How to DIY Your Own Quick Baking Mix
It might be hard to find convenient baking mix in the market right now, so here's how to make your own. Bonus: Making a big batch of baking mix means your biscuits, pancakes, and waffles are already halfway prepped come breakfast time.
There are many upsides to making your own baking mix:
- You get to control the ingredients and eliminate mysterious chemical additives.
- You can substitute, add, or leave out ingredients to suit your personal style.
- You'll definitely save breakfast prep time.
- You might even save a little money.
Get the recipe for Homemade Baking Mix
There's powdered milk right in the mix so you can just add water later. (Perfect for saving space and weight on camping trips.) If you prefer to leave out the powdered milk, just add fresh regular milk or buttermilk when you're ready to use it.
You can store this ready-to-use baking mix in an air-tight container in the pantry for up to 3 months. If you use butter instead of shortening, store in the fridge or the freezer.
- Easy way to cut in butter: Freeze it, grate it, and simply stir into the dry ingredients.
- If you use buttermilk (powdered or fresh), add a pinch of baking soda to the dry ingredients.
- This recipe uses all-purpose flour. You can replace up to 50% with whole wheat or other whole grain flour, but you should then store it in the fridge or freezer to keep it from spoiling.
How to Use Homemade Baking Mix
Pancakes & Waffles Formula: 2 cups baking mix + 1 large egg + 1 to 1 1/3 cups water (or milk) depending on how thick or thin you prefer your pancakes.
Biscuit Formula: 2 cups baking mix + 1/2 cup water (or milk)
Use Homemade Baking Mix in Recipes Like These
Try these recipes:
- Cheddar Bay Biscuits
- Pop's Blackberry Cobbler
- Awesome Yogurt Biscuits
- Beer Muffins
- Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes
- Easy Quiche
- Chicken and Biscuit Casserole
- Zucchini Cheddar Pancakes
- Cheesy Squash and Zucchini Casserole
- Carla's Sausage Cheese Balls
- Italian-Style Brunch Cakes
- Jennah's Famous Peanut Butter Blossoms
- Simple Hush Puppies
More DIY Baking Mixes to Try
- Bisquick® Substitute uses butter in the mix and should be stored in the fridge or freezer.
- Jennifer's Ultimate Pancake Mix makes a big batch and includes cornmeal, whole wheat flour, and oat flour. The recipe included directions for using the mix.
- Homemade Biscuit Mix makes a big batch and can be stored in a cool, dry spot for up to three months.