Bisquick Mix Substitute

 You can make this at home for much less than what Bisquick costs.

bowl of homemade biscuits

overhead view of biscuits made with homemade Bisquick mix

Homemade Bisquick Mix

It's easy to make Bisquick mix with a few simple ingredients.
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Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bisquick Mix
Servings: 10
Calories: 955kcal


  • 10 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/8 cup baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 pound vegetable shortening


  • Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.

Recipe Tips for the Cook

Use as you normally would use Bisquick.
This mix will last approximately a month.
You can cut this recipe in half.


Calories: 955kcal | Carbohydrates: 106g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 1110mg | Potassium: 396mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 165mg | Iron: 5.9mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Bety Taylor

    How about the use of Self-Rising Flour instead of All-Purpose? With self-rising you can leave out the other dry ingredients except the sugar and cream of tarter.

  2. Richard L Walker

    5 stars
    I was going to suggest a Bisquick recipe but you beat me to it.
    I needed it for another of your recipes.

  3. Liz Nelson

    5 stars
    I tried this mix and used it to make pancakes. They came out great! I will keep some of this on hand!

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