Easy Homemade Bisquick Recipe | Happy Money Saver (2024)

Homemade Bisquick takes just minutes to make, saves you money, and creates delicious fluffy, fresh-made pancakes – plus waffles, biscuits, pizza dough, and pie crusts.

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I love to have a hot homemade breakfast out on the table for my family in the morning. But mornings are so busy and I feel like I am always running 10 minutes behind.

Freezer meals like my breakfast burritos and sausage mcmuffins save me on those really hectic mornings. But on an average day I love to pull out my homemade Bisquick mix and breakfast is ready in minutes!

Copycat Bisquick is the quickest way to a hearty, all-American breakfast: pancakes, waffles, fresh-baked biscuits. It is fast, easy and delicious every single time.

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But the deliciousness doesn’t end at breakfast. Use homemade Bisquick to make dumplings, chicken pot pie, crispy fried chicken, and a show-stopping strawberry shortcake.

My recipe for copycat bisquick requires just 5 ingredients (which you probably already have).

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INGREDIENTS – WHAT YOU NEED

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This copycat Bisquick recipe needs just 5 ingredients: flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and butter-flavored shortening (or real butter).

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE BISQUICK

  1. Using a KitchenAid mixer (with the paddle attachment) or food processor, blend all ingredients until you have a powder.
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That’s it! Just 1 simple step!

Store in an airtight container for up to 6 weeks.

If you use butter, baking mix needs to be stored in the fridge or freezer so that the butter won’t go rancid. If using shortening, it can be stored in a cool, dry place.

I usually do about 3 batches of this recipe at once.

HOW DO I STORE HOMEMADE BISQUICK?

Store it in an airtight container, like Tupperware, a mason jar with lid & ring, or an airtight plastic or glass container made for storing dry ingredients.

CAN YOU FREEZE HOMEMADE BISQUICK?

Yes, you can freeze homemade Bisquick in an airtight container for up to 2 years. Be sure to bring the quantity you need back to room temperature before using it.

WHAT IS BISQUICK MADE FROM?

Actual Bisquick brand mix contains a combination of enriched flour, leavening, shortening, sugar, and salt, plus other ingredients to enhance the texture and shelf life.

My recipe contains just 5 ingredients and no preservatives or dough conditioners.

What can you make out of the this homemade bisquick mix?

Here are a few recipes that you can make using this copycat bisquick recipe.

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My Homemade Baking Mix Pancakes

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups homemade baking mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix ingredients together.
  2. Pour 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake unto a hot greased griddle.
  3. Cook until both sides are golden brown.

My Homemade Baking Mix biscuit recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup Homemade baking mix
  • 1/3 cup milk

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add milk to baking mix. Be careful not to over stir it.
  2. Drop by spoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

My Homemade Baking Mix Waffle Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups mix
  • 1 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 egg white beaten to fluff

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Stir all ingredients until blended.
  2. Pour batter onto a heated greased waffle maker.

What if I don’t have a Kitchenaid mixer?

A food processor or hand-held mixer works great. For a low-tech method, mix everything by hand using a pastry blender, wire whisk or even a fork.

If you’re hand-mixing the ingredients, I recommend measuring everything out, then sifting it together a couple of times before adding the shortening/butter.

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PRO TIPS/RECIPE NOTES

Storing. If you’re short on fridge space and using shortening, you can store homemade Bisquick it in a cool, dry place for up to 6 weeks. If you make it with butter, you definitely need to store your homemade Bisquick in the fridge – non-negotiable!

Portions. Rather than constantly reopening the container of frozen Bisquick every time you need some, portion it out and freeze it in separate containers. Treat your freezer like a vault, not a pantry.

Substitute. If you don’t want to use butter or shortening, you can also use lard in this recipe.

Triple it. I usually do about 3 batches of this recipe at once.

OTHER BREAKFAST IDEAS?

  • Make these incredible Sausage Egg and Cheese Biscuits
  • Whip up some Homemade Greek Yogurt and top with fresh fruit
  • Make and freeze yummy Breakfast Burritos
  • Make Ahead Freezer French Toast Sticks are a great breakfast item
  • Try different variations of Basic Muffin Recipe

If you make a batch of this Homemade Bisquick, I would love to see what you do with it! Snap a picture of your next delicious creation and share it with me on Instagram using the hashtag @happymoneysaver and tagging me @happymoneysaver

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Homemade Bisquick

Published By Karrie

Course Breakfast

Cuisine American

Keyword Copycat Bisquick, Homemade Bisquick

Servings 6

Prep Time 5 minutes mins

Total Time 5 minutes mins

This is the best Bisquick copycat recipe – and SO easy to make. This fresh-made homemade mix gives you stacks and stacks of fluffy pancakes, tasty waffles, and dozens of yummy baked goods. Your mix is ready in 5 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 5 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup baking powder
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter flavor shortening or butter

Instructions

  • Using a KitchenAid mixer (with the paddle attachment) or food processor, blend all ingredients until you have a powder.

Notes

Store in an airtight container for up to 6 weeks.

If you use butter, baking mix needs to be stored in the fridge or freezer so that the butter won’t go rancid. If using shortening, it can be stored in a cool, dry place.

Portion it out and freeze the portions in separate containers. Treat your freezer like a vault, not a pantry.

