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How to Make Homemade Bisquick Mix

Would you like to make your own homemade Bisquick Mix?

I have made "master mixes" before, but tonight some of the sweet older ladies from church reminded a group of *young ladies how easy it is to whip together a big batch to have on hand for making a myriad of recipes.

Anything you can make with Bisquick, you can make with this master mix, PLUS more!

Making biscuits, pancakes, waffles, cookies, muffins, and cakes with this mix is simple because the main ingredients have already been measured and combined.

Homemade Bisquick Mix Recipe

  • 10 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups shortening

1. Mix dry ingredients.

2. Cut in shortening until mixture is about the consistency of cornmeal.

3. Store in large ziploc bags or air tight containers in freezer.

Now, use this "master mix" any time a recipe calls for baking mix.

Simple Drop Biscuits

  • 2 cups Homemade Bisquick Mix
  • 1/2 cup milk

1. Mix together until moistened.

2. Drop onto baking sheets.

3. Bake at 450 for 10 minutes. Makes about 12 biscuits.

*If you keep having babies, you will be mistaken for young well into your mid forties!

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  1. Thank you! I was just thinking this week how nice it would be to have a master mix!

    Funny part about having babies into your forties! I’m 39 with a newborn, so people assume I’m much younger, and I don’t even use a special wrinkle cream yet!

  2. THANK YOU!!! This is why this blog is awesome- such a simple recipe, and so useful!! Now we don’t have to keep buying biscuits in a can… You rock! :)

  3. I told Alyssa on the Kingdom First Facebook link that you must be reading my mind. Last week I posted Snow Ice Cream and the next day you did. Yesterday I posted this recipe and today you did! Great minds think alike, I suppose! Have a great, warm, spring-type Wednesday!

    • Smockity Frocks says:

      Hm. I’ve never posted about snow ice cream… but… (Smockity rubs hands together because she knows a good idea when she steals one.)

      • OOPS! Well, then someone else read my mind last week and you did this week :). 3 great minds think alike!! Yes, you must try snow ice cream. It’s delish! My recipe was Paula Deen’s using sweetened condensed milk. You can’t go wrong with that stuff! Have a great day/evening! Lori

  4. Thank you so much! I’ll have to try this. I’ve been looking for a good Bisquick-type recipe.

  5. Juliana says:

    I made a half batch of this mix last night so we would have fresh biscuits for our dinner (made 9 cups total). The only shortening I had on hand was butter flavored. They were so tender!! baked according to directions, and brushed tops with melted butter and garlic salt in last 2 minutes. wonderful! Can’t wait to discover more uses for this mix.

  6. JUST this morning I made pancakes from a scratch recipe (because we had no Bisquick) and thought that I must spend my computer time today looking for a recipe. I had accessed your site to look up the crock pot recipe database, and lo and behold, the answer to my prayers! Thank you!!

  7. Can you use whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour for this, or just regular, all-purpose flour? I’d like to make it a little more healthy but don’t want to compromise the taste of the recipes.

    • i had the same question about substituting all or part of the flour with whole wheat, and i would think it would be ok to use butter if you keep your mix in the fridge…

  8. Wonderful! My Mom still makes biscuits from Pioneer Biscuit Mix and they are the best! We do not use shortening… I’m wondering if butter or coconut oil (in solid form) would work.

    • I would be interested to know the same thing. Has it been tried by anyone yet? My DH was asking me to find a recipe like this. I used to have one in an old amish cookbook which got lost in a recent move. It used shortening or lard, but I would really like to stay away from those. Thanks for posting this.


  9. Coupon Rachael says:

    Glad the hubby has found some work!
    Question about the recipe…I am new to the baking game and wonder if there is a substitute for the shortening that is a bit healthier. When I think shortening, I think Crisco and lard.

  10. The reasoning behind the shortening is, (at least in my world) is that shortening does not go rancid the way butter or oils do, thereby extending the shelf life of your homemade mixes. :)

  11. Made it, Use it, Love it.

  12. Wish I had known you posted this earlier! I was trying to figure out a recipe for this on Sunday!!! 😉 Thanks!

  13. can you substitute vegetable oil for the shortening?

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