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Buttermilk Bread baked fresh in your kitchen with this easy recipe! Buttermilk Bread is soft and has incredible flavor. Simple bread recipe that everyone loves. 
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time2 hrs 25 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buttermilk Bread
Servings: 12 slices ( 1 loaf)
Calories: 177kcal


  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk*
  • 2 TBSP melted butter
  • 2 TBSP sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose or bread flour
  • 1 TBSP yeast


  • Combine buttermilk, butter, and sugar in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients, including yeast. Whisk dry ingredients together to combine, then add to buttermilk mixture in the mixing bowl. (I use a Kitchenaid Mixer.) Mix ingredients until well combined. I like about a quarter sized amount of dough to be sticking on the very bottom. If your dough looks a bit dry, add in another splash of buttermilk. Once you've achieved a good consistency, mix the dough on low for about 6-7 minutes. (Or knead by hand about 10 minutes.) Proper kneading is critical to great textured homemade bread!
  • Once dough is done kneading, cover and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour; until dough has doubled in size.
  • Punch dough down and knead several times. Shape dough (I like to roll mine, then tuck the ends under) and place in a greased bread loaf pan. Place dough back in the warm spot and let it rise for another 30-45 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake dough for about 30-35 minutes- until top is golden brown. Let cool and slice.
  • *You can substitute regular milk + lemon juice for buttermilk, but you won't quite get the full texture and flavor of this bread. So add buttermilk to the grocery list; you'll love it!


Yes you can make this recipe in a bread machine! No changes needed either. Add the ingredients to your bread machine pan in the order listed above. Before you add in the yeast, make a small well in the flour and place it there. I used the "Basic White Bread" setting with a light crust. 


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 243mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 108IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg