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How to Substitute for Buttermilk

Have you ever cooked a recipe that calls for buttermilk? What do you do if you don't have any? Check out this easy trick to substitute for buttermilk.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time8 mins
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Marybeth Feutz



  • Place 1 Tablespoon lemon juice in a glass measuring cup.
  • Fill the cup up to the 1-cup mark with whole milk. Stir well.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Use as you would use buttermilk. Discard any leftovers


Recipe doubles easily.