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Bisquick Mix

Our society has been geared towards QUICK, EASY, and TIME-SAVING products. The store shelves are lined with convenience foods from pancake mixes, cake mixes, salad dressing mixes to biscuit mixes. These mixes will break a budget real quick. If you stop and think about what's in them, I bet you would find everything in your pantry already. So if you are having to already buy what's in the mix, what's the use of buying it already mixed up?

Your response may be, "Well it saves me time when I prepare my family meals". Why not mix these yourself on a day when you have a little extra time, say on a Saturday or Sunday? Then they can sit and wait for you to use them just as a store bought mix would do.

Bisquick Mix can be used to make more than biscuits. It can be used to make a quick cobbler, coffee cake, cookies, and more.

I've already posted my pancake mix and here is my recipe for bisquick mix. Save yourself some money!

9 c. flour
1/3 c. baking powder
1/4 c. sugar
3 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cream of tartar
2 c. butter-flavored shortening

Combine first five ingredients in a bowl, then cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Store mix in an airtight container, in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. Makes 12 cups

To make a batch of 10 biscuits, use 3 c. baking mix and add 2/3 c. milk, stirring just until moistened. Knead dough for 10-15 strokes, then roll out and cut into 2 1/2-inch circles. Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees for 12-14 minutes, or until golden.

Variations: try adding 1 tsp of Italian seasoning to the mix before you add the milk. Shredded Cheddar cheese can also be added at the end of Italian Cheese Biscuits.


  1. LOL Lisa I love this recipe. I'm definitely going to be using it. I have 1 box of bisquick in my pantry that I got free with a sale and double coupon-but it's true it would be easier to make from scratch. :) I love your recipes!! I did a successful meal planning week with only one hang up this week. YAY for progress!

  2. I made up a very similar recipe of baking mix just the other day!

    I have my preferred scratch recipes for biscuits and pancakes, but every so often I run across a recipe that actually calls for a cup or two of Bisquick. I use the homemade baking mix for those recipes.

  3. aj hang in there, the meal planning gets easier. I am starting to incorporate a new dish every week. This week was the frittata. Hubby and I liked it really well. I'm looking for meatless dinners that he will eat.

    annie I'm the same way, I have my favorite pancake recipe. I also have ran across recipes that call for bisquick and that's why I have this recipe. Bisquick is too expensive and I never had it when I needed it.