Copy Cat Recipe - Homemade Bisquick (2024)

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What You Need

3 1/4 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

What To Do

Mix all the ingredients together well.

Enjoy! Use in replace of Bisquick

Copy Cat Recipe - Homemade Bisquick


: 1 Box


  • 3¼ cups unsifted all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1½ teaspoons salt


  1. Mix all the ingredients together well.
  2. Enjoy! Use in replace of Bisquick



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  • courtney

    Can you post the recipes you would use for waffles and pancakes? or where we can find them

    • christina smith

      you could go to bisquick’s website for recipes using “bisquick” for these. Or use an old box. I saved one of my boxes and put the recipes in my cookbook binder.

  • Amber

    Bisquick’s original mix is dairy free…do you have a possible substitution for the milk powder?

    • crystal

      I was wondering the same thing, I wonder if you could use soy milk powder??

      • Budget Savvy Diva

        You can 🙂

  • jessica

    How long does this stay good for?

    • Budget Savvy Diva

      I would use it within 6 months

  • Bridgett

    So do you just add water or what?

    • Budget Savvy Diva

      Use it like you would use Bisquick

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  • Emily

    Do you think I could substitute whole wheat flour for part of the all-purpose flour like I do in cookies? How about gluten-free all-purpose flour?

  • Leslie Cole

    Thanks so much for this. I’m not a huge Bisquick user, but my mom is. I think I will find a cute jar and make up a batch of this for her!!!

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  • Gabrielle - California Monkey Momma

    I needed some Bisquick for a recipe I wanted to make and thankfully, I remembered you posted this awesome alternative! I mixed some up and it came out AMAZING! Thanks for recipe!!

  • Mickey

    I live in Costa Rica and bisquick is really expensive thanks

    • Debi

      I go thru alot of Bisquick. It makes the thick and fluffy pancakes my family likes .And it is VERY expensive here so thanks for the alternative.

  • Tina

    Thank you for sharing what you have learned over the past 3 yrs. I have just learned that I have Celiacs within the past month and I am just embarking on all of these products. What brand of unsifted All-Purpose Flour do you use?

    • Budget Savvy Diva

      I use the red mill stuff that I showed in the video

  • Melissa

    Yay! As an American expat in Sweden I can NEVER find Bisquick – and have had to make pancakes from scratch for almost 10 years. Today I mixed up a batch of pancakes that taste just like home 🙂 My family and I thank you so much!

  • Nancy Ross Vecchione

    I found a great use for bisquick (although this was out of the box bisquick), I subbed it for flour in a chicken picatta recipe–it made the outside taste and look great. So if you’re putting together some bisquick, now you have something to use it for other than biscuits or pancakes etc.

  • Betti Hofer

    so this really doeasn’t have any butter or Crisco in it ?

    • amy

      ya, i noticed that, too. seems like all the homemade ‘bisquick’ recipes i’ve seen have crisco in it.

      can’t wait to give this a try. thanks.

      • Rhonda

        I was wondering the same thing about no butter or Crisco. What makes the dough stick together to make biscuits if there’s none in? I’m going to try it! It sure would be healthier without the grease!

        • KC Rails

          I agree about the lard. Looking at the photo, the consistency looks like lard/butter has been mixed in. It does not look like DRY ingredients only. I just posted the recipe I got off Pinterest and it uses lard. Adding the lard does not affect the life of the product as all ingredients are shelf stable.

  • Amanda Kerr

    What do you think about wheat flour instead of white? Do you think that would work?

  • KC Rails

    This is the recipe I have used for years, got it off Pinterest–search for it. I did alter the original recipe by adding the corn starch and it improved the texture of the products. THERE IS NO MILK PRODUCT AND THERE IS CRISCO. I too, question the lack of lard in the recipe.

