Are you a fan of Bisquick? This homemade Bisquick substitute works amazingly. The homemade baking mix can be used in place of Bisquick in recipes and uses all-natural ingredients.
Bisquick was created in 1931 and has been called a miracle mix for years because it’s made many homemade recipes easier and given homemakers more time to do other things.
Bisquick started after a General Mills salesman was on a train and was hungry. He asked the chef if he could make him something quick. And what he was served was a plate of hot biscuits.
The salesman asked how the chef made them so fast and he said his secret was a pre-mixed blend of lard, baking powder, flour, and salt. This allowed him to wipe up biscuits in no time.
The salesman took this idea back to General Mills and they came up with what we now know as Bisquick. At first, they advertised it as a quick way to make biscuits that could beat even their mother-in-law’s homemade biscuits.
Soon home cooks were coming up with all kinds of ways to use the mix to make cakes, pies, cookies, and more. Bisquick jumped on this as well and created Bisquick cookbooks with all kinds of recipes.
One of my favorite vintage cookbooks is a vintage Bisquick cookbook, I’ve found so many recipes I love in it. I’ve even shared several of my versions of these recipes on the blog.
However, I don’t use Bisquick when I’m making these recipes. I’m not a big fan of some of the ingredients and make my own version that is likely closer to the version used on the train, only I use butter in place of lard.
It’s really easy to make and works as a 1-to-1 substitute for Bisquick. This is also great if you can’t find it where you live and it’s really cheap to make.
Homemade Bisquick Substitute
This homemade baking mix has just five simple ingredients you likely already have flour, butter, baking powder, sugar, and salt. And with it, you can make everything from biscuits to cakes.
You can store it in the fridge for up to 5-6 months or freeze it to store it even longer. If you freeze it you’ll want to put it in the fridge overnight before you use it but then it’s good to go.
This recipe makes 3 cups of baking mix but I really like to double it because I use it so often. I’ve used it in dozens of Bisquick recipes and they always turn out perfectly.
How to Make Bisquick
You can make homemade Bisquick in just three simple steps. Just grab your flour, baking powder, sugar, butter, and salt.
Mix your dry ingredients first, the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Make sure it’s all well mixed. After that you will want to add your cold butter, it’s important that it’s cold.
Next, you cut in your butter. If you’ve never done this before it’s really simple. Cutting in butter just means working large chunks of butter into dry ingredients, in this case, flour, baking soda, sugar, and salt.
You use a fork or pastry cutter to break the butter down into smaller places that are coated in the dry ingredients. For this recipe you want the mixture to be crumbly and to have no bigger than pea-size pieces of butter left.
Once it’s mixed you simply use it in your recipe or store it in the fridge for later. You’ll never need to buy Bisquick again.
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter, cold
- Mix flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
- Cut in cold butter with pastry cutter or fork, until mixture is crumbly.
- Store in fridge up for up to 5-6 months. It can be stored in the freezer for longer storage.
Free Muffin Cookbook
One of my favorite ways to use this baking mix is by making muffins. I have created several delicious muffin recipes using this mix over the years and I’ve put them into a printable cookbook for you to use.
It includes chocolate chip muffins, blueberry muffins, pancake muffins, apple cinnamon muffins, and several other delicious options, there are nine recipes total.
All you have to do to get the muffin cookbook is sign up below. You’ll get the cookbook in PDF form in your inbox and you can print it off or view it on your device and start baking.
I’ve got even more delicious recipes that use this baking mix that you can check out and enjoy. All of these recipes can use this baking mix or Bisquick if you already have that on hand.