This homemade Bisquick is made with just 5 simple ingredients and takes just minutes to mix up. It’s cheaper, healthier and tastes amazing. Use it for all your baking mix needs!
If you are like me and looking for ways to eat healthier and save at the same time, then you’ll love this copycat “Bisquick” mix!
It takes just minutes to make, is cheaper than buying the Bisquick brand and it doesn’t have any ingredients that you don’t recognize or can’t pronounce.
On top of all that, we actually like the things I make with this homemade mix better than when I made them with the Bisquick brand! Definitely a win all around!
Here are a few of my favorite recipes that use this Bisquick substitute:
- Easy John Wayne Casserole
- Bisquick Chicken Alfredo Casserole
- Easy Bisquick Chicken Pot Pie
- Crustless Zucchini Quiche
If you want more ideas of recipes to make using this mix, this collection of over 25 tasty recipes made with Bisquick is helpful!
Homemade Bisquick Mix
Homemade Bisquick Substitute
- 5 cups all purpose flour (you can use up to half whole wheat flour)
- 1/4 cup baking powder
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 cup butter (see notes)
- Mix dry ingredients together then cut in butter until crumbly. (I like to use a pastry blender to do this.)
- Store in refrigerator and use cup for cup as you would Bisquick. (see Notes below)
She said “I have successfully made this homemade Bisquick mix using a 1 to 1 Gluten Free flour mix. I hope this helps someone on a GF diet.”
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I’m guessing all purpose flour
Sorry if I missed that information
Yes, that is correct. And I should update the recipe to make that fully clear.
Can this be made using almond flour?
I’m sorry but I don’t have any experience with almond flour so I’m not really sure. If you often use almond flour in place of all-purpose flour in baking recipes, then I’m guessing it might work. But I really don’t know.
What does Bisquick use instead of butter to be able to store on shelf.
The box says that it uses vegetable oil however, Bisquick is quite powdery, so I’m not sure how that works. If you want it to be shelf stable, you can always use a shelf stable shortening like Crisco.
Can you use powdered butter in mix? Such as Augson farms, Judees etc.
I don’t have any experience using powdered butter, Judy, so I’m not sure if it would work or not.
How long can it be stored using shortening?
It can be stored as long as the shortest expiration date of the ingredients. So if your baking powder has the soonest expiration date, that is the one that you would use.
When you say mix cup for cup as you would for biscuits, what do you mix the flour mixture with?? Water or milk or what? We don’t have this in New Zealand
Good question, Sandy! So Bisquick is a mix that you add other ingredients to make pancakes, biscuits, waffles etc. I also use it in quite a few other recipes too.
The official Bisquick pancake recipe says to mix 2 c. mix, 1 c. milk and 2 eggs and then to pour scant 1/4 cupful onto a hot griddle and fry as you would any other pancake recipe. And here is the official Bisquick biscuit recipe.
Does it have to be refrigerated if you use shortening in place of butter.
No, it should be fine at room temperature since the other ingredients are all not refrigerated items.
Can this be pressure canned to have a longer shelf life?
I don’t think it would work to pressure can as there is not really any liquid. If you are wanting to make a bunch to have indefinitely, I’d recommend making it using vegetable shortening instead of butter. The shelf life will then be the best by date of the shortening or baking powder, whichever is closer dated.
I bet you could use a jar vacuum with the crisco. I wouldn’t think pressure canning, using heat would be advisable.
For biscuits ( rolls in New Zealand) use 2 cups biscuit mix to 2/3 cup milk. We love to add a handful of sharp cheddar cheese. Bake at 400 F for 8 minutes. I live at a high altitude so those baking times may need to be adjusted for sea level.
Thank you for this recipe. Will definitely make it.
You are welcome! I hope it works well for you.