Homemade Dry Baking Mix – DIY Bisquick

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Homemade dry baking mix (DIY Bisquick) is easy to make and it’ll cost you a few pennies per batch to make, not dollars!

Homemade Dry Baking Mix (Bisquick Recipe)- Make your own homemade baking mix at home for a lot less money! Get the recipe from @itsyummi


If you’re the type of person who likes to save money on groceries, but hates sacrificing taste, you are SO much like me.

In addition to the lack of flavor, I also despise the added chemicals that are a part of many convenience foods.  That being said, there are days when I don’t feel well, I’ve got plans that require me to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible, and/or I’m just too danged lazy or tired to spend a lot of time preparing meals.

Those are the days when I love to reach for a convenience mix or ready-to-eat meal.

So in my effort to save a few dollars and some cooking time, but still have a grasp on what chemicals I’m putting into our bodies, I’ve started making some of my own pantry staples.  Items like homemade self-rising flour and homemade dry baking mix have been huge kitchen time savers for me.

DIY Bisquick - Make your own homemade dry baking mix at home for a lot less money!


Aside of the time and money savings, I love that this homemade dry baking mix recipe only uses five ingredients!  If you’re trying to watch your sugar intake, it’s made with only four.  If that’s not something to shout about, I don’t know what is.  Plus, it’s so stinkin’ easy to make a batch.

If you have a food processor, it can be ready to use in less than 3 minutes.  It’s as simple as combining the dry ingredients and then pulsing in the shortening.  If you’re using your hands or a pastry cutter, it’ll probably take you a minute or two longer.  That’s still far less time than it would take me to wait in the check-out line at the grocery store.

Homemade Dry Baking Mix (DIY Bisquick) is less expensive and better for you than the store bought kind! Get the recipe on itsyummi.com

If you have a go-to DIY recipe that you’d like to share or even one that you’d like to see me create a recipe for, I’d love to hear about it!

You can leave me a comment below this post and/or come share your thoughts with me on Facebook.  Or both! DIY Bisquick - Make your own homemade dry baking mix at home for a lot less money! Get the recipe on itsyummi.com

Even if you don’t have a recipe or idea to share, please leave me a message. I really need the validation that I’m not just creating posts for an audience of one. It gets lonely around here by myself.  😉

Recipes you can make make with this homemade dry baking mix:

Nectarine Crumb Cake

Nectarine Crumb Cake from ItsYummi.com


Buttermilk Cornmeal Biscuits with Honey Butter


Cheesy Ranch Biscuits


Cheesy Sausage Biscuits

I hope you love to use this homemade dry baking mix!

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Homemade Dry Baking Mix - DIY Bisquick

Prep Time 5 min

If you like the convenience and versatility of boxed baking mixes, but hate the added chemicals and expense of them, learn how to make your own!


  • 8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar (optional)
  • 1 cup all-vegetable shortening


  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl or the bowl of a food processor.
  2. If using a food processor, pulse to combine dry ingredients, then add shortening and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Otherwise, use a pastry cutter or your fingers to incorporate the shortening into the dry ingredients.
  3. Store tightly covered in a pantry or the refrigerator. Can also be frozen.

Recipe Notes

What exactly is "coarse meal"? Crumbly, but clumpy. Does that make sense? You'll have little bits of butter that are the size of peas.

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Homemade Dry Baking Mix (DIY Bisquick) - Make it yourself at home and save lots of money, and skip the chemicals, too!

Homemade Dry Baking Mix (DIY Bisquick) is less expensive and better for you than the store bought kind! Get the recipe on itsyummi.com - Use it for homemade biscuits, pancakes, muffins, cakes, and more!

Homemade Dry Baking Mix (DIY Bisquick) is less expensive and better for you! Make homemade biscuits, pancakes, muffins, cakes, and more!

109 Replies to "Homemade Dry Baking Mix - DIY Bisquick"

  • Shirley December 21, 2017 (4:35 pm)

    I’ve been making my own baking mix for quite some time. Great for gift in a jar. My favorite recipe is 7up biscuits. Awesome. My daughter adds chocolate chips too and makes a glaze to put over the biscuits as soon as they come out of the oven.

