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!