Baking Mix Recipe

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  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 12 cups of mix (12 servings)

Instead of buying Bisquick baking mix, make your own at home with a few simple ingredients.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Cook's Book of Uncommon Recipes by Barbara Hill (Sumner House Press).

What You'll Need

  • 8 cups flour (all-purpose, or 4 cups each all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour)
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups powdered milk (​nonfat milk)
  • 2 cups shortening

How to Make It

Mix flour, baking powder, salt, cream of tartar, baking soda, nonfat milk, and shortening together in large bowl (if you have a large mixer it is ideal to use for blending this mix but it can also be done quite adequately using a pastry blender to cut in shortening). Add shortening about a half cup at a time mixing well after each addition. The mixture will be mealy when mixed adequately.

Put in air-tight container and store either in a refrigerator or at room temperature.

Use within about 3 months.


For Biscuits:
Mix 2 cups of Baking Mix with 1/2 cup water. Bake at 450 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.

For Muffins:
Mix 2 cups of Baking Mix with 2 Tablespoons sugar, 1 beaten egg, and 2/3 cup milk. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.

For Pancakes:
Mix 2 cups of baking mix with 1 beaten egg and 1-1/3 cup milk.

For Waffles:
Mix 2 cups of Baking Mix with 1 beaten egg, 2 Tablespoons oil, and 1-1/3 cup milk.

You can use this mix to make biscuits, dumplings, muffins, coffee cake, pancakes, and waffles. It can also be used as an ingredient in casseroles and desserts.

Recipe Source: by Barbara Hill (Sumner House Press)
Reprinted with permission.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
443 Calories
35g Fat
21g Carbs
11g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)