This homemade Bisquick alternative is healthier than the bought stuff and literally takes minutes to mix up. Plus it tastes so much better too!
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!
5 c. flour (you can use part whole wheat flour)
¼ c. baking powder
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 c. shortening (I use butter)
Mix dry ingredients together then cut in shortening until crumbly. (I like to use a pastry blender to do this.)
Store in refrigerator** and use as you would Bisquick.
Yields: A little over 6 cups
** If you don’t use butter or margarine for this recipe, but instead use vegetable shortening, you could store at room temperature.
GLUTEN FREE VARIATION FROM A READER:
My husband is gluten intolerant so I have had to find alternatives to regular recipes or tweak them to make them GF. I have successfully made homemade baking mix using a GF flour mix I buy. (www.meistersgf.com) The only alteration I made to the recipe was to add 1 1/2 times the amount of baking powder. (As per Meister’s suggestion for regular use of this flour mixture.) I hope this helps someone on a GF diet.