Copycat Bisquick Mix

Bisquick-Mix-570x380-frameHappy New Year y’all! I was up way too late ringing in the new year, so I’m sharing with you a simple 5-minute recipe to get your year off to a good start: A copycat rendition of Bisquick’s All Purpose Baking Mix. You might even want to make some biscuits this morning with a slab of butter, drizzled in honey to eat along with your morning coffee (or if you live in Utah…diet Coke!). Your choice.

Bisquick can be quite expensive. I went to buy a large box the other day and about croaked. An 80 ounce box cost me $12!! Ouch. That’s $0.60 cents a serving. That’s a lot considering it costs considerably less than that if you buy the ingredients separately and make it yourself. Our economy has come down to cost versus convenience. At one time convenience was more important and the extra money spent was well worth it, but with the economy now affecting so many pockets, cost becomes more of an issue. Making your own baking mixes is one area where you can pinch pennies. It takes all of 5 minutes to make! You can use this mix as an exact substitute for Bisquick in your recipes.

So, to save money and make your own copycat version of Bisquick, you’ll need the following:

Prep time: 5 mins
Yields: 10 1/2 cups (84 ounces)

Ingredients

  • 8 cups flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons baking powder
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup shortening

Instructions

  1. Whisk dry ingredients together. Mix well . Add shortening and with a pastry cutter, cut in until mixture resembles course meal.
  2. Store in an air tight container up to one month or in the freezer up to 2 months. Use as an exact substitute for Bisquick in recipes.

Biscuits

  • Mix together 2 1/4 cups flour mixture and 3/4 cup milk. Bake at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes.
  • For drop biscuits, mix together 2 1/4 cups flour mixture and 1 cup milk. Bake at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes.

Other Bisquick Recipes To Try:

 

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Ingredients
  • 8 cups flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons baking powder
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup shortening
Instructions
  1. Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add shortening and with a pastry cutter, cut in until mixture resembles course meal.
  2. Store in an air tight container for one month or in the freezer up to 2 months.
Notes
Biscuits 1. Mix together 2 1/4 cups flour mixture and 3/4 cup milk. Bake at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes. 2. For drop biscuits, mix together 2 1/4 cups flour mixture and 1 cup milk. Bake at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes.

About Jennifer Scott

Jen is author, owner, and creative mind behind Bakerette.com. She loves anything chocolate and cheese!

Comments

  1. What kind of shortening do you recommend using?

  2. L.L. Honeywl says:

    Do you have a recipe for the Heart Smart Bisquick?

  3. Thank you for posting this!
    I made a Bisquick substitute from another website but found that it was too salty. I don’t have the recipe anymore. I threw it away after finding it too salty. Have you had any issues with the salt in this recipe?

  4. Thanks for the recipe. But where do you shop that you pay $12 for an 80-ounce box of Bisquick? You can get the same size at BJ’s Wholesale Club for under $5, use a manufacturer’s coupon, and sometimes a BJ’s coupon, too, saving significantly more.

    • Hi Karen…Wow! $5 for an 80-ounce box? That’s awesome. I purchase mine at a local grocery store. I usually wait until I have a coupon, tho, before I buy it.

  5. Dianna Denton says:

    Is it possible to use self-rising flour and omit the baking powder?

  6. Thanks for the recipe. I am kosher and all Bisquick is dairy so I could never make biscuits to serve with a meat meal. This is just perfect!!

  7. I saw Bisquick for the first time in one of our U.K. superstores.I had no idea it even existed in the U.K before.I am certainly going to try the homemade Bisquick mix.Thank You very much for sharing the recipe.Oh! I didn’t notice the price in the superstore but I’m still going to try it.

    • Awesome Dennis! I hope you enjoy this. So much cheaper than buying the boxed version. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  8. Ummm…so I would probably starve to death if I was stranded on a deserted island and couldn’t have Bisquick pancakes. I too have choked lately at the higher price of Bisquick mix so this is on my list of things to try. Thanks for sharing!

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