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4 Ingredient Homemade Bisquick Recipe

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Homemade Bisquick is such a versatile flour mixture to have on hand. Great for making pancakes, biscuits, and so many more delicious recipes. Learn how to make homemade Bisquick with four basic pantry essentials.

This is a Bisquick mix that is super simple to make and can work in any recipe that calls for store bought Bisquick.

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Bisquick is so versatile. Try making my sausage balls! Or for sweet try this Skillet Strawberry Shortcake! Or try my parmesan garlic biscuits.

Ever go to bake and find you don’t have Bisquick stashed in your pantry? Been there, done that one too many times!

So, I got to work and created a homemade recipe so I never run into that again!

What Is Bisquick

Bisquick is an essential pantry flour mix that has been around for years. It is a baking mix that is mixed with flour, baking powder, shortening and salt.

Use this for quick drop biscuits, shortbread, or even pancakes for your early morning pick me up!

Ingredients Needed

  • Shortening
  • Baking Powder
  • Flour
  • Salt
ingredients for bisquick on table

Tools Needed To Make Homemade Bisquick At Home In 5 Minutes

Use a food processor or a chef dough cutter. This is going to help mix in the flour, and shortening so it creates a nice crumble.

You need the mixture well incorporated so it holds up. Then pour in a bag or mason jar and store in your fridge until you are ready to use!

Legit, this takes 5 minutes to make!

How To Make Bisquick

Step 1: In a bowl or food processor add your flour, salt, baking powder and shortening.

Step 2: Pulse the food processor or use a pastry cutter and fold in the flour mixture. You want the shortening to incorporate into the flour mixture.

Step 3: Once well mixed, then you will pour into a mason jar or sealable bag and use as any recipe directs!

Full directions and measurements are in the printable recipe is below for you to print.

how to make bisquick

How To Store Homemade Bisquick Mix

Because this mixture doesn’t have the processed Bisquick ingredients your homemade version will spoil if left in the pantry.

Store your homemade Bisquick substitute version in the refrigerator.

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mason jar with bisquick in it

Homemade Bisquick

Yield: 7 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Homemade Bisquick is so easy to make and can be used in making drip biscuits, desserts, and so much more. An essential pantry item you can make yourself using 4 ingredients.


  • 6 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder


  1. Place the flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl or food processor (a food processor is best) and pulse for just a minute.
  2. Then slowly incorporate your shortening until it is fully combined. Once done place in a sealable bag or airtight container.
  3. Store the homemade Bisquick in the refrigerator for up to four months.


This homemade bisquick mix needs to be stored in the refrigerator.

Use this bisquick substitute for any recipe. Just measure and use as you would with any recipe you would like.

If you want to use a gluten free flour blend, you can. Just alter the measurement if the gluten free flour calls for a different measurement than a classic all purpose flour.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 28 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 233mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g

This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading. Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.

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Friday 21st of August 2020

Can I use almond flour in place of regular when making bisquick?


Friday 21st of August 2020

I am not 100% sure if it would work or not. I would think it could, with just a slightly different texture and flavor. If you try it let me know.

pam wattigney

Monday 10th of August 2020

can you substitute butter for the shortening?


Tuesday 11th of August 2020

I am not sure it would work, I mean there is a chance if you want to try it.

Jeff Pellarin

Friday 31st of July 2020

The ingredients list and the recipe direction are at odds; one says baking soda, one says baking powder (they are not the same thing). So, which is it?


Friday 31st of July 2020

Sorry my error, off to fix.

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