This Homemade Bisquick recipe is easy to make and can be used as a Bisquick substitute. Make biscuits, pancakes, waffles, and cobbler!
Bisquick is a great pantry staple because it reduces the number of ingredients you need for a recipe, making it easier to prepare breakfast, dinner, or dessert.
Here’s What You Need To Know About Homemade Bisquick
Ingredients Needed and Substitutes
Bisquick was invented by Carl Smith when he was inspired by the chef on a train who used his own pre-made mix to prepare biscuits for passengers. It has been sold by General Mills since 1931. This homemade bisquick is a copycat recipe made up of flour, baking powder, salt, and shortening.
- Flour: All-purpose flour provides structure and texture to the recipes you make using homemade bisquick. You can also substitute with gluten-free flour or whole wheat flour, but the texture of the recipes you make with it may vary.
- Baking Powder: This ingredient is essential to help your dish rise and give it a fluffy texture.
- Salt: Using salt enhances the flavor of your recipes!
- Shortening: We chose to use shortening when making this recipe because of the shelf-life. For a substitution, you could use vegetable oil or butter.
How To Make A Bisquick Substitute
This bisquick substitute only requires two easy steps: whisk and cut-in. Prepare the mix now so that it is ready when you need it!
- Dry Ingredients: Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt until thoroughly combined.
- Fat: Use a pastry blender or two knives to cut in the shortening.
Ways To Use Homemade Bisquick
This homemade bisquick is a copycat version of the store-bought kind. In other words, it is a basic baking mix that can be the starter for so many recipes! Depending on what you want to make, you’ll need to add ingredients to the homemade bisquick, such as eggs, milk, butter/oil, sugar, and spices/seasonings.
To use this baking mix to make pancakes, mix two cups of bisquick with one cup of milk and two eggs. Pour about 1/4 cup of the batter (for each pancake) onto a hot, greased griddle or skillet. Cook
For easy waffles, combine two cups of bisquick substitute, one and a third cups of milk, two tablespoons of vegetable oil, and one egg. Pour the waffle batter into the center of a hot, greased waffle iron. Close the lid and cook for about 4-5 minutes (for a regular-size waffle iron) until it stops steaming.
Drop Biscuits with Homemade Bisquick
To make drop biscuits, mix together two and one-fourth cups of bisquick baking mix and two-thirds cup of milk. Drop the batter by spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450˚F for 8-10 minutes.
Homemade Bisquick Label
If you want to print a label for your bisquick substitute, you can get it here: homemade bisquick label. Save the label to your computer. Print the label and resize it as needed using your printer’s settings. Cut the label out and glue it to your jar or container.
Frequently Asked Questions
Homemade Bisquick is made of all-purpose flour, shortening, baking powder, and salt.
Yes, you can make this recipe in a food processor. Pulse the flour, baking powder, and salt. Finally, add the shortening and pulse until crumbly.
Bisquick is a baking mix that includes flour as well as other ingredients that make it a shortcut so that you don’t have to pull out as many ingredients from your pantry!
More Ways To Use Bisquick Substitute
This Cheddar Bay Biscuits recipe is a Red Lobster copycat. Now you can have these tender, flavorful biscuits without leaving your home!
These Bisquick Biscuits with buttermilk are perfect for a breakfast of biscuits and gravy, or you can serve them as a dinner side.
Peach Cobbler with bisquick is a classic summer dessert that is quick to assemble so you can return to your favorite summer activities!
This Bisquick Strawberry Shortcake recipe has two layers of flaky shortcake with strawberries and whipped cream in the middle.
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Cut in the shortening until crumbly.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer for up to three months.