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Jul 30, 2007 04:11 PM

Looking for a muffin recipe using buttermilk

I've been using Cook's Illustrated recipe with sour cream as my muffin base. I have a hankering for muffins but no sour cream, only buttermilk. So fellow chowhounders, I'm in search of a delicious muffin recipe that uses buttermilk. Thanks for your help!

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  1. You can substitute buttermilk for sour cream, and vis versa, in most recipies. Might be a little less rich, is all. Use the same amount.

    1. if you plug in Cafe Fanny Millet Muffins on Chowhound or possibly even on Google, you'll get a great recipe from the cafe in Berkeley. There are three versions on Chowhound, for something like 3 dozen, 1.5 dozen, or for 9 muffins. I've only used the small one, but I've been making them for a year or so and they are good, light, but with a slight crunch from the millet, and not too sweet, but sweet enough to satisfy that kind of craving. Highly recommend them. My daughter's favorite muffin.

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      1. re: lacerise

        For some reason, I cannot reply to OP..oh,'s a very nice recipe from Jane Brody that I will paraphrase...I think that you will enjoy these--have made them a million times over the years:

        Raisin Muffins--makes 12 muffins

        1 cup buttermilk
        1 cup oats
        1/2 cup raisins
        1/2 cup whole wheat flour
        1/2 cup all purpose flour
        1 teaspoons baking powder
        1/2 teaspoon baking soda
        1/4 teaspoon salt
        3 Tablespoons wheat germ
        1/3 cup butter, softened
        1/2 cup brown sugar
        1 Tablespoon honey
        1 large egg

        Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

        In a bowl, mix first 3 ingredients and let stand for 20 minutes.

        In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and wheat germ.

        IN a large bowl, beat butter & sugar together til light. Beat in honey and egg.

        Alternately, add oat mixture and flour mixture to the egg mixture. Spoon into muffin
        cups and bake for 25 minutes.

      2. I just made a set of oatmeal blueberry muffins that i am currently addicted too. I used milk +vinegar but the original recipe called for buttermilk.

        1. Thank you for the recipes, all three look great. I'll also try subbing buttermilk for sour cream in my regular recipe. Thanks again!

          1. don't have the recipe w/me at work (duh!), but I originally found it online so suspect you can, too. it's Cafe Fanny's Millet Muffins and they are soooooooo good. I make a lot of muffins and these are really some of the best and most simple to make.