I fell in love with the ease of baking with Bisquick back in college, but with adulthood I have said goodbye to Bisquick, ramen noodles, and SpaghettiOs.
Now that I no longer sleep until noon I have time for a better Bisquick alternative… a homemade baking mix that can be whipped up in minutes and lasts months!
The great thing about this mix – I get to control the quality of ingredients used. I’m not sure I can trust Betty Crocker (makers of Bisquick) with this.
Sorry Betty. Can I call you Betty? It’s nothing personal. Your bright yellow box is very appealing, but I think my drop biscuits taste better.
Homemade Baking Mix
Use this baking mix in any recipe that calls for Bisquick.
- 6 cups flour – I use 3 cups organic whole wheat and 3 cups organic pastry flour (buy flours here)
- ¼ cup aluminum-free baking powder (find it here)
- 2 Tbsp organic cane sugar (find unrefined cane sugar here)
- 1 tsp sea salt (where to buy sea salt)
- 1 cup cold butter, preferably from pasture-raised cows
- Mix together dry ingredients in a large bowl (or pulse in a food processor).
- Cut in butter with a pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles fine crumbs. (If using a food processor, add butter and pulse until crumbly texture is achieved.)
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Mixture will last several months. Makes about 7 cups.
Use your baking mix for simple homemade biscuits!
- 1 cup baking mix
- ⅓ cup milk or buttermilk
Combine ingredients and stir just until moistened. Drop onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 450° for 10-12 minutes. If you want perfectly round biscuits, knead dough on a floured surface and cut with a juice glass before placing on cookie sheet. Optional: Spice up your plain biscuits by adding cheese, herbs, or spices to the baking mix before adding the liquid.
Try this pancake recipe for a fast homemade breakfast!
- 2 cups baking mix
- 1 cup milk or buttermilk
- 2 eggs, beaten
Combine ingredients and whisk until blended. Cook pancakes on a hot griddle. Don’t forget the add-ins…blueberries, chocolate chips, bananas, or just plain maple syrup!
Mix it Up
So feel free to bypass the big yellow box in the grocery store from now on. This one is easy enough for any DIYer. 🙂