Homemade DIY Bisquick Alternative Recipe

Do you ever get the feeling we really overpay for some grocery items?  One thing that is a total splurge item for me is Bisquick.  I might pick it up if I want to make something that day, and am just hurting too much to fool with doing it from scratch, but I like to keep some homemade Bisquick on hand when possible.  That’s why I like being able to make a DIY alternative!

It’s so versatile and really easy to make.  You can do it in a food processor or a blender (although it’s a bit of a nuisance that way because you have to stop and stir a lot), but if you don’t have them or don’t want to use them, you can totally do it by hand.  You just “cut” the shortening into the flour with a tool for that or a fork, or even with your hands!  No matter which way you do it, you just keep working it till it looks kind of like cornmeal.

My favorite use for it is biscuits!  What is your favorite Bisquick recipe?

Shan's Homemade Bisquick Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Author Shannon

Ingredients

  • 6 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 3 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 cup Vegetable Shortening

Instructions

  1. Mix together dry ingredients.

  2. Add shortening.

  3. Pulse or cut until it looks like cornmeal.

  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 months.

How to Make a Bakery Cake

I have always wondered how they did it!  I love the really dense cakes, but mine never seem to come out that way.  Well, I saw this cute graphic on Recipes From Heaven on Facebook.  Seems easy enough!  I’ll have to give this a try!

If you make dense cakes from a recipe, I’d love to have the recipe to try!  Share in the comments!