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Homemade Bisquick Mix Recipe

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All out of Bisquick? Then try our homemade bisquick mix! From biscuits to pancakes, this is the perfect substitution for your favorite baking mix.

We’ve all been there, searching the cabinet for a certain ingredient only to find you’ve run out. That’s why we have a how to make brown sugar post.

It can be a frustrating experience. That’s why Kim and I wanted to share our homemade bisquick mix.

All you need are four ingredients to create this baking mix substitute. After that, store it in a sealed container in your fridge.

A small scoop of the homemade bisquick mix on the counter.

How long can I store homemade bisquick?

This is best part; when it’s sealed in an airtight container, it will hold in your fridge for up to four months.

The bisquick mix in a mason jar.

How do I make my own Bisquick mix?

First, sift together 3-cups of all-purpose flour, 1 1/2-tablespoons of baking powder, and 2-teaspoons of salt into a large mixing bowl.

A wire mesh sieve with flour, baking powder, and salt over a bowl.

Next, use a knife to cube 1/2-cup of vegetable shortening. Then, use a pastry cutter to combine the shortening and flour mixture.

Vegetable shortening added to the flour mixture.

Continue to cut the ingredients together until a soft, lumpy mixture forms. Take a look at the photo below and use it as a reference.

The ingredients have been combined to form a soft, moist mixture.

Last, transfer the homemade Bisquick mix to an airtight container. I recommend a mason jar.

Place it into your fridge, where it can be stored for up to four months. It can be used for buttermilk biscuits, pancakes, and any other baking mix recipes.

A small measuring cup filled with the baking mix.

Homemade baking mix without shortening:

All you need to do is substitute 1/2-cup of butter or dry milk in place of the vegetable shortening. That’s the only change this recipe needs to make your own diy bisquick mix.

The bisquick mix in a mason jar.

Homemade Bisquick Mix Recipe

Yield: 7 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

All out of Bisquick? Then try our homemade bisquick mix! From biscuits to pancakes, this is the perfect substitution for your favorite baking mix.


  • 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Baking Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Shortening


  1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Use a pastry cutter to cut in the vegetable shortening until the mixture is soft and slightly lumpy.
  2. Store the baking mix in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 months


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of 1/2-cup homemade bisquick. Actual calories will vary.

**The recipe can be doubled**

Recipe adapted from

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 7 Serving Size: 0.5 Cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 327Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 668mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g

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