This DIY all-purpose baking mix could not be easier to stir up and makes weekend-level breakfasts doable any day of the week. But pancakes aren’t all you can do with this mix; to find more tips and ideas for putting your Homemade Bisquick to work, take a look at our guide, How to Make Your Own Bisquick—Plus, All the Ways to Use It. Because this homemade version doesn’t have the shelf stabilizers used in a packaged all-purpose baking mix, you’ll want to keep it in the refrigerator to maximize its lifespan. 

Recipe by MyRecipes


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Recipe Summary

10 mins
10 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, sugar, and salt. It’s important to give this mixture a very thorough whisking to aerate the ingredients and make sure they are evenly distributed. 

  • Using a food processor, pastry blender, or your fingertips, cut the chilled shortening and/or butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles sand. 

  • Store the mixture in airtight, lidded containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 months. And use in the place of Bisquick in any of your favorite recipes that call for all-purpose baking mix.