Homemade Bisquick Mix

Easy to make, this recipe saves time by combining all kitchen staples together.
DIY Bisquick Mix, an easy blend of flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and butter is a quick way to make many other recipes
DIY Bisquick Mix, an easy blend of flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and butter is a quick way to make many other recipes

What is homemade Bisquick Mix?

Homemade Bisquick Mix is a smart kitchen hack or shortcut that combines pre-measured basic kitchen ingredients.
They are mixed together and stored, ready for popular baking recipes such as pancakes and waffles. 

3 reasons why I love making my own

  1. You know all of the ingredients.
  2. You can adjust or switch out any ingredients to suit your personal dietary needs.
  3. You can do so much with this one recipe that there are cookbooks devoted just to homemade Bisquick Mix! 

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How does this recipe save time?

 When I found this unusual, fun, orange juice jar timer, I couldn’t resist adding it here – doesn’t it make cooking a lot of fun!? 
They come in milk, green tea, and cappuccino choices as well.

The reason this recipe works so well is with your homemade Bisquick Mix, half of the prep work is already done.

Using shortcuts like this is ideal when you crave last-minute waffles or pancakes.
You can skip the thought of hauling out those different ingredients and the equipment. 

Or, you’ve slept in and your kids are super hungry and all they want is a delicious hot breakfast treat – simply scoop out two cups of your homemade Bisquick Mix and you’re almost done. 

Already love this concept? 
Betty Crocker has fabulous cookbooks to help you get the most from your own homemade Bisquick Mix.

The Ultimate Bisquick Cookbook has 300 recipes, of which 280 have never appeared anywhere else.

Can my kids help make this recipe?

You betcha! They can scoop and flatten, count and write!
There’s also measuring and labelling, so that makes for a lot of fun activities to suit everyone in the family.
There’s no better way to introduce your kids to the wide world of cooking and baking!

And to add to the special-ness of being in the kitchen I found some custom kids things over at Etsy.

This custom Chef’s apron is adorable and it helps get the boys involved too.
Custom enamel mixing bowls make mixing fun for anyone.
And I love this custom navy-blue and hot-pink apron.

All up, you’ll spend 10 quick minutes  – maybe a little longer with kids – measuring, stirring, mixing, then packaging and labelling your own homemade Bisquick Mix.

Baking is even better when you know your ingredients are free from chemicals and additives, and you’re not spending too much time in the kitchen which gives you more family time.

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Cookbooks for kids

Kids love being in the kitchen to help and cooking a recipe is one way to connect with your child or children while you’re both busy.

Here are some kids cookbooks I recommend.

Can I buy Bisquick Mix in stores?

If you need something even quicker than this DIY recipe then grab your gorgeous handmade straw shopping basket because yes, you can! Today there are a lot more Bisquick choices to suit every diet. Here are a few:

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How does homemade Bisquick Mix make recipes easier?

Here’s a peek into your brand new 4-step process to whip up a batch of waffles or pancakes:

  1. Measure out the already-prepared dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Stir in your family favourites. These can be fresh fruit,  cocoa and chocolate chips, nuts, seeds, and even spices. 
  3. Add milk and eggs then whisk until everything is combined.  
  4. Cook the wet mix in a waffle maker or frying pan.
  5. Serve immediately.

Now, instead of loads of extra dishes, you’ll have just a few.
And, you can count on  saving 10-20 minutes preparation time the next time too!

Walnuts make a healthy addition to Bisquick Mix

Can I make my Bisquick Mix healthier?

You could also add hemp hearts, chia seeds, or chopped walnuts for an extra boost of fibre and heart-healthy Omega-3 fats, protein, antioxidants, and more.

Having these additions makes Bisquick Mix great for biscuits, a quiche crust, or chicken pot pie too!

The recipe

Kitchen equipment - cheese grater, mixing bowl and measuring spoons, needed to make Bisquick Mix from scratch

Prefer listening to the recipe?

This white ceramic mixing bowl makes a great gift idea and is available at Etsy.

Recipe equipment

  • Food processor *
  • Cheese grater or sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • An airtight container that holds up to 7 cups
  • Label

* It takes more work and time, but if you don’t own a food processor, you’ll need:

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Long wooden spoon
  • Pastry blender to help shred and blend the butter
All the ingredients needed to make Bisquick Mix, butter, salt, baking powder, flour and sugar

Recipe ingredients

Yields: 5 1/2 cups (or 6 1/2 cups if adding hemp or chia seeds)

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp plus 2 tsp, or 1/6 cup, baking powder
  • 2 sticks, or 1 cup, cold butter
  • 2 tsp sea salt


Recipe instructions

  1.  Measure all dry ingredients and add to a food processor or large mixing bowl.

2.  Grate or chop the cold butter in small even pieces. Add to dry ingredients.

3.  Pulse in the food processor for approximately 3 mins or until the mixture is consistent and resembles fine bread crumbs.
Alternatively, use a pastry blender to crumble the butter into the dry ingredients.
You should not see any butter.

4.  Label an airtight container and store in a cool place, preferably the fridge.
I love these reusable, peel and stick chalkboard stickers!
They come complete with medium and small stickers, a white chalk marker with two tip styles, reusable cleaning cloth, and a design guide.

Note: Use your Bisquick Mix within 3 months for best flavours and to maintain freshness in your baking. 

Once you've made your DIY homemade Bisquick Mix . . .

Grab your Bisquick mix and add your favourite fruits and spices!

you’ll be making pancakes and waffles in no time!

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Quick Note: the recipe says it serves 24 people because you’re making six cups. 
In other words, 1 cup of homemade Bisquick Mix in a basic recipe will usually serve 4 people.

DIY Bisquick Mix, an easy blend of flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and butter is a quick way to make many other recipes

Homemade Bisquick Mix

Easy to make, this recipe saves time by combining all kitchen staples together.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Kitchen Staple
Cuisine American
Servings 24 people
Calories 172 kcal


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Food procesor
  • Storage container
  • Labels


  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 sticks butter unsalted
  • 1/6 cup baking powder or 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp sea salt


  • Add all dry ingredients to a food processor.
  • Chop or grate the butter and add to dry ingredients. Stir to mix.
  • Pulse for 3-4 minutes or until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Pour into a labelled airtight container and store in fridge for up to 3 months.
  • Use as a base for pancakes, waffles, quiche, biscuits etc



You could add hemp hearts, chia seeds, walnuts, and bran for an extra boost in good health.


Serving: 24gCalories: 172kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 263mgPotassium: 196mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 235IUCalcium: 77mgIron: 1mg
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