You know the “baking mix” that comes in the big, yellow box? The stuff you use to make biscuits, pancakes, waffles, and much more? You can make it yourself!
A few years ago, I acquired a recipe book from the Michigan State University Extension. This cookbook has a lot of basic recipes in it, including some “master mix” type recipes that replace things like Bisquick, Instant Quaker Oatmeal packets, gravy mix packets, cream soup mix, and more. This particular recipe replaces Bisquick, which is a really handy baking mix to have on hand. I haven’t crunched the numbers, but it’s probably a bit cheaper to make it yourself, too. Some of the other things that can be made with this baking mix (besides pancakes, biscuits, and waffles) are strawberry shortcake, breakfast casserole, pizza crust, pot pie, breading for fried foods, dumplings, and about a thousand other recipes that can be found on the internet.
This recipe can be made in a full batch or half batch. A full batch will completely fill a gallon size zip lock bag. Quick tip: Attach your favorite “baking mix” recipes to your airtight container by taping them to the container and wrapping plastic food wrap over it to protect from spills and splatters. I cut apart a Bisquick box and used that because it has the pancake, waffle, and biscuit recipes I always use.
NEED GLUTEN FREE??
Bisquick also makes a gluten-free version of their baking mix, so I did an internet search for homemade gluten-free baking mix recipes, and here are two for you to check out. They vary a little in ingredients and one of them suggests different variations depending on what you want to use the mix for. I have never tried gluten-free baking mix, so if you try it, please tell us what you think in the comments below.
WANT A WHOLE GRAIN VERSION??
Side Note on the whole grain version: This can be used as a Bisquick substitute, cup for cup. This mix may settle during storage. So before using it, it must be stirred and scooped into your measuring cups.