There is nothing more frustrating than when I am right in the middle of making pancakes, my favorite crustless quiche, or dumplings for chicken noodle soup, than when I go to get some store bought Bisquick mix and the box is practically empty! I tell you I am one of the last people that wants to run to the store and spend a ton of money on another box. I love Bisquick but it can be a bit pricey, especially in our small town. So I started making my own homemade Bisquick mix, and man is it a life changer.
I have always been someone that loves cooking from scratch and I find that it is really important to me to know what is in my food, especially pre-made boxed foods. Bisquick is one of those things. Its good enough, but I feel empowered when I can make something that is more homemade but still is as good as the original!
Now, I do not want to knock Bisquick in any way. I love using it for the convenience and many things you can use it for. But, having this little recipe in your back pocket is kind of a game changer when you are stuck at home, maybe you cant get to the store, or maybe they are all out of it. That has been our reality these days, hasn’t it? Its time to take back our food. This is just one way to give yourself the empowerment to keep things at home.
I have quite a few recipes that use Bisquick in the mix, and I find I always attempt to make them when I have no idea I am out of Bisquick, and that is why I started making my own homemade Bisquick mix. One of my favorites is my crustless quiche.
Lets talk about how easy it is to make homemade Bisquick mix:
This homemade Bisquick is super easy to make. It has simple staple ingredients that most of us already have in their pantries and fridge, including flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and butter or shortening(I have also used coconut that is flavorless).
The way I like to make this is by grating my ice cold or frozen butter into a large bowl. I then mix the flour, baking soda, sugar, and salt with the butter using my hands or a pastry cutter. The goal is to break down the butter until it is granulated and mixed into the flour mixture without any lumps. I use my hands most of the time so I can feel that all the butter lumps are gone.
You can how fine I have mixed it here.
Once it is all well blended, you want to store it in the fridge or freezer.
What can you use this homemade Bisquick mix for?
- I use this just like I would regular Bisquick mix. For pancakes, you would use 2 cups mix, 1 cup milk and 2 eggs. You can add more milk if you like a thinner batter.
- I love to use this homemade Bisquick mix in my crustless quiche.
Homemade Bisquick Mix
When you run out of your store bought Bisquick, why not make some homemade Bisquick mix and save a bit of money, control the ingredients and add a delicious skill to your kitchen repertoire.
- 5 cups flour (white or wheat) I use white
- 1/4 cup baking powder
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup butter (very cold or frozen) you can also use shortening or solid coconut oil, not liquid.
Collect all your ingredients. First, use a pastry cutter or use a cheese grater to grate the butter. I like to grate it because it makes it so much easier to incorporate into the flour mixture.
Add the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Using your hands or a pastry cutter to break down the butter into small pieces. You want it all to be very well blended, almost into tiny granules and not feel the butter at all, but when you press some mixture into your hands, it forms together. You wan the butter to mix into the flour without melting it.
Once everything is mixed together, put it in a tupperware or air tight container and put it in the fridge to store. If you use shortening or coconut oil you can leave it in the pantry but I prefer to it in the fridge or freezer.
Use this like you would regular Bisquick mix. The pancake recipe would call for 2 cups of homemade Bisquick mix, 2 eggs an 1 cup of milk.
I love to use this in my easy crustless quiche recipe and so much more.
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