Homemade Bisquick comes together in less than 5 minutes and can be used in any recipe that calls for Bisquick mix or all-purpose baking mix. It’s perfect for things like pancakes, biscuits, and diner-style muffins.
Most of the time I’m all about baking and cooking from scratch – until I’m not. Like those Sunday mornings when I don’t set an alarm and the whole family sleeps in until 10:00.
I know that sounds pretty blissful, but…
The problem is, I’m a creature of habit and sleeping in always throws me off my game in a big way.
I love waking up early and sipping coffee at my desk in complete silence. It’s when I make lists and online shop for things I don’t need – like lipgloss and mason jar cocktail shakers.
And when I don’t get that time? I feel flustered and out of sorts.
Eric and Elle love a late breakfast with all the fixins’, like pancakes drenched in maple syrup, bacon and fresh berries. This kind of Sunday morning feast is their jam and ranks almost as high as their love for chocolate glazed donuts.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a stack of Homemade Banana Pancakes or biscuits with jam and butter as much as the next guy. But sometimes, Mama needs a shortcut – especially when she wakes up 3 hours later than usual. And that shortcut is Homemade Bisquick.
WHAT IS BISQUICK?
Bisquick mix was a staple in our household growing up. If you’ve never had it, Bisquick is simply a premade baking mix made of flour, fat, leavening, and salt.
It’s traditionally used to make pancakes or waffles, biscuits, and muffins. But you’d be surprised at all of the ways you can use an all-purpose baking mix like this.
Now, I have no problem buying the original Bisquick now and then. But honestly, I often forget to add it to my shopping list.
Luckily, Homemade Bisquick comes together in a food processor in less than 5 minutes and requires 4 ingredients that I’m betting you already have in your pantry. And it keeps within the refrigerator for up to 3 months!
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE BISQUICK MIX
Homemade Bisquick is so easy to make. Go take a look in your pantry – you probably have everything you need already:
- All-purpose flour
- Vegetable shortening
- Baking powder
That’s it! All you have to do is add everything to your food processor and pulse until it’s combined and resembles cornmeal.
Pop it into an airtight container and it’ll keep in the fridge for 3 months.
CAN I MAKE HOMEMADE BISQUICK WITHOUT A FOOD PROCESSOR?
Technically, yes. You could whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl and use a pastry blender to cut the shortening into the dry ingredients until well combined.
But be warned that the large volume of flour and the need to get the shortening really well blended makes this really tiring work.
If you’re up for the arm workout, go for it, but I highly recommend using the food processor instead.
HOW TO STORE HOMEMADE BISQUICK
Don’t forget about keeping your homemade baking mix in the fridge.
Homemade Bisquick doesn’t have the added chemical stabilizers to make it safe for keeping in the pantry. It’ll go rancid quickly if left at room temperature – which won’t hurt you, but it won’t taste good either.
HOW TO USE HOMEMADE BISQUICK
Use Homemade Bisquick to whip up a stack of amazingly fluffy Bisquick pancakes or in any recipe that calls for Bisquick or all-purpose baking mix.
The uses don’t stop there, though!
From Potato Quiche and Banana Coffee Cake to those Cheddar Bay Biscuits that we all devour by the basketful – this homemade baking mix is going to become one of your favorite cooking shortcuts.
Wednesday 5th of April 2023
Can I use oil, butter or margarine? I never have vegetable shortening in my house?
Thursday 6th of April 2023
Hi there – I have not attempted this recipe with those substitutions, so I can't speak to the results. If you give it a try, I'd love to hear how it turned out for you. Happy baking! Jamie
Sunday 19th of March 2023
Your baking pan looks much used and much loved. My mother's baking pan looked the same. This brings back pleasant memories of all the wonderful things she baked.
Monday 20th of March 2023
Love that! Thanks for stopping by, Fran. Happy baking! Jamie
Tuesday 14th of March 2023
What about people who no longer own a ‘food processor’?
How could this be mixed up thoroughly(in smaller 1/3 batter)?
Wednesday 15th of March 2023
Hi Pat – You could use a pastry blender to cut the shortening in. It will take quite a bit of effort to do that manually, since you want the shortening to be mixed in really well, but it is doable! Happy baking – Jamie
Thursday 9th of March 2023
Don’t forget a bit of sugar. Bus quick has about 1 tesp to each cup of flour.
Sunday 19th of February 2023
If I mix all the dry ingredients, then add the oil of choice when I use it how much do I use.? So I mean I take 2 cups dry mix out to make pancakes but what would be the oil ratio? Thank you
Tuesday 21st of February 2023
Hi Jen – It'll depend on what you're making. If you search "bisquick" on my site, you'll find several recipes with additional details: https://www.mybakingaddiction.com/?s=bisquick You can also look at the Bisquick website for recipes and just replace the store-bought mix with this homemade mix. Hope this helps! Happy baking, Jamie