You can make homemade Bisquick Mix for much less than packaged mix.
Homemade Bisquick mix is great for baking, biscuits, cakes, pancakes, waffles and more!
All-purpose baking mix, mostly known because of the Bisquick brand, is simply a flour mixture with the leavening agent, salt, sugar, and fat built in. It’s popular because it’s convenient – you’re more than halfway there to any number of baking or cooking projects. Typically, all you need to do is stir in some milk, eggs, and perhaps oil. (If dry milk powder is included in the mix, you can rely on water as the added liquid.)
A homemade version of Bisquick also gives you the convenience factor and a whole lot more. The big selling point for me is the quality of the foods you make with your DIY Bisquick mix. The biscuits, cakes, waffles, breads, and such that you make will taste authentically homemade because they are homemade. What’s missing is the hydrogenated oil, artificial sweeteners, and the on-the-shelf stabilizing preservatives.
Following this homemade Bisquick recipe is, hands down, one of the best things you can do for yourself. The more time I spend in the kitchen, the more I realize that many of the old boxes of processed food I used to use can be easily created from scratch, just like this homemade Bisquick mix. Also, you can make Bisquick at home for much less than what Bisquick costs.
Luckily, homemade Bisquick comes together in a food processor in less than 5 minutes and requires simple basic ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry – all-purpose flour, baking powder, cream of tartar, powdered milk, vegetable shortening. That’s it! All you need to do is place everything in your food processor and pulse until it’s combined and looks like cornmeal.
How to Store Your Homemade Bisquick
Homemade Bisquick doesn’t have the added chemical stabilizers to make it safe for keeping in the pantry. However, it will keep in your refrigerator in an airtight container for up to three months.
How to Use Your Homemade Bisquick
Use homemade Bisquick mix in any recipe that calls for all-purpose baking mix or Bisquick. It’s perfect for biscuits, pancakes, muffins, and more. This homemade baking mix will become a favorite cooking shortcut.
Recipe Tips for the Cook
Use as you normally would use Bisquick. In this recipe, I use shortening, but you can also use lard, butter, or coconut oil in similar proportions.
- Omit the salt if someone is on a low-sodium or salt-free diet.
- You can even make a healthier version of Bisquick from scratch using part whole wheat flour.
- Make vegan Bisquick with spelt flour and a vegetable oil of your choice.
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Here’s a list of what you need:
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Cream of tartar
- Powdered milk
- Vegetable shortening
How to Make Bisquick Mix
Simply, mix all ingredients together and store it in an airtight container.
Use this DIY Bisquick mix as you normally would use store-bought Bisquick.
The mix will last approximately a month.
You can cut this recipe in half.
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Homemade Bisquick Mix
- 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.
Can you make this recipe with butter powder for a longer shelf life?
I don’t know enough about that to say.
Can you leave fat out until you are ready to use for different recipes.
I don’t think so. I wouldn’t know how to revise this off the top of my head to make this work.
Can you substitute lard or butter for the vegetable shortening?
Yes you can, the shelf life would be greatly reduced. So if you are going to enjoy it right away, I would do it, if not, stick to the recipe as written.
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.
That’s a great idea!
Does commercial Bisquick have powdered milk in it?
Wouldn’t we need to add the powdered milk to the self-rising mix?
If we don’t want to add powdered milk, how would we know how much liquid milk to add?
Bisquick is dairy-free, it does not contain milk. I would not add powdered milk to the recipe. I would use this as you would use Bisquick mix.
Richard L Walker
I was going to suggest a Bisquick recipe but you beat me to it.
I needed it for another of your recipes.
I tried this mix and used it to make pancakes. They came out great! I will keep some of this on hand!