This Homemade Bisquick Mix is a kitchen shortcut that you’ll love! It takes just a few minutes and a short list of ingredients to make, and it’s so convenient to have a homemade version of this baking mix on hand for easy biscuits, fast fluffy pancakes, and so much more.
It’s a fact–Bisquick is a handy thing to have in your pantry. But when you make Bisquick from scratch, it’s even better! It’s so easy to make your own homemade Bisquick mix with common (and pronounceable) ingredients AND for a fraction of the price.
If you’ve ever wondered how to make homemade Bisquick, you’ve come to the right place. I’ll show you how fast and easy it is to make–and how convenient it is to have in your pantry!
Why I LOVE this recipe!
- Simple, straightforward recipe – Just five simple pantry ingredients go into homemade Bisquick mix, and no food processor, stand mixer, or other special equipment needed to make it!
- Saves money – With grocery prices at an all-time high, making your own Bisquick mix for a fraction of the price is a huge win.
- So versatile – You can make so many things with homemade Bisquick mix! Pancakes, biscuits, dumplings–anything you’d use boxed Bisquick for.
- Fast to make – It takes just 10 minutes to make a big batch!
This Homemade Bisquick recipe is as simple as promised! Just a few ingredients and 10 minutes for a mix that will make so many family friendly favorites.
In this section I am going to go through a few tips and tricks I use for how to make homemade Bisquick mix to get the absolute best and most delicious results.
Make sure to scroll to the bottom for the FULL recipe card.
Ingredients + Substitutions
- Flour – I use all-purpose flour in my homemade Bisquick mix. You can substitute in some whole wheat flour if you like, but it may make your recipes a bit more dense.
- Baking powder – A leavening agent that will help your pancakes, baked goods, etc. rise.
- Sugar – A small amount of sugar adds just a touch of sweetness for well-rounded flavor. You can leave out the sugar if you prefer.
- Salt – Enhances the flavors. You can use table salt, low-sodium salt, or fine sea salt.
- Butter – I prefer unsalted butter so that I can better control the salt content of my homemade Bisquick mix. You can use salted butter if it’s what you have on hand, but you’ll probably want to reduce or omit the salt or your baking mix may end up too salty.
Make sure to see the recipe card at the bottom of this post for the full quantities and ingredients list.
If you love this recipe as much as we do and want a quick way to change it up for variety, this tip will do the trick!
- Homemade bisquick with shortening– You can use vegetable shortening if you prefer. It should be chilled and cut into small cubes and is best mixed in a food processor to help the shortening break into smaller bits and really incorporate into the mix.
- Make whole-wheat Bisquick mix– Swap in whole-wheat flour for a heartier mix. Note the items you make with a whole-wheat version will likely have a denser consistency.
- Add a garlic and herb twist– Mix in 2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning and 2 teaspoons of garlic powder for garlic-herb homemade Bisquick mix.
Recipe Step by Step
I am going to highlight a few key steps in the recipe here, but make sure to jump down to the recipe card for comprehensive instructions on how to make Homemade Bisquick Mix.
Add flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt to a large bowl.
Mix together until well-incorporated.
Use a microplane grater or the fine side of a cheese grater to grate the butter over the flour mixture.
Stir until the butter is worked into the dry ingredients.
- Use COLD butter – Make sure your butter is very cold, preferably straight from the refrigerator. If it is too soft, you won’t be able to grate it.
- Grate the butter finely – Use a Microplane grater, the fine side of a handheld grater, or a box grater for the smallest pieces of butter possible.
- Use fresh baking powder – Check the expiration date on your baking powder. You want it to be fresh or your mix might result in goods that don’t rise enough or at all.
How to use Homemade Bisquick
You can use Homemade Bisquick in the same ways that you would use regular Bisquick. Here is a few of the most popular things to make:
- Biscuits– 2.25 cups of Homemade Bisquick + 2/3 cup milk
- Pancakes– 2 cups Homemade Bisquick + 1 cup milk + 2 eggs
- Waffles– 2 cups Homemade Bisquick + 1 1/3 cup milk + 2 tablespoons vegetable oil + 2 eggs
- Sausage Balls– 2 cups Homemade Bisquick + 16 ounces breakfast sausage + 16 ounces cheddar cheese
- Dumplings– 2 cups of Homemade Bisquick + 2/3 cup milk
Leftover Homemade Bisquick
If you have leftovers after making this recipe, then it is your lucky day! It will save well, and can make the start of another delicious dish.
To save leftovers:
- Transfer to an airtight container such as a large mason jar and store in a cool, dry, room temperature place (like your pantry). The shelf life of homemade Bisquick mix is up to three months.
What makes Bisquick different from flour?
Bisquick is a mix of ingredients that includes flour, but it is much different than flour. Bisquick mix also includes a leavener (something to make it rise), a fat (in the case of this recipe, butter), and sugar and salt. Store-bought Bisquick also contains corn starch, dextrose, vegetable oil, and monoglycerides.
What’s the difference between Bisquick and regular pancake mix?
Pancake mix and Bisquick are very similar. Pancake mix may be a bit sweeter.
Do Bisquick pancakes taste as good as homemade pancakes?
It’s really up to individual tastes, but in our opinion, Bisquick pancakes made with this homemade Bisquick mix recipe are excellent!
What’s the difference between cake flour and Bisquick?
Cake flour is a finely milled flour with a lower protein content. Bisquick is a baking mix with flour, sugar, salt, a leavener, and fat.
More EASY Homemade Recipes
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- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons cold butter
- Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Mix.
- Use a microplane, or the fine side of a grater, and grate the butter into the flour mixture.
- Toss the butter in the flour mixture and work with a fork until the butter is incorporated into the mix.
- Combine this mix with 2/3 cup milk and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil.
- Mix to make a dough. Drop 8 rounded spoonfuls on a baking sheet.
- Bake at 450˚F for 10-12 minutes or until cooked through.
- Combine this mix with 1 cup of milk, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, and 2 eggs.
- Pour 1/4 cup on a hot greased skillet or griddle.
- Cook for about 90 seconds, then flip and finish cooking on the other side.
- Combine this mix with 2/3 cup milk.
- Drop spoonfuls into boiling soup.
- Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
- Cover and continue to cook for 10 additional minutes.