Dairy Free Buttermilk Replacement {Coconut Buttermilk}

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Need a healthy dairy free alternative to buttermilk? Coconut milk is the healthiest dairy free milk substitute you can use. It is rich in healthy saturated fats and boosts the immune system.

You can use homemade or canned coconut milk to make this  dairy free “buttermilk”. The acid from the vinegar or lemon juice reacts the same way cultured buttermilk acts in baked goods.

Dairy Free Buttermilk Replacement

1 cup homemade coconut milk or canned coconut milk
1 tablespoon raw vinegar or lemon juice
Mix coconut milk and vinegar together and allow to sit for five minutes. Store in refrigerator. Use within one week. 

What is your favorite butter milk recipe?

Mine is buttermilk pancakes!

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About the author: Tiffany is a real food mama who lives in Oregon. She is a stay at home mom of three coconut babies. She is passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, she uses coconut products in almost all her cooking. Subscribe to The Coconut Mama’s Newsletter for more articles like this one.

6 comments… add one

  • J November 15, 2012, 9:18 pm

    i love buttermilk pancakes. i will def try this mixture ~ thanks! :)

  • bird November 16, 2012, 4:30 am

    We need to be dairy free and I love coconut but my son is allergic to it. What could I use insead for this recipe

    • The Coconut Mama November 16, 2012, 9:55 am

      bird » You can use homemade almond milk in place of coconut milk.

  • Nancy November 17, 2012, 7:21 am

    Is that ACVinegar?

    • The Coconut Mama November 17, 2012, 7:58 am

      Nancy » You can use apple cider vinegar or lemon juice :)

  • Brandy November 10, 2013, 7:59 am

    Where are those cute milk bottles from?


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