Vegan Buttermilk For All Your Baking Needs

Mar 15, 2023| By JOI team


Mar 15, 2023| By JOI team

Vegan Buttermilk For All Your Baking Needs

Almond-Base | Baking | Buttermilk | Cashew-Base | Creamer-Base | Dairy-Free | Keto | Oat-Powder | Recipe | Sugar-Free | Vegan | Vegetarian | 

This vegan buttermilk is super easy to make and will come in handy for pancakes, fried green tomatoes or any recipe that calls for buttermilk. It's also packed with nutrients and gut-friendly. Win-win! 

Why Make Your Own Buttermilk?

Have you ever come across a recipe that calls for buttermilk but you didn't have it on hand? Or have you ever hesitated to buy a carton of buttermilk from the store because you only needed a small amount for your recipe?

If so, then making homemade buttermilk with JOI might just be the solution you've been looking for.  Plus, it could not be easier or faster to make.

What is Buttermilk and Why is it Often Used in Baking?

Buttermilk is a tangy, slightly acidic milk product that is made by fermenting milk with lactic acid bacteria. It has a thick, creamy texture and a distinctively sour taste.

Because of its acidity, buttermilk is often used as a natural leavening agent in baking recipes, especially those that call for baking soda. When combined with baking soda, buttermilk reacts to create carbon dioxide gas bubbles.  Those bubbles help the baked goods rise and become light and fluffy.

Buttermilk is also used to add flavor and moisture to cakes, biscuits, pancakes, and other baked goods.

Why it's Easy and Convenient to Make Buttermilk at Home

Making buttermilk at home is incredibly easy and convenient, especially if you use JOI almond or cashew concentrate as your milk base.

All you need is milk - JOI milk in this case - and a splash of vinegar.  Simply stir the ingredients together and let them sit for a few minutes to curdle. Voila!  You now have fresh, homemade buttermilk ready to use in all your favorite recipes. How easy is that?!

Because JOI is always on your pantry shelf (or in a pitcher of milk in your fridge), you never have to worry about NOT having that last ingredient (yeah, Buttermilk, we're talking to you!) needed to make your favorite recipe (pancakes, duh).

Why Make Buttermilk with JOI?

Milk made with JOI concentrates contain no gums, fillers, or added sugars or oils.  Check the label on those cartons of milk at the store.  Do their nutrition labels read as "clean" as JOI?  Probably not.

Enter the transitive property.  Unlike some store-bought buttermilk that contains added thickeners and stabilizers, homemade buttermilk made with JOI is free of any unnecessary ingredients.

Plus, JOI is better for the environment than traditional dairy milk or cartoned plant milks. Using a concentrate means you reduce your packaging waste and improve your carbon footprint.

Homemade Buttermilk with JOI:  The Bottom Line

Making homemade buttermilk with JOI is a quick and easy way to add:

tangy flavor

moisture &


to your baked goods....without having to buy a whole carton of buttermilk.

Plus, with JOI, you can rest assured that your buttermilk is made with clean, natural ingredients that are better for your health and the environment. Try making buttermilk with JOI in your next baking adventure and taste the difference for yourself!

Here's the Recipe:


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  • Will this work with the oat milk powder?


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