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How to Substitute for Buttermilk

Marybeth Feutz
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.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 1 cup



  • 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.
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