Homemade Bisquick Mix Recipe (2024)

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This homemade Bisquick is made with just 5 simple ingredients and takes just minutes to mix up. It’s cheaper, healthier and tastes amazing. Use it for all your baking mix needs!

Homemade Bisquick Mix Recipe (1)

If you are like me and looking for ways to eat healthier and save at the same time, then you’ll love this copycat “Bisquick” mix!

It takes just minutes to make, is cheaper than buying the Bisquick brand and it doesn’t have any ingredients that you don’t recognize or can’t pronounce.

On top of all that, we actually like the things I make with this homemade mix better than when I made them with the Bisquick brand! Definitely a win all around!

Here are a few of my favorite recipes that use this Bisquick substitute:

  • Easy John Wayne Casserole
  • Bisquick Chicken Alfredo Casserole
  • Easy Bisquick Chicken Pot Pie
  • Crustless Zucchini Quiche

If you want more ideas of recipes to make using this mix, this collection of over 25 tasty recipes made with Bisquick is helpful!

Homemade Bisquick Mix

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Homemade Bisquick Substitute

This homemade Bisquick mix is made with simple ingredients and takes just minutes to make!

Prep Time5 minutes mins

Total Time5 minutes mins

Cuisine: American

Servings: 6 cups

Author: Lydia @ ThriftyFrugalMom.com


  • 5 cups all purpose flour (you can use up to half whole wheat flour)
  • 1/4 cup baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup butter (see notes)


  • Mix dry ingredients together then cut in butter until crumbly. (I like to use apastry blenderto do this.)

  • Store in refrigerator and use cup for cup as you would Bisquick. (see Notes below)


If you use vegetable shortening instead of butter, you can store the mix at room temperature.

She said “I have successfully made this homemade Bisquick mix using a 1 to 1 Gluten Free flour mix. I hope this helps someone on a GF diet.”

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  • Homemade Cool Whip
  • Homemade Cream Soup Mix
  • Homemade Mexican Dressing
  • Best Ever Chocolate Cake (no eggs, no butter)


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  1. Marge

    When we make these biscuits, how long and what temperature?


    • Lydia Beiler

      Just to be clear, this is a baking mix that can be used for making biscuits, pancakes and more. You can use it like you would store bought Bisquick mix. (In case you are located outside the US, Bisquick is the name of a brand that sells baking mixes.)

      If you want to use it to make biscuits, you can mix together 2 1/4 c. Homemade Bisquick mix and 2/3 c. milk. Drop the dough by spoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet and bake at 450 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until they are lightly brown. I hope that helps!


  2. Barb

    Can this mix be frozen?


    • Lydia Beiler

      Yes! I have frozen it often.


      • Robin

        I love this recipe! I make it with butter and freeze the mix. Everything turns out perfectly. I do mix it in my food processor. Starting with 3 cups of flour and remaining ingredients, blitz until butter is well incorporated then add remaining flour and blitz again. Easy and fun! I’ve made dumplings, biscuits and pancakes so far. I’m looking forward to making the coffee cake!!


        • Lydia Beiler

          Thank you for sharing this, Robin! Yes, a food processor would work well, I’m sure. Can you believe I only have a very small one (like 2 cups in size)? I’m so happy to hear that you are loving the recipe. I’m curious, are you using the mix directly from the freezer? I’ve thought of trying that but never have. If it works, it would be super handy!


  3. Natasha

    How long can you store this for?


    • Lydia Beiler

      It can be stored as long as the shortest expiration date of the ingredients. So if your baking powder has the soonest expiration date, that is the one that you would use.


  4. Diane Crotty

    How long will it last either in the fridge or the cupboard?


    • Lydia Beiler

      It can be stored as long as the shortest expiration date of the ingredients. So if your baking powder has the soonest expiration date, that is the one that you would use.


  5. Angela

    I need to make this to have on hand for dinners. Winter prep is in full swing.


    • Lydia Beiler

      It’s so easy to mix up!