    • Becca December 21, 2017 (5:01 pm)

      Homemade baking mix is such a great pantry staple to have on hand and you’re right, Shirley… it does make great gifts! I love 7-up biscuits, too. Your daughter’s sweet biscuits sound REALLY good!

  • Jaime July 7, 2017 (12:01 pm)

    I just found this recipe!!!! I am wondering how much baking mix to use and what else to add for cakes, biscuits, pancakes, and waffles.

    • Becca July 12, 2017 (9:12 am)

      Hi Jaime!
      You can use this DIY baking mix as a substitute in any recipes that call for all-purpose flour and baking powder, so use whatever recipe you’d like to make the pancakes, muffins, cakes, etc. If the recipe calls for baking soda, be sure to add that as well.

  • Janet June 22, 2017 (4:08 pm)

    Might seem like a silly question, but is it safe to assume the calorie count listed is for the WHOLE batch???
    Also, how long can this be stored for in a pantry (in an airtight container of course.

    • Becca June 22, 2017 (4:21 pm)

      Hi Janet,
      Yes, the nutritional information is for the entire batch. As long as it’s well covered and you’re using shelf stable shortening (not butter) to make it, I think it should be good for up to 2 or 3 weeks.

  • Lauren Kelly Nutrition December 15, 2016 (6:04 am)

    This is such a great idea Becca! I am saving this and pinning for sure 🙂

  • Mira December 14, 2016 (8:23 pm)

    Time saver! Love the idea, pinned!

  • Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons December 14, 2016 (10:04 am)

    I love this! So glad to have these homemade mixes on hand when I’m in a hurry (and even when I’m not!)

  • Lady Behind The Curtain December 14, 2016 (12:05 am)

    I love the idea of making my own Baking Mix!

  • Megan @ MegUnprocessed December 13, 2016 (9:06 pm)

    This is great!

  • Debra November 27, 2016 (7:00 pm)

    Can you substitute the shortening with something else ????

    • Becca November 28, 2016 (7:28 am)

      Hi Debra,
      You can use butter as a substitute for the shortening, but if you do, the baking mix will no longer be shelf stable…it will have to be refrigerated. Unfortunately, refrigerating it will reduce the effects of the baking soda, so you may not have consistent results.

  • Artist Elaine December 25, 2015 (3:04 pm)

    I have been here before and, admittedly, it has taken me a very long time to finally try this mix. I did so this morning (Christmas morning), because we have a tradition of having Bisquick Fruit Swirl Coffee Cake with cherry pie filling. I was short of Bisquick, so I quickly put this together and used it for the remainder of what the recipe called for. It worked perfectly and now I have extra in my cupboard for future use-instead of a box of Bisquick with all of the chemicals! I do much prefer to make things from scratch for that very reason! I’m excited to try this for other things-and I again want to thank you, Chef Becca, for this recipe!

    • Chef Bec December 25, 2015 (7:06 pm)

      I’m so very happy to hear that the DIY Bisquick recipe worked well for you, Elaine, and thank you so much for coming back to let me know about it! I hope that you and your family had a very merry Christmas!

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  • Dnad October 18, 2015 (6:28 am)

    Hi Becca !
    Thanks for sharing this and all the others !
    Here in Europe (France), we’re not as much familiar with using baking mixes as you are overseas.
    I had never heard of Bisquick before… is this a kind of “cake mix” (as required in many US fun cakes recipes), minus sugar and flavor ?
    I’m trying to figure out on what circumstances this kind of mix would be useful in my kitchen ; I always weigh my ingredients according to the recipe (the many different textures in”pâtisserie” depend on the precision in ingredients weighing), and can’t figure out what to use and in what amount when a recipe calls for “cake mix”…
    Have a bright sunday !

