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    History of Buttermilk

    Originally buttermilk was made in the process of churning butter from cream. The leftover liquid is buttermilk. This was called traditional buttermilk. These days commercially available buttermilk which is also known as cultured buttermilk is made by fermenting dairy milk with bacterial culture. Back in those days this cultured buttermilk was called artificial buttermilk to denote that traditional buttermilk was natural buttermilk. These days even powdered buttermilk is available which can be mixed with water to get the liquid form.

    Yogurt is made by fermenting cow’s milk using yogurt cultures. The fermentation process converts the lactose into lactic acid and that gives it the tangy taste.

    Both buttermilk and yogurt come in low fat and non-fat varieties.

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    Health benefits of Buttermilk/Yogurt:

    Buttermilk supposedly helps in digestion, reduces acidity and believed to reduce blood pressure too. Yogurt is an excellent source of calcium, protein, riboflavin, vitamins B6 and B12.

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    How to use it Baking?

    Both buttermilk and yogurt are good egg substitutes especially while baking muffins, cakes and cupcakes. It gives the baked goods a nice airy and light texture. Buttermilk and yogurt can be used interchangeably in baking recipes. If you are not able to find buttermilk, dilute yogurt with few drops of water and use it instead. Another substitute would be mixing lemon juice/vinegar with milk (either dairy or non-dairy if vegan).

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    Substitute for Buttermilk

    Yes there is a substitute for buttermilk. If you have yogurt or sour cream at home you can dilute it by adding few drops of water and use it in place of buttermilk or mix some lemon juice/vinegar with milk (dairy or non-dairy).

How to replace Yogurt/Buttermilk for eggs?

YogurtBoth buttermilk and plain yogurt are good egg replacements, especially while baking muffins, cakes, and cupcakes. You can buy it in the refrigerator section of grocery aisles next to the milk.

1/4 cup of buttermilk or yogurt for each egg to be replaced. Vegan yogurt can be used as an egg replacement in vegan baking.

The baked goods will be lighter and not as dense as the ones with pureed fruit.

Yogurt/Buttermilk Recipes

Here is the full list of baking recipes that use Yogurt/Buttermilk as an egg substitute.

Gluten-Free and Egg Free Whole Grain Banana Brownies


(from 7 reviews)
Use any gluten-free flour you have in your pantry to make these decadent and delicious brownies at home.
Blueberry Yogurt Pops

Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie & Pops

A very easy and healthy recipe to prepare blueberry yogurt smoothie and ice pops.

Low-Fat Savory Scones


(from 1 review)
These colorful savory scones are low in fat and very easy to bake too.

Eggless Pineapple Sheet Cake


(from 3 reviews)
Looking for a simple yet flavorful and delicious cake recipe to feed a crowd? Then this eggless pineapple sheet cake is the recipe to try.

Vegan Blueberry Cornmeal Coffee Cake

Very light, not so sweet, vegan blueberry cornmeal coffee cake.

Brown Rice Bisi Bele Bath


(from 12 reviews)
A healthy spin on the traditional bisi bele bath using brown rice instead of white rice.

Just Like Starbucks Banana Bread!


(from 7 reviews)
The next time you are in a hurry to bake a banana bread with eggs or not, this just like starbucks banana bread with walnuts recipe is definitely worth the try.
Eggless Semolina Coconut Cake

Eggless Semolina Coconut Cake


(from 2 reviews)
Looking for a simple yet elegant cake recipe to bake quickly? Try this semolina coconut cake and top it up with your choice of frosting or glaze to suit the occasion and make it as fancy as possible.

Enjoy Life Foods Review and some Granola Muffins


(from 1 review)
An eggless and healthy muffin recipe using cinnamon flavored granola.
Chocolate Donuts

Eggless Baked Chocolate Donut (Video Recipe)


(from 5 reviews)
Ever wondered how to make donuts at home? Do you want to make donuts but not comfortable with handling yeasted dough? Baked donuts is the answer! Try this simple eggless baked chocolate donut recipe and be ready to receive lovely compliments from everyone.

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