    1 Bag of Flour (5lb. bag)
    5 Teaspoons Salt
    1/2 Cup Sugar
    2/3 Cup Baking Powder
    5 Tablespoons corn starch
    2 Cups Shortening (Crisco Style, no butter or margarine)

  • Tracey

    Hi, just wondering if you have an average cost for this vs. Bisquick? I understand things will change due to sales prices. Thanks.

    • Kristin

      I am wondering too!

  • Kelli

    Could you post the recipe to make pancakes or waffles? I have no idea what to do with the recipe now 🙂

    • Kelli

      OK I saw someone said go onto the Bisquick website for the recipe…but on there the recipes call for milk and sugar, but there’s milk and sugar already in the mix…So how have you all used the mix for waffles/pancakes?

      • Ashley

        This is going from memory on the back of the box.
        2 cups bisquick mix
        2 eggs
        1 cup milk.
        2 cups bisquick
        1 1/3 cups milk
        2 tbsp vegetable oil
        1 egg

        No sugar added

  • Milady

    This is actually Missouri Mix, which is very much like Bisquick. The difference is that Missouri Mix has milk powder in it, and Bisquick does not. You can find the recipe for Missouri Mix at the University of Missouri Co-Op web site, along with recipes for biscuits, pancakes, etc. using Bisquick. We learned how to make and use this in home-ec in high school.

  • April

    You saved my supper and behind with this one.
    Works just as well as the box!

  • Janice

    My hubby was recently diagnosed with celiac disease and it has been a hard/weird adjustment for us all because I am an avid baker and he’s an avid eater of baked goods! lol So I’m curious does the gluten-free all-purpose flour react the same as regular all-purpose flour? And is that what you would replace it with in this recipe?

  • marsha

    How long does this recipe last when storing?

  • J'Marinde Shephard

    I have been using Namaste all-purpose flour that I bought a case of on (Allergen free — no dairy, gluten or soy) (have tried others, but this is SUPERB!!!!) I bake almost every day and I absolutely LOVE the results with this flour. I use it to bread my chicken and fish, to make cakes, cookies, bars, etc.
    I LOVE IT! It acts just like regular flour (many claim to do so, but few meet that bar) and so I am going to make my baking mix with it. For my shortening, I went to Wal-Mart and bought a $5.98 bottle of Lou Ana Coconut oil. It is fantastic and will make a wonderful sub for Crisco or butter in this.
    As for how long to store, I have read (above) to use within six months or other recipes said to keep in the refrig in covered container for up to 9 months. I cannot imagine that there would be any left for that long. I believe that if stored in a cool dark place that one could keep it on the shelf for about 3 months or so – – if it lasted that long, as this is a POWERFUL and HANDY mix for so many things. I have to wonder about keeping anything with coconut oil in the refrig, as in my experience this oil gets like a rock in the refrig. Maybe the other ingredients would keep it softer – – or maybe one should measure out the needed amt and then let it set at room temp for an hour or so before using it. Just an idea – – LOVE all the comments, suggestions and help here. You are a GRAND BUNCH!

  • Deb

    Have you tried this using a gluten free all purpose flour? Would you add xanthum gum to the mix if you did?

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  • Jacydark

    do you have a Bisquick recipe that is gluten/wheat & milk free? My son is also allergic to egg & soy.

  • Tony

    where’s the fat in the bisquick copycat.?

  • Chandell Straley

    I love this and have used it for years. Now I would like to make it out of non wheat flour. Do you have a tried and true flour that you would recommend?

    • Sara

      I have never tried that – but it should work

Copy Cat Recipe - Homemade Bisquick (2024)


What is a substitute for Bisquick baking mix? ›

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 are the ingredients in Bisquick? ›

The ingredients in Bisquick Original consist of bleached wheat flour (enriched with niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin and folic acid), corn starch, dextrose, palm oil, leavening (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate), canola oil, salt, sugar, DATEM, and distilled monoglycerides.