    • Chef Bec October 18, 2015 (11:57 am)

      Hi Dnad!
      Thanks so much for stopping by, and for your comment. The reason that Europeans aren’t familiar with baking mixes is because the majority of you are so wonderful at baking from scratch! You likely don’t need convenience mixes, but to answer your question, baking mix is simply all-purpose flour with a bit of shortening and leavening agent (such as baking soda or baking powder) already mixed in. Here in the United States, we use the baking mix to quickly make a batch of biscuits without the mess of cutting the fat into the flour. All we have to do is add a bit of milk or water, roll or flatten the dough, and cut the biscuits. It can also be used to quickly prepare pancakes, waffles, and muffins. Basically any baked goods that require a little bit of fat and some leavening can be made with a baking mix such as this.
      I hope this answers your question. Have a beautiful day!

      • Sandra July 12, 2017 (1:59 am)

        Just to add to that – remember that what an American calls “biscuits” is a European Scone.
        Not a biscuit at all.
        A European biscuit is a “cookie” to an American.
        In other words Bisquicks makes great, simple scones for afternoon tea – just add liquid to the preprepared flour mix.

        • Becca July 12, 2017 (9:07 am)

          That’s great information to remember, Sandra. Thank you so much! I find the differences in our terminology fascinating!

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  • mary June 7, 2015 (4:16 pm)

    I would like to find a good substitute for wheat flour. I have boys who are allergic to wheat, but not gluten, that I need to feed. Any good ideas? I’m always on the lookout for good substitutes.

    • Chef Becca June 7, 2015 (8:32 pm)

      Mary, if your boys are only allergic to wheat, I would recommend using a substitute that’s equally high in gluten, such as rye flour. It does have gluten in it, so for the safety of your boys, please be sure that there’s not a gluten allergy involved before you use it. Rye flour should substitute cup for cup with wheat, so if the recipe calls for 1 cup of wheat flour, you’ll use 1 cup of rye flour instead. I hope that helps. Good luck!

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  • MikeS January 31, 2015 (12:13 pm)

    Does this recipe work with scaling? Such as, make with 1/4 of each ingredient,then for comparison make half of the batch immediately, then store the remainder for a couple of weeks.

    • Chef Becca January 31, 2015 (2:35 pm)

      Yes, Mike. You can absolutely scale the recipe up or down to your desired quantity.

  • Gloria Sim November 16, 2014 (5:26 pm)

    Could you tell me the Uk replacement of veg shortening please

    • Chef Becca November 16, 2014 (5:32 pm)

      Hi Gloria,
      In England (and possibly other parts of Europe) vegetable shortening is called white vegetable fat, and is usually sold under the brand names of ‘Trex’ and ‘White Flora’. I know certainly the flora doesn’t say on the packet what it actually is and it’s usually found with the cooking fats in the chilled section at the supermarket. If you can’t find either of those, you can substitute butter for the shortening, but then you’ll want to use the mix up right away, as for safety purposes, butter should be refrigerated, and unfortunately, baking powder doesn’t do very well when it’s refrigerated. I hope this helps!

  • pam October 21, 2014 (11:51 am)

    What do you add to the mix for pancakes please? Eggs, milk, etc. Thanks!

    • Chef Becca October 21, 2014 (12:17 pm)

      Pam, to make pancakes with the homemade baking mix, just use an equal amount of this mix for the flour that’s called for in your favorite pancake recipe, and then omit any baking soda or baking powder that the recipe calls for. Happy eating!

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  • sue August 20, 2014 (7:34 pm)

    this looks great-I love the convenience of bisquick but not the chemicals. Have you ever tried using whole wheat or “white wheat” for all or part of the flour? we’re trying hard to use mostly whole grains

    • Chef Becca August 20, 2014 (8:51 pm)

      Hi Sue. Thanks for writing! Whole wheat or whole wheat white flour can definitely be substituted, but bear in mind that everything made with them contains more gluten, so it comes out a lot heavier and tougher. Just keep in mind that your biscuits and pancakes won’t be as light and fluffy as you may be used to. 🙂

  • Crystal August 17, 2014 (4:46 pm)

    Hi, my husband uses Bisquick every weekend to make waffles (it’s the only thing he cooks), and it has become a weekly family tradition! That being said I have never been fond of the ingredients,so I really want to try your method! I also don’t like hydrogenated fat so do you think I could use coconut oil in place of the vegetable shortening??

