With just a handful of ingredients you can make your own homemade Bisquick. Save a little money by making it yourself and cut out a few of the unnecessary ingredients. | Jump to Recipe
I used Bisquick baking mix in my house for years for making pancakes and biscuits. That is, until I figured out how to make a big container of my very own version. It’s incredibly simple!
Did you realize just how many things you can make with this simple flour mixture? You can make cakes, cookies, quiche, those delicious sausage balls we eat at Christmastime every year. There are lots of options.
Here is what you’ll need:
- All Purpose Flour – This is the base of the mixture. Make sure you don’t grab self-rising flour for this one.
- Salt – Just a smidge.
- Sugar – For a little added sweetness.
- Vegetable Shortening – Aka Crisco.
- Baking Powder – This is baking soda plus cream of tartar and cornstarch already mixed in. So, less work for us.
How to make homemade Bisquick
For the most part, this is fairly simple: just add the ingredients to a bowl and whisk them together.
However, to add in shortening to flour, you have to “cut” it in. All that means is evenly distributing the shortening with the flour, which is tricky to do since it’s a solid.
How to store the baking mix
Just like you would any flour, simply store this in a closed container at room temperature.
Use this just like you would Bisquick!
- 5 cups All Purpose Flour
- ¼ cup Baking Powder
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 cup Vegetable Shortening
- Add the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk together.
- Cut in the vegetable shortening.
- Store in a container at room temperature.
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