Does Bisquick have baking soda and baking powder in it? ›

Is Bisquick just flour and baking soda? No, Bisquick has baking powder, not soda, shortening, and salt in it.

Is pancake mix the same as 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 better than Bisquick? ›

We tested 5 pancake mixes and the winner was clear. We tested five national brands of pancake mixes. The contenders were Krusteaz, Aunt Jemima (both Buttermilk and Original), Hungry Jack, and Bisquick. Aunt Jemima's Buttermilk pancakes were the best, while Bisquick's mix left a lot to be desired.

What's the difference between Bisquick and regular flour? ›

Bisquick differs from regular flour in that it already contains a blend of ingredients, including flour, leavening agents, and sometimes added flavors or spices. This pre-mixed nature makes it a convenient option for quick and easy baking.

Can I substitute self-rising flour for Bisquick? ›

Ingredients for Homemade Bisquick

All-purpose flour– you can swap out for self rising flour and omit the baking powder and salt. Baking powder– a leavening agent. Fine salt- adds acidity and flavor.

What can you substitute for milk in Bisquick? ›

Can you make Bisquick pancakes without milk? Yes, you can make Bisquick pancakes with plant milk or water instead of cow's milk. I recommend using unsweetened almond milk or cashew milk. You can use sweetened plant milk for sweeter pancakes.

What are the bioengineered ingredients in Bisquick? ›

  • This product contains the following ingredient(s) that may be genetically engineered or derived from GE crops: Sugars, Dextrose, and Soy Flour [read more]
  • Environmental Impact: Contains eggs, which have a lower carbon footprint than meat.

Which makes things fluffy or baking powder or baking soda? ›

Baking soda changes the texture of baked goods by causing a batter or dough to spread, while baking powder produces light, fluffy texture. Some recipes may call for baking soda or baking powder on their own, while others may require both ingredients to create the ideal balance for great texture.

What happens if you mix baking powder instead of baking soda? ›

Baking powder: Baking powder can be used to replace baking soda, though not at a 1-to-1 ratio. Because the former is not as strong as the latter, it's important to use three times the amount of baking powder as baking soda. Be aware, a slightly bitter, off-putting taste might result from using that much baking powder.

Why did they change Bisquick? ›

The Bisquick available today is not the same one sold early on. In the late 1960s, General Mills decided to change the recipe. They wanted to make biscuits lighter and fluffier in texture. To do this, they added buttermilk and more shortening, and then began selling the product as New Bisquick.

What is the best alternative to Bisquick? ›

Pancake Mix – Pancake mix is a lot like Bisquick, but it may yield a slightly sweeter result due to its sugar content. Jiffy Baking Mix – Use Jiffy baking mix in place of Bisquick and get delicious results! Krusteaz Baking Mix – Just like Jiffy, Krusteaz baking mix can be swapped in place of Bisquick with no issues.

Why are my Bisquick pancakes not fluffy? ›

Why don't my pancakes rise and get puffy? Not enough Bisquick or too much liquid. Batter stood too long either at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Bisquick stored too long.

Why do my Bisquick pancakes fall apart? ›

Batter is too cold. When using a refrigerated batter, warm slightly before using. Stir the batter lightly with a whire whip before depositing the pancakes. Batter has separated.

What is all-purpose baking mix? ›

An all-purpose baking mix is versatile in that it allows you to bake a variety of goods quickly, simply by mixing in a liquid and perhaps a fat (butter or oil) or two.

Can I substitute Kodiak for Bisquick? ›

The Kodiak pancake could have easily passed as a Bisquick pancake, albeit slightly darker. By making three pancakes — and three times the 1/3 cup serving size — I made three servings, adding up to a staggering 42 grams of protein.

Has Bisquick changed its formula? ›

If you use it in any recipes, you'll have to add oil now. At least in the United States, the packaging for Original Bisquick now says "new recipe directions". The recipe on the back of the box, for basic biscuits, says you need to add a tablespoon of oil.


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