    • Chef Becca August 17, 2014 (5:06 pm)

      Hi Crystal, I’m allergic to coconut, so I’ve never tried making this recipe with it. That being said, as long as coconut oil doesn’t require refrigeration, I can’t think of any reason that you’d have a problem using it. Good luck!

      • Sha in GA November 25, 2014 (10:35 pm)

        That is so good to know, since I like to use coconut oil as well. It does naturally harden at room temp, so it should be fine.

        • Chef Becca November 26, 2014 (7:43 am)

          I’m glad to hear that you’ll be able to use coconut oil in place of the shortening in this recipe, Sha. Sadly, I’m allergic to all coconut products, so I can’t give you any advice on what differences, if any, there will be in the end result.
          If you’d be willing to come back and let me know how well the coconut oil works as a substitute, I’d be very appreciative.
          Thank you!

    • Sara September 25, 2017 (10:55 pm)

      This is a crazy old comment but I was wondering if you ever tried this recipe with coconut oil? Did it work?

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  • christine August 16, 2014 (11:04 pm)

    gonna have to try this

  • Carol August 16, 2014 (4:08 pm)

    Love your recipes!! Would like it if I could them deliver to my email 🙂 Thank U! For posting them..

    • Chef Becca August 16, 2014 (4:18 pm)

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  • Christina July 26, 2014 (11:53 pm)

    HA! Nevermind! I just looked at the photo recipe….didn’t scroll down far enough to read your typed instructions! I’ll be giving this a try soon!

    • Chef Becca July 27, 2014 (9:22 am)

      I’m glad you found the solution, and I hope you find it as helpful to have around the house as I do, Christina!

  • Christina July 26, 2014 (11:50 pm)

    Could this be made in a food processor to be “fast” and cut in the shortening? Or would that be too harsh?
    I live in a small apt. and am always tight on space for things like Bisquick…but I always have these ingredients on hand!


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  • Megan May 28, 2014 (9:27 pm)

    One of my sons favorite foods is Cheese Biscuits made with Bisquick but I stopped buying the Bisquick because of the ingredients list. He will LOVE that I found a way to make it at home, thank you!

    • Chef Becca June 10, 2014 (1:36 pm)

      I’m SO happy to hear that, Megan! Nobody should have to go biscuit-less 😉

  • Penelope May 25, 2014 (2:53 pm)

    This looks easy….I don’t care for the “aftertaste” I get with Bisquick and it is darned expensive! Since I live alone, this will work well for me. I can use a lot of baking mix shortcuts! LOL! Thank you for sharing!

    • Chef Becca May 25, 2014 (3:44 pm)

      I agree with you about that nasty aftertaste with Bisquick, Penelope! Fresh is best 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by!

  • Phyllis L. May 19, 2014 (8:59 pm)

    Can you keep this in the refrigerator in a Ziploc bag or will it get moisture in it? How long will it last in the refrigerator? Thank you.

    • Chef Becca May 19, 2014 (9:01 pm)

      I wouldn’t recommend storing it in the fridge, Phyllis. If you get moisture in it, the baking powder will deactivate.

  • Tina H. May 18, 2014 (8:08 am)

    Can you substitute a certain amount of whole wheat flour for the 8 cups of all purpose? And would whole wheat pastry flour be okay? I never buy the real Bisquick but would love to make a batch of home-made!

    • Chef Becca May 18, 2014 (8:21 am)

      Tina, if you’ve ever baked with whole wheat flour, you might already be aware of this, but because of its high gluten (wheat) content, whole wheat flour does better in things like bread than it does in soft baked goods like pancakes and biscuits. For that reason, I wouldn’t recommend substituting it 100% for the all-purpose flour, but you could definitely do a 50/50 blend and see pretty decent results.

