A lot of recipes call for Bisquick but this is not something I keep in my pantry.
For one, I just don’t care for the way it tastes and I never seem to have good luck using it. I surmise that because I do not use it often enough that the leavening agents expire – causing it to fail. Upon further investigation, I’ve also found that it Bisquick contains hydrogenated oil, which makes sense since it was originally developed to be a ready-made biscuit mix – the just add water variety.
There would need to be a fat included already in the mix. So what I needed was a Bisquick Substitution.
As a rule, I prefer not to buy a box of something (anything) and having it sitting in my pantry right next to the very same ingredients I need to make it myself. It just seems absurd.
Maybe I am old-fashioned – and that’s okay. I cook mainly in the tradition my Mom, my Grandmother and my Aunts have all taught me – from scratch – and I’m proud of that.
That’s not to say I don’t take some shortcuts myself now and then, it’s just to say I try not to as often as possible.
This mix will replace cup per cup of Bisquick, or equivalent product, in any recipe. I do not make it ahead of time, I simply prepare it as I need it.
This Bisquick Substitution Mix is perfect for my Loaded Breakfast Biscuits along with my Homemade Breakfast Sausage. It’s one of my favorite- on-the-go recipes.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp shortening , vegetable oil or melted butter
- with two forks or a pastry blender, mix the ingredients well until small pea sized pebbles form.
- Use cup for cup in any recipe that requires Bisquick or a similar baking mix.
10 thoughts on “Bisquick Substitution”
Recipe of ingredients is nice, but your nutrition information is very misleading. You show zero sodium and that simply is not true – 1 1/2 tsp of Baking Powder has about 732 mg of sodium and 1/4 tsp of salt has about 581 mg. of sodium. That amounts to 1,313 mg of sodium for your recipe – a serious problem for all those of us on restricted sodium diets.
Looks like the whole nutritional value was missing, it also showed 0 carbs… I have fixed the calculations and it’s been updated to reflect per cup of mix. Keep in mind you’d have to eat an entire cup of it to consume those values. Thanks for letting me know that was miscalculated.
sodium is still incorrect; I didn’t check anything else; Joe was accurate; 1313 per the full 1 cup recipe
Hello Joe and Susan,
I hope you are well. I took a look at the automatic calculating software in the recipe card. Indeed, it shows an error in the calculation of sodium in the baking powder (5.4 instead of 540 for 1/2 tsp). I updated this recipe with an approximate value for sodium. This will also vary by the brand you purchase. I have reached out to the app publisher to see if I can get this corrected.
This homemade Bisquick recipe rocks, and taste much better
This Bisquick recipe was so easy and tasted so much better. Ty
Tysm, these were so easy to make and much better tasting then bisquick
thanks for the recipe. I also never keep bisquick and so many recipes call for it.
Perfect! Thanks. I never buy bisquick so I’m always at a loss with this
I never keep bisquick so I was happy to find this recipe.