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Buttermilk Vegan Mashed Potatoes

Buttermilk Vegan Mashed Potatoes1
Client:Brandi Doming


Brandi is the creator of the blog The Vegan 8. She has been a passionate cook for years, but it was her husband’s painful disease with gout that led her to choose a vegan lifestyle. She chose a healthier way of eating for her family that ignited a passion to create unique and delicious recipes that also happen to be vegan, gluten-free and oil-free. Her blog has become very popular, as it focuses on 8 ingredients or less, so anybody can make them with ease. Brandi believes in using nature’s powerful whole foods to nourish and promote a healthier body and a healthier mind. She enjoys creating food that everybody loves, whether vegan or not. Brandi’s belief is that food can be easy, use minimal ingredients, yet still be shockingly delicious.

These Buttermilk Vegan Mashed Potatoes are an absolutely delicious vegan variation of the classic creamy mashed potatoes thanks to the use of coconut milk and a variety of potent spices. Enjoy!


  • 2 lbs yukon gold potatoes (7-8 medium sized ones)
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup lite canned coconut milk, lukewarm
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (If you don’t want a buttermilk flavor, just omit)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Optional garnish: fresh or dried thyme
  1. Peel and chop up your potatoes into 1/2 inch chunks. Add them to a large pot with 6 cups water. Bring to a boil and once boiling, add both the teaspoons of salt and garlic powder and give it a quick stir. This tip really flavors the water, so that the potatoes have depth of flavor. Turn the heat to medium-high, so they don’t cook too high of heat. Cook for about 15 minutes until they are fork tender. Drain and let sit for 5 minutes to release some of the water. (Tip: While the potatoes are cooking, add the coconut milk and vinegar to a cup and stir. Let sit for a few minutes.)
  2. Add the salt, pepper and garlic powder to the milk and stir.
  3. Add the potatoes to a large serving bowl and roughly mash with a potato masher to break them up.
  4. Now add the reserved coconut milk mixture and mash again until very smooth or until desired consistency. If you want yours less fluffy/more creamy, add more milk, but you’ll need more spice. Taste and add any extra salt/spices if desired. I added just another pinch of salt, as it was really wonderfully flavored. I garnished mine with fresh thyme because I love a fresh element added, but dried thyme or any of your favorite herbs would work. Fresh thyme is more potent, so use dried if preferred. (Feel free to add vegan butter if desired. I personally don’t add it, but know some like it.)
  5. Serve immediately.
  6. Enjoy!


Vegan, Gluten-free, Oil-free, Nut-free, Soy-free
Nutrition per 1/2 cup: 168.7 calories, 1.6 g fat, 6 g protein, 39.3 carbs, 4.5 g sugars


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