  • Artist Elaine May 17, 2014 (4:57 pm)

    Thank you so much, Chef Becca! I’m excited to try it-maybe for breakfast in the morning!

    • Chef Becca May 18, 2014 (8:22 am)

      I hope you enjoy the recipe, Elaine! I’d love to know how your morning breakfast turns out 🙂

  • Kyndra couloures May 17, 2014 (1:04 pm)

    Hi, if I wanted to make a large batch would that be ok so I’d have some ready for next time? If so what would be the best way to store it and how long will it keep? Thank you for this recipe And FOR Your help

    • Chef Becca May 17, 2014 (1:17 pm)

      Thanks for your question, Kyndra! You want to keep the mixture cool and dry, and well covered. If you store it that way, it should stay good for a couple of months. I keep flour in the freezer indefinitely, but the baking powder will deactivate if it gets moisture in it, so I wouldn’t recommend freezing this baking mix.

    • Chef Becca May 17, 2014 (1:18 pm)

      I’m sorry… I forgot to address your first question. You can easily double or triple this recipe with no problems 🙂

  • Artist Elaine May 17, 2014 (11:46 am)

    Can this be used as a direct exchange in any/all Bisquick recipes? I ask because I rarely use Bisquick for muffins, pancakes, etc.; when I use it, it is usually a specific Bisquick recipe for a fruity coffee cake or an “impossible” recipe, things like that. Thank you for sharing this because I do try to make as much at home from the best quality ingredients I can buy rather than rely on the questionable mixes full of ingredients I cannot pronounce!

    • Chef Becca May 17, 2014 (12:42 pm)

      Thanks for stopping by, Elaine!
      I’ve used this mix in everything from cakes to muffins to pancakes. If your recipe calls for flour and baking powder, you can use this mix for it. It’s pretty versatile!

  • Barbara Bailey May 17, 2014 (8:36 am)

    Must try store bought is getting very expensive.

    • Chef Becca May 17, 2014 (10:08 am)

      It sure is, Barbara! This way, you’ve got it on hand whenever you need/want it 🙂

  • Darcie May 17, 2014 (8:34 am)

    I have celiac’s and trust me the gluten free box is a lot more expensive and smaller than the reg mix 🙁 so my question is can you tell me if you can use all purpose gluten free baking mix to make this? Or would a different gluten free flour be better?

    • Chef Becca May 17, 2014 (10:12 am)

      I must confess that I’m not too familiar with the various gluten-free flours, but from a baking science standpoint, I would think that any gluten-free alternative should work. The key to the baking mix really lies in the leavening agent (baking powder) to cause it to rise slightly when making things like pancakes, etc.
      I would think that whatever you would typically use to make muffins, pancakes, or cookies would be perfect to try this recipe with.
      I’d love to hear back from you with the results! Good luck!

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  • Susanne November 12, 2013 (1:04 am)

    Is there a way to replace some of the baking soda with baking powder without the quality changing too much? I like the convenience of Bisquick but rarely buy it (like 3 times in about 10 years) because the high amount of baking soda really upsets my stomach.


    • Becca Heflin November 12, 2013 (10:58 am)

      thanks for your question, Susanne. I’m not sure if you know this, but baking powder is merely baking soda with cornstarch added to it. It’s not as powerful of a leavening agent, so to substitute baking powder for baking soda, you have to TRIPLE the amount the recipe calls for. That means you’d be using a full cup of baking powder in this recipe. I’m afraid it would upset your stomach even more. I’m sorry that I can’t help you.

      • Susanne November 12, 2013 (2:09 pm)

        Actually the info helps quite a lot. I never really knew what the conversion was between baking powder and baking soda, so it makes more sense now what percentage can replace the other. It took me meany years to find a recipe even just for pancakes that wouldn’t bother my stomach, and that seems like such a basic recipe for anyone to have on hand! 😀 With the easy 1:3 ratio I can play around with the balance and have the option of just leaving a small portion out all together because standard Bisquick often seems very ‘poofy’ compared to what I’m used to. Thank You! 😀


      • Nancy May 17, 2014 (8:00 am)

        A bit confused with your reply….the recipe says the ingredient is baking powder….is it supposed to be baking soda or baking powder ….1/3 cup. I will definetly be making this, thanks.

