You know how it is. You bought ingredients for a recipe and now you're stuck with half a carton of leftover buttermilk.
What to do, what to do?
Here are some of my favorite ways to use it up!
🍞 Yeast breads
This light and fluffy sandwich bread is a reader favorite here on Restless Chipotle.
It rises high and the texture is so soft your Wonder Bread lovers will swoon.
Soft white bread with a sweet swirl in each slice! You can add raisins if your family likes them - mine does not.
Cracked wheat bread
This is the whole grain version of the popular buttermilk white bread. Slightly sweet and chewy - it makes amazing toast!
Whole wheat dinner rolls
Easy, soft, dinner rolls that are full of country flavor. Whole wheat and honey make these special.
Not only are these buttermilk dinner rolls light and fluffy but I'll show you how to make them into homemade brown-n-serve rolls!
🥞 Quick breads
No sugar here! Basic southern cornbread is perfect with soups, chili, and crumbled up in a cold glass of buttermilk!
Light, fluffy waffles are perfect for lazy weekends or to slide under your chicken for chicken and waffles. It's a great way to use up that leftover buttermilk.
Sweet, but not too sweet - this easy banana bread is bound to bring up some wonderful memories for you.
Hot, steaming, and dripping butter! Southern biscuits are perfect for any meal. These are light and flaky with about a zillion buttery layers.
Plump, sweet blueberries in a lightly sweetened muffin is probably one of my favorite breakfasts! A splash of buttermilk gives them a little extra oomph.
Irish soda bread
Classic Irish soda bread has a crusty exterior and a buttery, tender interior. Great for St. Patrick's Day or ANY day.
Popovers deserve a comeback! They're light and crispy with hollow centers that are perfect for holding everything from honey to gravy.
This basic buttermilk pound cake is anything but plain! The delicate flavor is the perfect backdrop for almost any seasonal fruit.
The buttermilk in this recipe keeps it moist and delicious as well as giving it a slight tang that will have you making it again and again.
Vanilla layer cake
Three layers of moist vanilla cake with whipped chocolate buttercream between each one makes this dessert extra special.
Red velvet hot fudge sauce
The ultimate hot fudge sauce! Decadently rich and creamy with all the flavor (and color) of your favorite red velvet cake.
Texas sheet cake
Thin and rich - isn't that what we all aspire to? This fudgy Texas sheet cake is a tooth-achingly sweet combination of cake and candy.
🍗 Savory recipes
This recipe starts with chicken breast marinated in buttermilk to keep it extra tender and juicy.
Here's another recipes that helps you use up leftover buttermilk by marinating chicken in it. It makes a huge difference in flavor!
Copycat KFC slaw
Buttermilk brings the creaminess and tanginess to this easy side dish. Personally I think this cole slaw is better than the KFC original.
💭 Things to know
- You can freeze it for up to 3 months. After that the texture will get weird.
- Substitute buttermilk for half of the milk in mashed potatoes.
- Marinating in buttermilk will take the fishy taste out of fish and the gamey taste out of game. 30 minutes to an hour should be plenty unless it's a huge roast.
- Use it to add tangy flavor to smoothies.
You'll find more recipes that will help you use up those leftovers in the buttermilk recipes category. Instead of searching through all of the recipes here on Restless Chipotle you'll be able to see them all in one place!
You can make fried onion rings, fried chicken. Almost anything you can make with milk. A cake mix is moister if you use buttermilk instead of water or regular milk. Just my 2 cents.