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Looking for a muffin recipe using buttermilk

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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, well...here'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.
        http://dailyunadventures.blogspot.com...

        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.