        • Chef Becca May 17, 2014 (8:09 am)

          I’m sorry for the confusion, Nancy. The recipe is made with baking POWDER

  • Jennifer June 28, 2013 (12:11 pm)

    I am on my third batch of this mix and I love it! It bakes just like bisquick and I have used it for pancakes, waffles and even 7up biscuits. Thanks for the great recipe.

    • Becca Heflin June 28, 2013 (12:18 pm)

      I’m SO glad you like it as much as I do, Jen! Thanks for stopping by to comment 🙂

  • Norma Thompson May 31, 2013 (11:49 am)

    Thanks I’m going to make it with Rice Flour so my husband can have it..The one thing he misses is my old recipes . So this should help.
    Thanks again.

  • Christina Hurtado May 31, 2013 (9:37 am)

    I just found this recipe on facebook. I would like to know on the 3 options you gave to store this recipe, how long is it good for before it expires. Could you please let me know before I make this? Thank you!

    • Becca Heflin May 31, 2013 (11:49 am)

      I apologize, but I don’t recall mentioning 3 options for storage. When I make it, I usually use it up within 2-3 weeks and I store it with my other dry goods in the pantry. Keep it in a dry area and in a sealed container. I wouldn’t recommend storage in the freezer because when the vegetable shortening thaws out, it may cause the flour to clump too much from the moisture. I hope that this helps you!

      • christina hurtado May 31, 2013 (11:57 am)

        The other option you had mentioned was the refrigerator too. How long would it be good in there? Thank you for responding as quickly as you did. I appreciate it.

        • Becca Heflin May 31, 2013 (12:09 pm)

          My guess would be about 2 weeks, Christina. After that, it will start to absorb flavors from the other foods in the fridge.

  • Annalise chavez May 31, 2013 (9:18 am)

    Thank you for sharing! I like the idea of eating and serving my family less chemicals. I believe the giant pesticide company known as Monsanto, makers of Round Up, sold everywhere, owns bisquick. Aka GMO’s. and this is one small way of fighting back!!! For our health !!!!
    Also gives me a reason to buy a food processor :))). Please keep them coming!

  • Opal Patrick May 31, 2013 (8:27 am)

    I am gonna try and make a batch later, hope it comes out fine.

  • Sandy May 31, 2013 (7:34 am)

    What a great idea – I will definitely be making a batch of this. Thanks 🙂

  • michele allison elwell May 31, 2013 (7:32 am)

    Thanks for this. I have been using Bisquick for years baking and cooking , muffins, bisquits, pancakes and coffee cake. Recently tried the chicken nugget batter for my daughter and she loves it. I run out alot and the store is 6 miles awy . I hate that the price went up and the box got much smaller. I dont like to use Jiffy, it’s just not the same, so Ill try this this weekend when I make pancakes.

    • Becca Heflin May 31, 2013 (7:42 am)

      Michele, I’m glad I’m not the only one who noticed that box getting smaller! I hope this recipe saves you lots of time and money!

  • Shirley May 31, 2013 (7:14 am)

    After hubby had heart attack, I got the “America Heart Association Cookbook” & one of it’s recipes was what they call “Master Mix”, and Hubby said it was better. They are basically alike, but here goes :
    5 lb. Flour
    3 cups Dry Milk
    1/2 cup Baking Powder
    3/4 cup Splenda or Sugar
    3 tbls. Salt
    3 tbls. Cream of Tartar

    Put in that order and mix thoroughly and store in dark & cool place or refrigerator.
    When using add 1/4 cup Canola oil or Olive oil to 2 cups of Mix
    Biscuits also add milk to desired consistency & roll out & cut.
    Pancakes or Waffles – add 1 or 2 eggs, oil & milk to desired consistency.
    (can add Vanilla or nuts or fruit . . . use your imagination.

