Homemade Dairy-Free Coconut Buttermilk is perfect to use in any recipe that calls for buttermilk. In fact, this buttermilk has a nice and tart flavor while adding acidity which helps baked goods become moist. Indeed, this can also be used as a dip for the chicken. As a matter of fact, if you soak the chicken into buttermilk it acts like a brine while also allowing any type of breading to adhere to the chicken.
Ever since I was a kid a popular way to make buttermilk was to add lemon juice to the milk. I like to use the thick part of canned coconut milk and add some of the coconut water to make it the consistency of buttermilk. I use coconut buttermilk in lots of my recipes. Make it the consistency that you like.
Homemade Dairy-Free Buttermilk:
Why use buttermilk? Homemade Dairy-Free Buttermilk is often used in vintage recipes for pancakes, waffles, fried chicken, and sometimes cakes. Buttermilk adds a slightly sour and tangy flavor while also creating acidity and making baking goods moist and tender. Buttermilk also can help any leavening agent you may use to add height and a more tender crumb.
In fact, many of us desire the flavors of our childhood. Hence, many of those flavors and recipes will often bring us back to our grandmother’s kitchens. Nonetheless, perhaps our grandmothers knew more about buttermilk than most of us do today. Of course, many of them probably lived on farms which meant not wasting anything as well as using the ingredients they had on hand.
Full fat unsweetened coconut milk gives this recipe tons of flavor. In fact, I often use homemade buttermilk in a variety of my recipes such as Grain-Free Chicken Strips.
Homemade Dairy-Free Coconut Buttermilk
- 1 cup of coconut milk
- 2 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
First and lastly, combine coconut milk and lemon juice and wait 10 minutes. Ta! Da! Buttermilk
Homemade Dairy-Free Buttermilk
- 1 cup canned unsweetened full fat coconut milk
- 2 1/2 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
- First and lastly, combine coconut milk and lemon juice and wait 10 minutes. Ta! Da! Buttermilk
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 0 g||0 %|
|Saturated Fat 0 g||1 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0 %|
|Sodium 3 mg||0 %|
|Potassium 16 mg||0 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 1 g||0 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0 g||0 %|
|Sugars 0 g|
|Protein 0 g||0 %|
|Vitamin A||1 %|
|Vitamin C||10 %|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
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