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!

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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.”

Other recipes you might enjoy:

  • 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 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.

What is a substitute for Bisquick biscuit mix? ›

  • 1 cup flour.
  • 1 12 teaspoons baking powder.
  • 14 teaspoon salt.
  • 1 tablespoon shortening (Crisco)

What is Bisquick mix made of? ›

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.

Can I use pancake mix in place 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.

What is the best way to measure Bisquick? ›

Q: How should I measure Bisquick mix? A: For best results, spoon Bisquick mix—without sifting—into a dry-ingredient measuring cup and level with a straight-edged knife or spatula. Do not pack or tap the Bisquick mix into the cup.

Can I substitute Bisquick for regular flour? ›

Yes, Bisquick can be used as a substitute for flour in certain recipes, particularly those that call for a leavening agent such as baking powder or baking soda. However, it's important to note that Bisquick already contains other ingredients like shortening and salt, so adjustments may be needed in the recipe.

Is Bisquick just flour and baking powder? ›

Bisquick is a pre-mixed baking mix made by General Mills. It's main ingredients are flour, shortening, salt, and baking powder.

What's the difference between Bisquick and regular pancake mix? ›

Most pancake mixes are very similar to Bisquick and contain flour, leavening, salt and hydrogenated oil. Pancake mixes may contain slightly more sugar, though, resulting in a sweeter final product.

Is Jiffy buttermilk biscuit mix the same as Bisquick? ›

Yes, Bisquick is the same as Jiffy. They are both included in the category known as ready-to-use baking mixes. Ready-to-use mixes are convenient because they do not require measuring ingredients by hand.

Is Bisquick just all purpose flour? ›

You cannot directly use Bisquick in place of AP flour.

According to the company web site and Wikipedia, Bisquick consists of bleached all-purpose flour with several other ingredients, including fat (shortening), leavening (baking powder), sugar, and salt. It is essentially a self-rising flour with added fat.

Is biscuit baking mix the same as Bisquick? ›

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.

Who makes Bisquick pancake mix? ›

Bisquick – Brands – Food we make - General Mills.

What makes Bisquick different from flour? ›

If you've never had it, Bisquick is simply a premade baking mix made of flour, fat, leavening, and salt. What is this? It's traditionally used to make pancakes or waffles, biscuits, and muffins. But you'd be surprised at all of the ways you can use an all-purpose baking mix like this.

Why is Bisquick different than flour? ›

Bisquick is essentially self-rising flour (flour with salt and baking powder added) with the addition of some form of hydrogenated vegetable shortening. The shortening is the real point to Bisquick. Basically, it's everything you'd need to make biscuits except the wet so you can can make them faster.

What happens if you accidentally use pancake mix instead of flour? ›

Measurement Adjustment: When substituting pancake mix for flour, you need to adjust the measurements. For every cup of flour required in the recipe, reduce it by 2.5 tablespoons to account for the leavening agents and sugar already present in the pancake mix [3].

Can you substitute water for milk Bisquick? ›

To make Bisquick pancakes without milk (or Bisquick biscuits without milk), substitute an equal amount water or non-dairy milk for the milk called for on the recipe on the package. Add any other ingredients, such as oil and eggs, as instructed.

Can you substitute water for milk in Bisquick biscuits? ›

You can use water or non-dairy milk instead.

What happens if you just add water to Bisquick? ›

Preparing the Bisquick mixture with water instead of milk will not alter the taste of your pancakes or biscuits, but may make them slightly drier. Sift together in a large bowl six cups of Bisquick, 2 tbsp. of baking powder, 1 tbsp. of baking soda, 2 tbsp.

Can I just add water to Bisquick mix? ›

Just add water to biscuit mix, drop on cookie sh eet, bake and enjoy! Serve as a delicious breakfast food or as a scrumptious dinner side. For more than a century, Betty Crocker has been a popular creator of easy, delicious recipes.

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