    Whatever you use “Bisquick mix” you can use this recipe.

    • Becca Heflin May 31, 2013 (7:44 am)

      thanks for that hurt healthy version Shirley! I will definitely try it sometime!

  • Rebecca Evans May 30, 2013 (11:23 pm)

    Thanks so much for this recipe.I enjoy your post and all the yummy things you make.

    • Becca Heflin May 31, 2013 (7:45 am)

      thank you for coming by Rebecca! I’m so glad you enjoy my recipes.

  • Amy March 15, 2013 (9:51 pm)

    Love this and can’t wait to try it. Bisquick is SO expensive and I feel like I’m always running out of it! Would you use the same amount as regular Bisquick when cooking with it? For instance, I use the waffle recipe on the back of the bisquick box that calls for 2 cups of the mix.

    • Becca March 15, 2013 (9:59 pm)

      I hope you love the added savings this recipe will give you, Amy!
      Yes, I use it exactly as I would if I were measuring it straight from the box. I’d love to hear back after you’ve tried it!

  • Kim February 19, 2013 (3:49 pm)

    I am so happy to have found this recipe. We like biscuits and the store bought ones just arent the same. I am thinking about freezing batch size baggies of it so I can take a bag out and just add the milk for biscuits. I was wondering though … can I use butter instead of shortening? Thank you so much!! Kim

    • Becca February 19, 2013 (3:59 pm)

      Hi Kim! You’re absolutely right about the difference home made makes 🙂
      If you’re going to be freezing the mixture, you can absolutely substitute butter for the shortening. If you’re going to keep it in your pantry, I wouldn’t recommend it, as the butter will turn rancid without refrigeration.

  • [email protected] October 15, 2012 (7:00 am)

    So glad you posted this, I’m always running out of bisquick, just when I need it most! Pinned and I’ll be making up a batch today!

  • Lisa @akawest September 29, 2012 (9:00 am)

    Linky follower-in all of a minute, I couldn’t recall that. I have had my two cups of coffee in honor of National Coffee Day, so this lapse in memory must be age related. Argh!

  • Lisa @akawest September 29, 2012 (8:58 am)

    Okay, here’s a mega dose of validation-Pinterest, FB, Twitter, and Google+, at least I think that is all the clicking I did. The homemade Bisquick is a great idea. I still like those impossible pies, and haven’t made one in a long time. Now I don’t have an excuse.

    • Kimberley May 31, 2013 (1:09 am)

      Whats impossible pie?

  • [email protected] September 28, 2012 (8:18 am)

    Ok, this is silly, but it never occurred to me that I could use my food processor to cut in the shortening! That’s probably what that white plastic blade is for, yes?
    Thanks for that idea-revolutionizes things for me. I make a strawberry sour cream brown sugar cake during strawberry season and hate buying a box of Bisquick just for that item. So I’ve bookmarked this post and will dust it off next May.
    Oh-and I love how easy to read your site is!

    • Becca from It's Yummilicious September 28, 2012 (8:24 am)

      Not silly at all, Kirsten! It took me a year to figure out what the slicer blade was capable of doing! Thanks for your sweet comment! Becca

  • Sheryl September 27, 2012 (12:11 pm)

    No, you’re not typing this up for one! :))) I love this recipe and will be using it now instead of Bisquick. I too am trying to make most of my own food, getting rid of chemicals and anything processed or pre- packaged. I also follow f/b pages, which is where I got your link. and share a lot of recipes to my friends and family from them. I especially like that this recipe can be frozen.

    • Becca from It's Yummilicious September 27, 2012 (12:17 pm)

      YIPPEE!! I’m NOT alone! 🙂
      Thanks so much for your comment, Sheryl. I’m delighted to hear that my recipes are enjoyed…and worthy of sharing!

  • Jo-Anne September 27, 2012 (11:13 am)

    love it! thanks.

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