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Easy Bisquick Substitute

Homemade baking mix is simple to make and use in pancakes, biscuits, and more!

Easy Bisquick Substitute

Bisquick can make baking easier than ever. With its pre-measured blend of flour and leavening ingredients, this baking mix can save you some serious time.

However, that time savings goes out the window if you realize you forgot to buy Bisquick at the store. It can happen to the best of us, and the good news is that it’s easy to make a Bisquick substitute at home!

You can create this homemade baking mix recipe from ingredients you already have in your pantry, and in no time you’ll be on your way to Bisquick recipe bliss.

Makes3 cups



  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons shortening, oil, or melted butter

Bisquick Substitute Recipe

  1. Mix dry ingredients together in a medium sized bowl.

  2. Slowly add the shortening, oil, or butter into the dry mix; try to evenly disperse it. Mix well.

  3. Store in an air tight container in a dry place for up to four months. Use as much as you would Bisquick.

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How to Make Bisquick Pancakes

One of our favorite uses ever for Bisquick is making delicious, fluffy buttermilk pancakes. This recipe can be made using Bisquick replacement like the one above, or it can be made using the store bought mix.

As mentioned above, you can use the same amount of Bisquick substitute as you would use regular store bought mix.

  1. Mix 2 cups Bisquick Substitute, 1 3/4 cups buttermilk (or homemade buttermilk substitute), 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 1 egg. Stir until combined.

  2. Heat skillet on medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray. Pour batter onto hot skillet and cook until top starts to bubble, then turn. Cook until golden.

  3. If you're looking for a delicious twist on Bisquick panakes, try these irresistible Bacon Pancake Dippers. 

    They're still made with Bisquick substitute, but they also have one of our other favorite breakfast ingredients (and they're great on the go!).

More Delicious Recipes with Bisquick

Pancakes might be one of our favorite uses for Bisquick, but there are so many other creative uses for this ingredient. Try one of these delicious recipes using our homemade Bisquick this week. You'll save so much time over the more traditional versions of these recipes.

Slow Cooker Bisquick Chicken and Dumplings​
Sunday Morning Shortcut Cinnamon Rolls​
Extraordinary Bisquick Peach Cobbler
Baked With Love Zucchini Casserole​

Did you know that when Bisquick was first on the market, it was a game-changer in terms of getting dinner on the table quickly? The premade mix saved home cooks so much time. It was so popular that even celebrities like Clark Gable and Shirley Temple became spokespeople for the baking mix!

Do you make your own Bisquick? Let us know in the comments below!

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I love having my fair share of mixes lined up in my pantry. There have been many meals that they have saved me time and money. This bisquick recipe is one of them. I would not be able to go without bisquick in my kitchen. I do use the shortening, as I have found that I usually use the mix up fairly quickly, and I have never had it go rancid. I just put the mix in a pretty jar and set in my pantry. I usually have to make this about once a month though. We use a lot of bisquick.

Bisquick is probably one of the best inventions ever to grace its presence in kitchens all around the world...And, although I refuse to pay those ridiculous prices for it in the store...not that it's not worth its weight in gold, but these days a girl has got to keep on budget. Luckily now that I have this recipe that will no longer be a problem. My only question is...wouldn't it be best to store it in the fridge to avoid the oil/butter from going rancid?


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