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Fall Inspired Buttermilk Recipes

Celebrate the changing seasons with crowd-pleasing comfort food. These fall-inspired buttermilk recipes use few ingredients and are quick and easy to make.

Fall Inspired Buttermilk Recipes

When the days shorten and the temperatures start dipping, we instinctively start craving comfort foods. Why does buttermilk and comfort food go hand-in-hand? Buttermilk is the perfect ingredient to add creaminess, richness, and substance to some of your favorite fall recipes. This humble ingredient turns a good recipe into a great soul food recipe!

1. Buttermilk recipe for pancakes

Fluffy pancakes with a dollop of farm butter and a generous drizzle of maple syrup. Who could say no to that?


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons castor sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence


  1. Sift the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Combine the wet ingredients in a measuring jug.
  3. Gradually pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mixing with a whisk.
  4. Heat a large non-stick pan to medium heat.
  5. Place a drop of oil on the pan. Spread it evenly across the pan’s surface.
  6. Drop spoonfuls of batter onto the pan. Allow the pancakes to cook until bubbles appear on the surface before flipping them over. Cook for a further 1-2 minutes on the other side.
  7. Remove the pancakes from the pan and keep them on a warmed plate while you cook the next batch.

Pro-tip: To ensure even-sized pancakes, use a quick-release ice-cream scoop to drop your pancake batter into the pan.

2. Buttermilk waffle recipe

This quintessential breakfast favorite is the perfect way to welcome the cooler months. Quick and easy, this traditional buttermilk waffle recipe is all you need to satisfy your waffle cravings.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup melted butter (plus another ¼ cup for greasing the waffle iron)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together.
  2. Mix the wet ingredients in another bowl.
  3. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and stir until there are no more clumps of dry flour.
  4. Cover the batter bowl with a clean kitchen towel and leave to rest for at least five minutes.
  5. Warm your waffle iron and spread a little melted butter over it to prevent the batter from sticking.
  6. Place 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup of batter in each grid. Cook the waffles according to your waffle iron's instructions.
  7. Place the cooked waffles on a baking tray in a 250 °F oven to stay warm and crisp up while you make the next batch of waffles.
  8. Serve warm from the oven with all your favorite waffle toppings!

Pro-tip: For extra Fall flavor, serve with baked apples and a sprinkling of cinnamon.

3. Buttermilk pie recipe

This crowd-pleasing, custardy-goodness dessert is a cinch to make!


  • 1 9-inch pastry crust
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence


  1. In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  2. Add the flour, salt, and eggs. Beat until smooth.
  3. Add the buttermilk, lemon juice, and vanilla. Mix well.
  4. Pour the mixture into your pie crust.
  5. Bake in an oven preheated to 350 °F for 50-55 minutes.
  6. The buttermilk pie is cooked when it is mostly set. It will set a little more while it cools.

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If you are in a hurry to tuck into some of these recipes with buttermilk but don’t have buttermilk, try this DIY buttermilk recipe. We also have these 13 baking hacks to turn you into a baking pro!

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