn’t your thing… this chocolate syrup is an awesome change up!
Miso Buttermilk Biscuits
This recipe is from Claire Saffitz’s Cookbook “Dessert Person”! Her recipes are over the top but always perfection.
Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake
A family favorite! You could also add the juice and zest from a lemon for some extra flavor.
Glazed Old Fashioned Buttermilk Doughnut Bundt Cake
This tastes just like one of those old fashioned donuts in mega form!
Farmhouse Buttermilk Cake
An old fashioned moist buttermilk cake on the bottom with a pecan crumble on top.
Grilled Buttermilk Chicken
Buttermilk is great for brining a whole chicken, turkey, boneless chicken breasts or tenders! It makes the meat so moist.
Samrin Nosrat’s Buttermilk-Marinated Roast Chicken
Or try this three ingredient buttermilk marinade for roasting a chicken from the Salt Fat Acid Heat Cookbook!
Ina Garten’s Mustard-Roasted Chicken
Buttermilk also works great as a base for a crispy coating. This mustard chicken gets baked in the oven!
Perfect Fried Chicken Sandwich
Or make a fried chicken sandwich! This homemade fried chicken sandwich is absolute incredible.
The perfect side to go with those fried chicken sandwiches!
Rocky Road Cookies
A thick chocolate cookie with chocolate buttercream frosting and marshmallows on top!
Texas Sheet Cake
One of the easiest and most delicious desserts to bring to a party, family dinner, or super club. Bonus: you can make it in advance!
Classic Coca-Cola Cake
This is almost like Texas Sheet Cake, except it’s baked in a 9×13-inch pan instead of a sheet pan and it’s sweeter from the Coca-Cola!
Red Velvet Cake
The buttermilk in cake reacts with the baking soda to create a soft, tender crumb. It creates the best cakes ever!
This is one of the best cakes ever! And you can freeze any leftovers you have and defrost it.
Old Fashioned Strawberry Cake
This cake almost tastes like an old-fashioned strawberry donut! It’s by Alison Roman on the New York Times.
You can freeze buttermilk too!
You can freeze buttermilk and defrost for future use if you don’t want to make something else with it! I would freeze them in one cup portions in ziploc plastic bags. Then defrost as needed. I like to shake the buttermilk in the bag a little before using.
Here is an article on how to freeze buttermilk if you want more details on freezing!
If you don’t have buttermilk, but want to make these recipes… here is how to make buttermilk:
1 Tablespoon white vinegar (or lemon juice) + enough milk to measure 1 cup = 1 cup of buttermilk
Then let the buttermilk sit for a few minutes.
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