I always end up dumping expired buttermilk. A lot of it. I buy it for a recipe, use half a cup, and then forget it exists. This time I decided to use the leftovers to make Buttermilk Bran Muffins from a recipe printed on the side of the carton.
Protip: Don’t be like me. Don’t buy buttermilk. You can easily make your own.
1. Place a tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup.
2. Add enough milk to bring the liquid up to the one-cup line.
3. Let stand for five minutes. Then, use as much as your recipe calls for.
A lot of muffins taste like dense little cakes. That wasn’t the case with these muffins. They were fluffy, flavourful, and tasted “like breakfast!”
Rating: When I’m a mom pretending to be a 1950’s housewife, I’m going to make these for my babies.