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Homemade Bisquick Mix Recipe (2024)


What are the ingredients in Bisquick all-purpose baking mix? ›

Ingredients. Enriched Flour Bleached (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), Corn Starch, Leavening (baking soda, monocalcium phosphate, sodium aluminum phosphate), Dextrose, Vegetable Oil (palm, sunflower, canola, and/or high oleic soybean oil), Sugar, Salt, Monoglycerides.

What can I use if I don't have enough Bisquick? ›

Yes, you can substitute Bisquick with a combination of flour, baking powder, salt, and shortening or butter. For every cup of Bisquick needed in a recipe, use 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1½ teaspoons baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoons shortening or cold butter.

Can I use regular pancake mix instead of Bisquick? ›

While pancake mix and Bisquick share many ingredients, the two are not the same. The main difference is that the pancake mix is sweeter. Most pancake mixes can be used in place of Bisquick and vice versa in sweet recipes. Compare your pancake mix with Bisquick's ingredient list before swapping.

How long does homemade Bisquick last? ›

Place homemade Bisquick into an airtight container and store within the refrigerator for up to 3 months.

What is biscuit baking mix made of? ›

A multi-purpose mix made up of flour, sugar, salt, vegetable shortening and baking soda. Bisquick is a brand-name product produced by General Mills. It is said that Bisquick was invented when an executive from General Mills met a dining car chef who mixed lard with dry ingredients ahead of time for making biscuits.

Is Bisquick just all purpose flour? ›

How does Bisquick differ from regular flour? Bisquick differs from regular flour in that it already contains a blend of ingredients, including flour, leavening agents, and sometimes added flavors or spices.

Why do my Bisquick pancakes fall apart? ›

Batter is too cold. When using a refrigerated batter, warm slightly before using. Stir the batter lightly with a whire whip before depositing the pancakes. Batter has separated.

Can I use self-rising flour instead of Bisquick? ›

Self-rising flour might be able to be used but it's missing the shortening that is often needed and accounted for in those recipes that use Bisquick so I do not recommend it. How to store homemade Bisquick? Place your Bisquick in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 3 months.

Can you substitute eggs in Bisquick? ›

Baking Powder is the egg substitute in these eggless pancakes and gives them an extra fluffy quality. Unsweetened Plant Milk, of any kind, will do! I love soy milk because it generally has the highest protein content of all the non-dairy milk. Almond milk or oat milk would also work great.

Is it OK to use year old Bisquick? ›

A: An unopened package of Bisquick can last for approximately 12-18 months past the printed best-by date when stored in a pantry.

Should Bisquick be stored in the refrigerator? ›

Q: How should I store Bisquick mix? A: To keep Bisquick mix fresh, store it in an airtight container or plastic bag in a cool, dry place, like on your pantry shelf. For long-term storage, keep it in the refrigerator or freezer. If frozen, bring it to room temperature before using.

Why did they change Bisquick? ›

The Bisquick available today is not the same one sold early on. In the late 1960s, General Mills decided to change the recipe. They wanted to make biscuits lighter and fluffier in texture. To do this, they added buttermilk and more shortening, and then began selling the product as New Bisquick.

What is a substitute for all-purpose baking mix? ›

You can make a substitute for 2 cups of baking mix by mixing together 1 ¾ cups of all-purpose flour, 2 ½ tsp of baking powder, ¾ tsp of salt and â?? cup of shortening. This baking mix substitute includes sugar, so it will be sweeter than the basic recipe.

What are the bioengineered ingredients in Bisquick? ›

  • This product contains the following ingredient(s) that may be genetically engineered or derived from GE crops: Sugars, Dextrose, and Soy Flour [read more]
  • Environmental Impact: Contains eggs, which have a lower carbon footprint than meat.

What is the difference between regular Bisquick and gluten free Bisquick? ›

Classic Bisquick® has fats in the mix whereas, the gluten-free version does not. My recipe contains oil and needs to be refrigerated after being mixed. It will last up to one week in an airtight container in the fridge.

What is the difference between original Bisquick and Heart Smart Bisquick? ›

Bisquick Heart Smart Pancake and Baking Mix is an option for customers who don't want to eat trans fat (and don't want to make their own homemade version of Bisquick). This variant contains no partially hydrogenated oils and has zero grams of trans fat.


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