This Bisquick Recipe is just like the boxed version sold at the supermarket, but even better because it can be easily tossed together at home.

No need to worry about running out of this essential ingredient when this homemade mix is an easy substitute! The other great thing about this DIY recipe is that it is made with just four simple ingredients that every kitchen is sure to have on hand. Keep this quick and easy-to-make mix ready-made for so many other delicious recipes.

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Copycat Bisquick Recipe


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Easy Homemade Bisquick

  • This DIY version of Bisquick mix is the best substitute for the boxed Bisquick Mix.
  • It uses staple pantry ingredients, and it tastes just like the original. It will still make fresh warm biscuits that are soft on the inside and full of crisp and crumbly goodness on the outside.
  • Keep this prepared and ready to go, so it can be used in recipes like bacon cream cheese biscuits and taco pockets.

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Bisquick Ingredients & Variations

FLOUR Use white unbleached all-purpose flour for this recipe. And remember to sift the ingredients (the flour, salt, and baking powder), this will ensure that there are no lumps or clumps. Do this at least 3 times for the best results.

SHORTENING Classic shortening works best for this recipe. Try cutting it into the flour and then massaging it with your hands. It should resemble fine crumbs when you are done combining them.

How to Make Bisquick Mix

This easy Bisquick mix is made with 4 ingredients and even fewer steps!

  1. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together.
  2. Cut shortening into the dry ingredients (per the recipe below).
  3. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

PRO TIP: If you don’t have a sifter, just shake ingredients through a strainer, or use a wire whisk to thoroughly mix in the bowl.

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What to Use It For

  • Copycat Bisquick Mix is perfect for making shortcake. For a sweet shortcake, mix in some sugar to taste, before baking.
  • Try making several fruit toppings such as blueberry, raspberry, peach, or apricot for cobbler, and let everyone choose their own toppings for a fun “make your own” dessert bar. Don’t forget the whipped cream!
  • Make quick pancakes, waffles, dumplings, cake, muffins, and bread.
  • This mix can also be used for making pizza dough.
  • Or use it for breakfast recipes. It makes a great crust for a quiche!

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Tips for Preparing & Storing

  • Remember to sift the flour, salt, and baking powder three times.
  • Add the shortening and work it into the flour with a pastry cutter. You can also use your hands, a fork, or knives. This will make sure that it is evenly distributed.
  • Copy Cat Biscuit Mix stays fresh in the refrigerator for up to four months. Just be sure to store it in an airtight container.

Having ready-to-go Copycat Bisquick Mix on hand offers a big return on a small investment of time! Enjoy!

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Copycat Bisquick recipe

This recipe takes just a few seconds to make and tastes just like Bisquick mix!!!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 7 cups
Author Holly



  • Sift flour, baking powder, and salt at least three times into a large bowl.
  • Cut in shortening with a pastry cutter, knives, or just mash with a fork until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  • Store mixture in airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Will last up to 4 months in the refrigerator.


Nutritional information is for 1 cup mix.
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup mix | Calories: 654kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 1005mg | Potassium: 634mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 239mg | Iron: 5.4mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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    1. Hi Shannon, other readers have used coconut oil with success, you could also try butter!

  1. Question- I mostly use bisquick to make baked chicken tenders – would I still want the shortening mixed into it? Bisquick seems like it’s only dry ingredients

    1. Hi Bethany, store-bought Bisquick does contain shortening, so I think it should be okay to leave the shortening in this recipe for chicken tenders. Let us know how it turns out!

  2. I actually do this with either my stand mixer and the whisk head or my food processor. Both work well and I make huge batches.

    1. Although coconut flavour may add a lovely flavour something they do not make clear is just how much fat is in it.  One tablespoon is the equivalent of three tablespoons of lard!! 1 to 6 olive oil etc.