This Homemade Baking Mix recipe comes together in minutes with ingredients that you have right now. It is the perfect Bisquick substitute. Once you see how easy it is, you will never buy another all purpose baking mix again.
Homemade Baking Mix
Growing up we always had a yellow box of Bisquick in our cupboards. We would use this baking mix shortcut to make biscuits, chicken and dumplings, and strawberry shortcake.
To be completely honest, as a kid I never questioned using a mix. I just thought it was a staple that you had to buy. Even later in life when we got married, I continued to keep a box of baking mix in our pantry.
Then one day I wanted to make pancakes for breakfast, and I realized that we were completely out of the all purpose mix. A couple searches showed me exactly what was in the store bought mix, so I made a quick homemade Bisquick substitute.
I love that this homemade baking mix is easy to make, saves me money, and I know exactly what is in it.
What is Baking Mix?
Baking mix is a ready made mix consisting of flour, baking powder, salt, and shortening. The original Bisquick also contains sugar, so I usually add a tiny bit as well, but that is optional.
You can use this all purpose mix to bake cornbread, biscuits, waffles, pancakes, or a Raspberry Danish.
This easy DIY baking mix can be made in minutes using a few basic ingredients from your pantry. You can use this homemade Bisquick recipe cup for cup in any recipe that calls for Bisquick or Jiffy Mix.
- Baking Powder
- Vegetable Shortening
How to make Homemade Baking Mix
Homemade Bisquick comes together in just a few minutes. All you have to do is mix the ingredients and refrigerate. It will literally only take 5 minutes to have a batch of baking mix ready to use.
- In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. (full recipe at bottom of post)
- Add the vegetable shortening to the dry ingredients. Use a pastry blender or food processor to cut the shortening into it until no large pieces are visible. You should still see pea-sized pieces of the shortening in the mix.
- Spoon the baking mix mixture into an airtight bag or container and place in the refrigerator.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does homemade bisquick mix last?
This copycat baking mix will stay fresh for up to 4 months. We usually make a smaller batch, so it usually does not even last that long.
How do you store this homemade bisquick recipe?
Store the baking mix in an airtight bag or container in the refrigerator. I like to make small batches of this simple recipe and store it in large Mason jars because they fit easily across the back of our fridge.
Recipes using Homemade Bisquick
- Blueberry Danish
- Oreo Pancake recipe
- Apple Cinnamon Rolls
- Fluffernutter Pancakes
- Funfetti Pancake Mix
- Easy Cornbread
- Oreo Strawberry Shortcake
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Hi, Can I use solid coconut oil?
I have not made it this way, but everything I have read says you can.
Do you normally keep your flour in the fridge? I can't see why you refrigerate this mix?
I do not keep flour in the fridge. Technically yes, all the ingredients in this mix are shelf stable, but refrigerating it really is the best way to keep it from going bad and to have it last longer. Even the store bought boxes of Bisquick say to refrigerate after opening.
Can you make this with margarine?
It should be fine to sub the margarine. Just make sure you refrigerate the mix if you have leftovers.
I have tried to print some of your recipes numerous times with your print button , but nothing prints out. I've used my print button and it will print. Problem is it will print entire blog. I'm sorry, but that is a waste of paper on my end. Has anyone else complained about this issue? Please let me know if maybe I'm doing something incorrectly. Thanks.
There must be a setting on your computer that isn't set up correctly. I just printed a recipe from the recipe card print button and all that printed was the recipe card.
Thank you so so much Jocelyn. Can’t wait to try it. ♥️♥️♥️
I normally will mix up a rather large batch & using ziplock baggies I will measure out 2 cups per bag, marking each bag on what it is; dating the bag & storing in the freezer.
Can you make cornbread with this mix? If you can, do you have a recipe to it?
You had me curious about doing this, so I did some research and created a recipe for skillet cornbread using baking mix. https://insidebrucrewlife.com/easy-skillet-cornbread-recipe/ I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as my family did.