Best ever buttermilk recipes

Our best ever buttermilk recipes show the versatility of buttermilk as an ingredient. It's the perfect addition to batters, salad dressings, cakes and scones

Buttermilk fried chicken

Soaking the chicken in buttermilk tenderises the meat and helps the crispy coating stick. A great DIY takeaway to make at home on the weekend.


Banana breakfast muffins

This recipe for banana breakfast muffins is so delicious that they feel like a treat, but they’re each under 200 calories. Make a batch now and you’ll have breakfast all week.

Brussels Waldorf

Kale is so 2015. This year it’s all about brussels, especially raw, shredded and deep-fried. Try them in this twist on a classic waldorf

Sweetcorn and jalapeño scones

These sweetcorn and jalapeño scones are really easy to make and ready in just 30 minutes. We love them slathered in butter as a snack, or on the side of a bowl of steaming soup.

Steak salad with chive buttermilk dressing

The best steak supper for two. Dispense with fries and try a quick homemade chive-buttermilk dressing with a healthy romaine lettuce and radish salad.

Buttermilk fried turkey

Buttermilk fried turkey is a great alternative to chicken. The buttermilk makes the batter really light and crisp

kale hush puppies with lemon aïoli

Hush puppies are little American savoury doughnuts in a polenta batter. A classic side dish for seafood, they are also great for parties. These vegetarian kale ones are eaten with an aioli dip.


Making your own scones is so easy with this quick and simple recipe. Make a batch to share with family and friends at the weekend. Jam first or cream is up to you.

Mini herb, green olive & buttermilk cornbreads

We love cornbread, and with this recipe for mini herb, green olive & buttermilk cornbreads we’ve made it even better. They’re really easy to make, are ready in under an hour but look really impressive.

Kale waldorf salad with buttermilk dressing

This kale waldorf salad with buttermilk dressing is a clever update on a classic and with a good amount of crunch and tangy dressing, it makes for a really useful side dish.

Buttermilk-fried squid and kimchi tacos

A new way with squid. Fried in crunchy breadcrumbs and served with lots of Korean spices, as well as kimchi, the traditional fermented vegetable side dish. Makes the best show-off dinner-party starter.

Buttermilk pancakes with sticky banana and Brazil nuts

These American-style buttermilk pancakes are the fluffiest you’ll ever taste. Topped with caramelised banana and Brazil nuts what more could you want?

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