Buttermilk is mainly used in dessert recipes like pie or biscuits but it isn’t exactly a keto-friendly ingredient. However, by lowering the amount of buttermilk and adding extra ingredients, you can have a low-carb dessert suitable for keto-dieters. You may not get a precise taste of a traditional buttermilk snack but it’s surprisingly delicious.
10 suggested low-carbohydrate buttermilk recipes for keto-dieters
Maintaining a ketogenic lifestyle can be sometimes challenging because of the numerous restricted foods. However, you can still lose weight while enjoying your favorite desserts if you know what to do.
Listed below are the low-carbohydrate versions of some of the popular buttermilk recipes. It’s specially modified to suit the needs of individuals on a ketogenic diet:
1. Keto buttermilk bread
This particular low-carbohydrate bread is pleasantly delicious with a great tasting crust. You can fill them with any low-carb spreads or keto-friendly meat products. The good news is that it also has a lengthy shelf life. In which you can store them and eat them as soon as you start having cravings. However, when you placed them in the refrigerator, make sure that you slice them so you can easily warm them when you take them out.
2. Bundt (pound) cake with lemon glaze
This particular pound cake contains low-amounts of carbohydrates which include coconut flour, cream cheese, and almond flour. It’s topped with almonds and sugar-free lemon glaze.
Bundt cakes are one of today’s popular cakes—easy to make and delightfully delicious. A slice of Bundt is the perfect dessert after meals and partnered with a cup of tea.
3. Fluffy buttermilk pancakes
You’ll definitely love these pancakes and who could resist its pleasant smell, rich texture, and delightful taste. It’s a perfect breakfast meal alongside your coffee which guarantees to boost your energy until lunch.
One of its ingredients also includes sugar-free maple syrup which will definitely satisfy your cravings for sweet desserts.
It’s an excellent recipe not only for keto-dieters but also for those on a gluten-free diet or other low-carbohydrate diets.
4. Blueberry ice cream with buttermilk
If you happen to taste both blueberry ice cream and blueberry pie, you may immediately notice the similarities except that the ice cream version has no crust. It’s an excellent in-between snack or after meal desserts for individuals undergoing a ketogenic diet. Not only this version of blueberry ice cream is low on carbohydrates but it’s also gluten-free.
Usually, the recipe begins by preparing the puree of the blueberry. However, this process doesn’t last that long and you’ll even get extra scoops of ice creams if you double the recipe. It also has a very long shelf life which can last for weeks in your refrigerator.
If it becomes too hard after several weeks, just placed it on top of the microwave to warm it up then let it cool down for a few minutes before consuming.
You can also substitute buttermilk with almond milk or whole milk.
5. Keto buttermilk biscuits
It’s a Southern-style biscuit with a buttery, rich taste, melts-in-your-mouth, pleasant smelling, and flaky. And yes, this is a low-carbohydrate snack that’s suitable for individuals on a ketogenic diet. It only uses a half cup of buttermilk for 14 to 15 pieces of biscuits. Also, instead of the traditional white flour, almond flour is used to make it more keto-friendly.
Even though the snacks’ ingredients are modified to make it a low-carbohydrate dessert, the taste is convincingly close to the original recipe.
It only provides 0.5 grams per biscuit. Though the snack takes 45 minutes to bake, it’s still easy to prepare and you can enjoy these delightful biscuits with your family in just a few minutes.
6. Sugar-free strawberry ice cream with buttermilk
It a low-carbohydrate strawberry ice cream with a pleasant blend of acidic bite, deep flavor, and tart.
Adding buttermilk to this ice cream balances the strawberry’s sweetness and may remind you of a strawberry flavored yogurt. Ingredients in it also include small amounts of balsamic vinegar which makes the taste extra tangy.
7. Buttermilk and lemon popsicles
It’s perfect after meals or in-between snack especially if you’re too close to your carbohydrate limit. It’s a low-calorie snack with only a total of 60 grams per serving.
It’s also an excellent snack during the heat of summer periods. They are easy to eat, moderately sweet, and flavorful.
8. Keto buttermilk ranch dressing
This buttermilk ranch dressing will surely taste great on your other keto prepared dishes. It’s delicious and has a tangy taste to it because of the herbs and vinegar. A tasty dressing on your salads or as dips for your fresh vegetables.
It’s also a low-carbohydrate dressing with only 4 grams of carbs per serving or 2 tablespoons. It’s also easy to prepare which takes only 5 minutes.
9. Blackberry custard pie with buttermilk
Another easy dessert to make and which you can prepare within a few minutes. Before anything else, you’ll have to prepare the pre-baked crust first. After preparing the crust, the process continues without the necessity of baking.
It’s a traditional Southern dessert in the US. However, it has a reputation of having high amounts of calories which can be unsuitable for keto-dieters. The low-calorie version of the blackberry custard pie is a low-carbohydrate and sugar-free dessert. In which you can enjoy it after taking your meals or as snacks during a cloudy afternoon.
Also, the addition of almond flour in preparing for the crust adds extra flavor and nutrition to it.
10. Keto buttermilk waffles
Buttermilk waffles are low on carbohydrates and free of grains and dairy products. This makes it an excellent option for those on a gluten-free diet and paleo diet. It only contains small amounts of buttermilk and each serving provides only 2.5 grams of carbohydrates. It also has a long shelf life which you can store in your refrigerator and unfreeze whenever you start to feel hungry.
It’s easy to make and takes only a few minutes to prepare. Aside from the buttermilk, the main ingredients also include coconut flour and eggs. However, you’ll need a ceramic waffle iron to make this but the outcome is rewarding—a rich flavor that’s sure to complete your morning.