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Homemade Baking Mix – Better than Bisquick

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This baking mix is going to change your world!

My years of camping have taught me a lot, from starting an excellent campfire, to identifying edible plants in the wild, to camp cooking.

One thing I learned was an excellent recipe for an all-purpose baking mix that can be made ahead of time and later used as a base for many different recipes. Today, I don’t camp so much, but I still use this recipe at home because of its versatility and affordability. It’s just like Bisquick, but cheaper!

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For a real time saver, make this all-purpose baking mix ahead of time, store it in the freezer, and use it when you need it.

Oh, and did I mention that it requires just six ingredients that I’d be willing to bet that you have on hand in your pantry.

Because this recipe calls for such simple ingredients, you could have some of this mix whipped up in no time.  

Now, I know that this kind of mix is typically thought of as pancake mix, but the truth is that you can use it for so much more. In fact, there are so many other recipes that you can use it in as well.

You can make biscuits, coat fried chicken – one of my personal favorite uses – and so much more. The whole point of having this on hand is for convenience!


Recipes Using All-Purpose Baking Mix

You don’t have to spend a lot of money or devote a lot of time to making it, and it comes in handy whenever you need a quick shortcut to make your life a little easier.

Just be sure to keep your mix in the freezer.

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DIY All Purpose Baking Mix - Better than Bisquick©

Barbi Gardiner
This easy all purpose baking mix will save you tons of time in the kitchen. It can be used for the base of many recipes. For those times when you run out and don’t want to go all the way to the store, simply make your own homemade Bisquick-style pancake and baking mix. Save money, take control over the ingredients you add, and get ready to bake up a storm with our all-purpose dry flour mixture.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cuisine American
Servings 48
Calories 174 kcal



  • 8 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 3 Cups Nonfat Dry Milk
  • 5 Tbsp Sugar
  • 5 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 2 Cups Shortening


  • Blend ingredients together well with two knives of any sort or a pastry blender until it's the consistency of cornmeal.
  • Store in the freezer.


Serving: 1gCalories: 174kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 322mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4g
Keyword all purpose baking mix, bisquick mix, jiffy mix, pancake mix
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2 thoughts on “Homemade Baking Mix – Better than Bisquick”

  1. Hey have you ever tried this with rice or oat flour? or another alternative? And what about a sugar alternative?

    1. To be honest, I haven’t personally experimented with sugar alternatives or rice or oat flour in this recipe. If you decide to experiment with these alternatives, I’d absolutely love to hear about your results. Who knows, you might just stumble upon a fantastic new recipe that we can all enjoy!

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