Super Simple Vegan Buttermilk

If you’re an avid baker or chef, chances are you have come across recipes calling for buttermilk.  And if you’re coincidentally a vegan (or if you’re cooking for someone who leads a vegan lifestyle), this line in the list of ingredients may stump you.  It seems like you’re destined to never try the recipe.  After all, vegan buttermilk sounds like the ultimate oxymoron.  Farewell, biscuits, pancakes, or whatever it is that you thought looks absolutely delicious (thanks, awesome blogger photos!).

Have no fear:  you can still make it vegan!  Believe it or not, buttermilk one of the easiest things to veganise!

Super Simple Vegan Buttermilk

Vegan buttermilk:  all the fun of buttermilk with none of the guilt!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 tbsp vinegar


  1. In a medium-large bowl, whisk milk and vinegar.  

  2. Allow mixture to sit for 5--10 minutes before use.  

That’s it!  What’s easier than two-step preparation?

How does this sorcery work?

I was blown away and oh-so-curious, too. The vinegar curdles the milk ever-so-slightly, thickening it.  By mixing together, even the flavour is can’t-believe-it’s-not-buttermilk! No magic spells required.

Now, go make some easy vegan pancakes or whatever you’ve been avoiding because the recipe calls for buttermilk.  You’ve finally found a way to veganise your favourite buttermilk recipe!  The world is your (vegan) oyster!

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