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Craving biscuits and out of store bought mix? Make this easy Homemade Bisquick Mix as a substitute for quick biscuits, pancakes, cinnamon rolls and casseroles.
Our family is generally a “from scratch” family, even when it takes a little more time and a few more ingredients. Homemade biscuits with loads of butter and our “folding” technique, homemade pie crusts and even seasoning mixes we find so much better than store bought.
But when times get tough and ingredients get scarce, we’re not afraid to use store mixes, or make copycat recipes of those classic mixes that we grew up on.
I found this recipe in my old cookbook titled Amish-Country Cookbook. This cookbook is over 40 years old and is a goldmine for recipes like this! This homemade bisquick mix is easy to make and can store at room temperature for up to a year. More on storing this mix safely below!
Bisquick brand biscuit mix is a box mix you can find in the baking aisle of your store. If you can’t get to the store, it is super easy to make on your own! There are just 4 ingredients:
We use shortening because it is great for long term storage. Another option besides shortening is lard. You can find lard in the baking aisle of your grocery store. It’s what we use in homemade tortillas that make them turn out so beautifully!
Can I use butter in homemade biscuit mix? Yes! You can use unsalted butter if you’d like, but please note that you’ll need to store the mix in your refrigerator or freezer if you use butter in order to keep it fresh. With butter, you’ll want to use this mix within 3-4 months.
This always ready biscuit mix is safe to store at room temperature in an airtight container. You’ll want to store it in a cool, dry place. Humidity and heat can affect the texture of this mix.
If you have space in your fridge or freezer, you can store the mix in there too! Then you don’t have to worry about the mix getting too warm.
There are many recipes you can make with homemade bisquick. Any recipe that calls for Bisquick, use this mix instead in equal amounts. Here are a few of our favorites: