Homemade Biscuit Mix

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Homemade Biscuit Mix-you never have to buy the box stuff again!

Homemade Biscuit Mix-you never have to buy the box stuff again!

I get asked for this all the time. Apparently Bisquick and Jiffy Biscuit mix aren’t available outside of the United States. And some people just don’t like to use the “box stuff.”

I’ve mentioned it a zillion times. My mom didn’t cook so we grew up with Bisquick biscuits, Bisquick pancakes, waffles, dumplings, you get the idea.

I keep a big box in the pantry and I’m not ashamed to use it.

Homemade Biscuit Mix-you never have to buy the box stuff again!

Buying box mix is never cheaper than making it yourself. Not to mention it’s fresher. No preservatives and all that.

So I did a little research. All the recipes were pretty much the same. Flour, baking powder, salt. They either used vegetable shortening or butter. I went with shortening for 2 reasons. First, if you use butter, you have to keep your mix refrigerated. I don’t have room in my fridge for anything extra. Second, I have these memories of Aunt Barbara making the best buttermilk biscuits in the world, from scratch. She used shortening.

Then there was the issue of sugar. Some had it, some didn’t. So I went to my big box in the pantry and looked at the ingredients. Yup, right there in big print-Dextrose. Dextrose is a form of sugar. So I went with the sugar version.

Homemade Biscuit Mix-you never have to buy the box stuff again!

I used the recipe I found over at It’s Yummi . This mix took me less than 2 minutes to make a quadruple batch. And that was using a pastry blender. No need to drag out the food processor if you don’t want to.

Of course I had to test the mix. These biscuits may just be the best biscuits I’ve ever had. They doubled in height and were so soft and flaky on the inside. Melt in your mouth good.

Homemade Biscuit Mix-you never have to buy the box stuff again!

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Homemade Biscuit Mix and Biscuit Recipe

Yield: 2 1/2 cups biscuit mix, recipe for biscuits yields 4 biscuits

Homemade Biscuit Mix and Biscuit Recipe


    for the biscuit mix
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • for biscuits
  • 1 cup biscuit mix
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk or milk


    to make the biscuit mix
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until well combined. Mixture will look like cornmeal.
  2. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 months.
  3. To make biscuits
  4. Combine biscuit mix and buttermilk in a mixing bowl until the mix is completely moistened.
  5. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead it 4-5 times. Roll dough out to a 3/4 inch thickness and cut with a biscuit cutter.
  6. Place cut biscuits onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for 9-10 minutes, until tops are lightly browned.


double, triple or quadruple the recipe to have enough on hand whenever you want to make biscuits.

recipe source ChocolateChocolateandmore.com


Homemade Biscuit Mix-you never have to buy the box stuff again!

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About Joan Hayes

Mom to 3 teens, sweets and travel are her passions. Joan really does love her chocolate. She has a secret stash she hides from the kids and she has at least one bite of something chocolatey every day. She creates easy recipes any skill level can achieve to satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone!


  1. What a great recipe! I love Becca over at It’s Yummi too!
    My hubs loves biscuits, but I am always wary of boxed mixes, so this is perfecto! Pinning!

  2. amy watson says:

    I don’t think l have ever in my life seen a recipe for 4 biscuits LOL l have been making my own biscuit mix for years….l was watching my mama make biscuits many many many years ago, and she always used Martha White self rising flour…crisco….buttermilk……..no sugar, it came to me that l could cut the shortening into the flour and store it in a large glass canister and when l was ready to make biscuits whenever the family wants them….much better than the box…only 3 ingredients 🙂

  3. LOL… I told you how awesome that mix is, Joan! I’m so glad your readers will know about it now 🙂
    Thanks for giving me credit for the recipe. Love you lots! xoxo

  4. I lovelovelove biscuits! I’ve never put sugar in them, but maybe I’ll try it in my next batch for research purposes.

  5. so smart!!! Love how you’ve recreated the boxed mix into a from-scratch version!

  6. I haven’t tried shortening, so I can keep it in the pantry.
    In Australia these are called scones. Often cooked using pumpkin as well, Yum!
    Thanks for the batch recipe.

  7. How would it work with lard? Will it keep as well?

    • Yes you can use lard as a substitution and as long as your lard doesn’t need to be refrigerated, then the biscuit mix doesn’t need to be refrigerated.

  8. Where did you get that super-cool jar?! Love it!

  9. Carrie Frisbie says:

    The recipe calls for 1 cup biscuit mix and 1/3 cup milk but above that I saw that 2 1/2 cups of mix yields 4 biscuits. Would that mean you need 3/4 cup milk for 2 1/2 cups mix?

    • Yes, the biscuit mix recipe will yield 2 1/2 cups of mix. Most people will double or triple the mix recipe to have on hand in the pantry for other projects instead of making the mix each time it’s needed.
      For the biscuit recipe, you can make as few as 4 biscuits or you can double, tripe, etc for what you need to yield. If you wanted to just make one batch of mix and use it all for biscuits than yes, 2 1/2 cups of the biscuit mix and 3/4 cup of milk would be the recipe.

  10. Can you make pancakes with this mix as well??

  11. I made these today but they didn’t rise much. Could I add soda to make lighter?

  12. What kind of vegetable shortening do you use? Crisco or liquid oil?

  13. Can butter be used in place of shortening if I make the biscuits right away??

  14. Hi! Your biscuits look amazing! We eat a lot of biscuits and pancakes around here. 🙂 I don’t have any shortening in the house…do you think coconut oil would work? I know it would change the flavor but Im not very familiar with baking with coconut oil. Thank you for any advice!

  15. Great idea . My Mom used to do the same with pastry for pie shells. Flour , shortening sugar and a pinch of salt . So much better than store bought .

  16. Yehudit Gilead says:

    In order to use butter without having to refridgerate you simply clarify it.

  17. Yanet Arias says:

    I’m very grateful for your recipe, I made this morning and is so delicious, no so high but for my first time I think it’s great, thanks a lot! 🙂

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