In a pinch and need a substitute for buttermilk? This easy 2-ingredient, 5-minute recipe is the perfect vegan buttermilk substitute!
Let’s talk vegan buttermilk! From biscuits to pancakes and everything else in between, it’s the one thing a lot of people don’t keep on hand (who is keeping that regular pint of buttermilk on hand?!) but a lot of baking recipes call for.
Luckily, you can easily make your own vegan buttermilk substitute with minimal ingredients and only about 5 minutes.
How to Make Vegan Buttermilk
The great news is that making your own buttermilk substitute is SO EASY. The main thing to remember is this:
I cup non-dairy milk to 1 tablespoon acid (apple cider vinegar or lemon juice)
It’s that easy! Just use the 1:1 ratio and sub in this vegan buttermilk substitute for just about any recipe. Need only ½ cup of buttermilk? Use ½ cup of milk and ½ tablespoon of acid.
To make your vegan buttermilk, just combine the non-dairy milk and your lemon juice or apple cider vinegar and let sit for 3-5 minutes. This will ensure that the milk ‘curdles’ and is ready to be used in your recipe. Vegan buttermilk substitute doesn’t keep well, so I would recommend only making as much as you will need for the recipe.
Is buttermilk vegan?
No! But you can easily make your own vegan buttermilk with this recipe. Buttermilk is traditionally a form of milk that has a higher acid content so it gives baked goods a little bit of tart flavor and helps with the leavening.
What is vegan substitute for buttermilk?
Non-dairy milk and an acid! You can use any kind of non-dairy milk, but I’ve found almond milk works consistently the best. For acids, you can use either lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, but I wouldn’t sub in any other kind of acids.
How do you substitute non-dairy for buttermilk?
Just as you would any regular buttermilk! Non-dairy buttermilk substitute can be used in place of buttermilk in just about any recipe, cup for cup. There isn’t much of a difference between the two, so sub in the recipe as you would any regular buttermilk.
Can almond milk make buttermilk?
Absolutely! In fact, I recommend using almond milk over most other milks because it makes for the best vegan buttermilk. Cashew milk and soy milk would also work well.
Recipes using vegan buttermilk:Print
How to Make Vegan Buttermilk
- Category: Baking
- Method: N/A
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
In a pinch and need a substitute for buttermilk? This easy 2-ingredient, 5 minute recipe is the perfect vegan buttermilk substitute!
- 1 cup non-dairy milk
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
- Combine non-dairy milk and apple cider vinegar or lemon juice in a small bowl. Stir to combine and allow to sit for 2-3 minutes before using in the recipe.
- Vegan buttermilk does not hold well, so only make as much as you need!
Keywords: vegan buttermilk, buttermilk, buttermilk substitute, non dairy buttermilk
Eva @ Cooking Goals says
Delicious!! will have to try it out
Richard Tunner says
Thanks so much for this! I used soy milk as per your recipe and my scones came out perfect
Catarina Grangeon says
Oat milk doesn’t work for buttermilk! Have been waiting more than 20 minutes for the milk to thicken and nothing has happened! And it is unsweetened
Heart of a Baker says
Non-dairy milk doesn’t always thicken for buttermilk like dairy milk would. It still has the same effects of adding tartness to the milk. Hope this helps!