Homemade Bisquick

Homemade Bisquick

I’ll admit it!  I love Bisquick…I know I shouldn’t, but it is just so convenient and honestly…doesn’t taste that bad.  With that said, it does have a lot of ingredients, so a few years ago I set out to make my own Homemade Bisquick.

It is so easy to make your own and it will last in your pantry for months.  I was shocked at how easy it really was to make my own and I am able to control the quality of the ingredients…if I want 100% organic, I can do that.  If I want a whole wheat version, I can do that.  I bet a gluten free version could be made as well.

Homemade Bisquick

2 cups flour
¼ cup shortening
1 tsp salt
2 tbls  baking powder

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and beat with mixer on low until it is the consistency of bisquick.  Use in any recipe where you would use regular bisquick.

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  1. Hi, I just made this recipe and thought 2 tablespoons of baking powder was too much but that’s what it said so that’s what I did and the biscuits are great except they taste like baking powder. I’m wondering if you meant to write 2 teaspoons?

    • Hi Kim, thanks for the head’s up. I’ll mix up a batch this weekend and see what the problem might be. Which biscuit recipe did you make and I will try to make the same one too.

  2. I pinned this on Pinterest today and made up a batch. Am going to try it tonight in a Cheeseburger In Paradise casserole (that I also pinned on Pinterest). Thanks for the recipe–I always appreciate making my own mixes w/o all of the added colors/preservatives.

  3. So, I just made this to top my chicken pot pie recipe cause I wasn’t about to fork out $4.99 for a small box of Bisquick…. And as I was making it, I saw that it called for 2 Tablespoons of baking powder. Is this right? Seems like an awful lot. For what I’m making, it isn’t crucial for it to be super-poofy, so I just put in 2 teaspoons in case it was a typo. Is it? Or is it actually 2 Tablespoons, and they just rise really high? Thanks.

  4. Does it matter what type of flour you use in this recipe? None of the “Homemade” Biscuick type recipes online say whether or not to use All purpose or Self Rising. I assume All Purpose would be the ideal flour to use. I love the idea of making my own and have experimented in the past.

  5. Homemade Bisquick? I am over the moon that I found this!!!! I have been buying Bisquick for so many years and so has my mother. I cannot wait to tell her about this. MY goodness…the money we’re gonna save! Thank you so much!!!

  6. Love make home versions of store bought stuff. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Hope to see you again this week.

    Everyday Mom’s Meals

  7. I needed this about 2 weeks ago but didn’t have time to figure out how make it. Thank you for posting it. I have pin it on my pinterest so I can find it easily next time!

  8. Hi, I am a new follower and I also added a recipe to your list! I am also doing a recipe on my blog and would love for you to swing by and add a recipe:) As for Bisquick its a great recipe but my belly doesn’t agree with shortening! I tend to add butter, where shortening is required. Do you think canned butter could work for the recipe so that you don’t have to refridferate the mix?


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