I usually do about 3 batches of this recipe at once.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g

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This recipe was first posted Nov. 25, 2014, but has been updated with new photos and better detailed instructions and tips on February 2nd, 2021.

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About Karrie

Food is my love language. But so is saving money. So I like to combine the two a lot and make thrifty make ahead and freeze meals to save time. Because life is busy, and freezer meals can come to the rescue for all of us. And yes, they actually CAN taste good. Read more...

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FAQs

What are the ingredients in Bisquick? ›

Ingredients. Enriched Flour Bleached (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), Corn Starch, Leavening (baking soda, monocalcium phosphate, sodium aluminum phosphate), Dextrose, Vegetable Oil (palm, sunflower, canola, and/or high oleic soybean oil), Sugar, Salt, Monoglycerides.

What is a substitute for Bisquick in a recipe? ›

Yes, you can substitute Bisquick with a combination of flour, baking powder, salt, and shortening or butter. For every cup of Bisquick needed in a recipe, use 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1½ teaspoons baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoons shortening or cold butter.

Can you use all-purpose flour for Bisquick? ›

All-purpose flour: Flour is the main ingredient and the bulk of this homemade bisquick mix recipe! It's an essential part of cooking all kinds of food with this mix: pancakes, biscuits, and cinnamon rolls, to name a few! Baking powder: Baking powder will help your dish rise while it's cooking.

Can I use pancake mix instead of Bisquick? ›

While pancake mix and Bisquick share many ingredients, the two are not the same. The main difference is that the pancake mix is sweeter. Most pancake mixes can be used in place of Bisquick and vice versa in sweet recipes. Compare your pancake mix with Bisquick's ingredient list before swapping.

Is Bisquick just flour and baking powder? ›

Bisquick is essentially self-rising flour (flour with salt and baking powder added) with the addition of some form of hydrogenated vegetable shortening. The shortening is the real point to Bisquick. Basically, it's everything you'd need to make biscuits except the wet so you can can make them faster.

What kind of flour is used in Bisquick? ›

Bisquick is not flour, it's a baking mix. It is made with bleached enriched flour, palm oil, dextrose, corn starch, leavening, canola oil, salt, and sugar. The corn starch lowers the protein content to make things like biscuits and pancakes more tender.

What is better than Bisquick? ›

We tested 5 pancake mixes and the winner was clear. We tested five national brands of pancake mixes. The contenders were Krusteaz, Aunt Jemima (both Buttermilk and Original), Hungry Jack, and Bisquick. Aunt Jemima's Buttermilk pancakes were the best, while Bisquick's mix left a lot to be desired.

What is a substitute for milk in Bisquick? ›

You could use almond “milk”, soy “milk”, coconut “milk”, oat “milk” or any of the other vegetable based pseudo-milk products, but you will lose much of the nutritional advantages of using actual milk! For example, almond milk provides one gram of protein per 8oz serving.

Can I substitute Jiffy baking mix for Bisquick? ›

Yes, Bisquick is the same as Jiffy. They are both included in the category known as ready-to-use baking mixes. Ready-to-use mixes are convenient because they do not require measuring ingredients by hand.

Is Bisquick basically self rising flour? ›

Self rising flour consists of flour, salt, and baking powder. Bisquick contains all of these ingredients plus hydrogenated vegetable shortening. One cup of Bisquick can be substituted by a mixture of one cup of flour, 1½ teaspoons of baking powder, ½ teaspoon of salt, and 1 tablespoon of oil or melted butter.

Is Bisquick and Jiffy the same thing? ›

Yes, Bisquick is the same as Jiffy. They are both included in the category known as ready-to-use baking mixes. Ready-to-use mixes are convenient because they do not require measuring ingredients by hand.

What makes Bisquick not rise? ›

Why are my biscuits heavy and why didn't they rise? o Not enough Bisquick or too much liquid. o Too little or too gentle kneading. o Dough stood too long before baking.

Can you substitute eggs in Bisquick? ›

Baking Powder serves as the egg substitute, giving the waffles an extra fluffy quality. Non-Dairy Milk helps form the batter and replace some of the liquid lost from making waffles without eggs. Any kind works! Pure Vanilla Extract enhances the flavor and richness but is optional.

Can you use carbquik instead of Bisquick? ›

A: Yes. I found it is 1 to 1 ratio to bisquick.

What happens if you accidentally use pancake mix instead of flour? ›

Measurement Adjustment: When substituting pancake mix for flour, you need to adjust the measurements. For every cup of flour required in the recipe, reduce it by 2.5 tablespoons to account for the leavening agents and sugar already present in the pancake mix [3].

What makes Bisquick different from flour? ›

The Main Differences

Convenience: Bisquick is designed to be a convenient option for baking, as it already contains the necessary leavening agents and fat, whereas flour requires additional ingredients such as baking powder and fat to achieve similar results.

What's the difference between Bisquick and regular pancake mix? ›

Pancake Mix – Pancake mix is a lot like Bisquick, but it may yield a slightly sweeter result due to its sugar content. Jiffy Baking Mix – Use Jiffy baking mix in place of Bisquick and get delicious results!

Is Bisquick the same as all purpose baking mix? ›

You cannot directly use Bisquick in place of AP flour.

According to the company web site and Wikipedia, Bisquick consists of bleached all-purpose flour with several other ingredients, including fat (shortening), leavening (baking powder), sugar, and salt. It is essentially a self-rising flour with added fat.

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