It's convenient to have a box of Bisquick handy to make a quick batch of biscuits, pancakes, waffles, etc. But, you can still have that convenience and spend LESS money by making your own mix!
It only takes a few minutes to make the original mix (this recipe makes 12 1/2 cups) and then using it is just as quick and easy as using the box of Bisquick.
Homemade Bisquick Mix Recipe
10 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
4 tsp. salt
2 cups shortening
How to make your own Bisquick mix:
Mix first four ingredients in a large bowl (whisking well). With two forks, or a pastry cutter if you have one, cut the shortening into the mixture until it forms coarse crumbs. Mix can be stored in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
You can use this Biscquick alternative to make pancakes, waffles, biscuits and more. Here are a couple of simple recipes.
Using Homemade Bisquick:
To make pancakes, use two cups of this mix, 1 cup milk and two eggs. Mix and cook on griddle.
To make biscuits, use 2 1/4 cups mix and 2/3 cup milk, mixed into a soft dough. Knead dough 12 times, roll out to 1/2″ thick and cut with biscuit cutter (Or use the bottom of a glass.) Bake at 450 for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
GIFT IDEA: Mix up a batch of this and pack in a jar with a bow to give a special homemade gift to your friends or family. Attach a card with ideas for use.
- 10 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup baking powder
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 4 tsp. salt
- 2 cups shortening
- Mix first four ingredients in a large bowl (whisking well).
- With two forks, or a pastry cutter if you have one, cut the shortening into the mixture until it forms coarse crumbs.