I love making things that you normally buy in a box, at home. Especially when it’s as easy to make as this Homemade Baking Mix. I don’t make fresh biscuits nearly as often as I crave them, for one reason only. I’m lazy.

Bread isn’t a nutritional requirement when planning my evening meals so it’s often left out of the equation. Not, that I don’t love it. It’s just that when the clock strikes five I want to be done with my day and only  do the work that is required of me.

That ‘s the great thing about this mix. You whip it up one day, keep it in the fridge and any time you want fresh biscuits you take a couple cups out, add some milk and bake it up. You can also use this mix for any recipe that calls for a bisquick/baking mix. No need to go to the store when you have this stashed away in your freezer.

Since we are a small family this recipe is enough to last us a while. But, it can be easily doubled or tripled depending on the amount  your family will go through.

What are you favorite uses for Bisquick Mix?

Want a healthier alternative? Try out my Whole Wheat Baking Mix.

Homemade Baking Mix

adapted from allrecipes

  • 5 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  1. Mix together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.
  2. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 weeks or in the freezer for longer storage.

Makes approx: 6 cups

To make Biscuits

Mix together 1/3 cup of milk for every 1 cup of mix. Drop onto un-greased cookie sheets and bake @ 450ºF for 10-12 min.

*Add any additional ingredients you wish such as cheese or herbs before adding the milk.

* 1 cup of mix will yield about 6 biscuits.

To make Pancakes:

Mix 2 cups of mix with 1 cup milk and 2 eggs. Cook on hot griddle.

*I have not made the pancakes myself but have heard rave reviews about using this mix for them.

*As with the biscuits you can add any flavouring or other ingredient you would like, such as chocolate chips or blueberries.

Update: I whipped up these pancakes over the weekend and they truly are delicious. My husband usually does not get overly excited about pancakes and he flipped (ha) over these. The taste and consistency is a cross between pancakes and french toast. Eggy, buttery and delicious! He has now requested that this be my pancake recipe from now on. I won’t complain about that. :)

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