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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.

Cake Mix Waffles

Funfetti Cake Mix Waffles

Are you in a crunch for time to make something special yet quickly which will not take hours together in the kitchen? Then this eggless cake mix waffles recipe could be the solution to your problem. It's effortless to make, and you can dress it up beautifully to make it look all fancy and entertaining.
Sweet Potato Cornbread

Simple Sweet Potato Cornbread

Mildly sweet, this sweet potato cornbread will be the perfect accompaniment for a hot bean chili on a cold fall or winter evening! Easy to bake and this can be made with sweet potato puree as well if you have leftovers after Thanksgiving!
Chocolate Chip Yogurt Cookies

Chocolate Chip Yogurt Cookies

Want to make soft and chewy eggless chocolate chip yogurt cookies? Then try this recipe using yogurt as an egg substitute.
Eggless Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Eggless Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Making this eggless red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting is very easy because it starts with a store-bought cake mix but tastes like it was made from scratch. The combination of tofu and yogurt as egg substitute works like a charm making the cake very soft and moist.
Banana Bread Waffles

Banana Bread Waffles

In the mood for a nice thick slice of banana bread? Make these yummy banana bread waffles in a jiffy and it's perfect for breakfast, lunch or as an after-school snack. Add chocolate chips to make it even more fun.

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