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Homemade Bisquick Mix

Homemade Bisquick Mix is a great substitute for the store bought mix. This mix is shelf stable and does not need to be refrigerated.

I have been making my own Bisquick mix for a while.  I have tried several different recipes.  I have finally landed on this one.  The reason I’ve decided this was the one for me was mainly because it doesn’t need to be refrigerated.  But also because I can use lard in it rather than shortening.  

I have recently made the switch from shortening to to lard.  We have been taught for quite sometime that lard is bad for us.  But after some research, it better for us than shortening.  The shortening I’ve been buying is made from soybean oil.  And since I have some issues with hormone balance and growth of fibroids, I avoid soy as much as I can.  

Lard comes from animal fat which does not affect hormones.  So I’ve made the switch.  And lard is actually less expensive than shortening.  You can always use shortening instead of lard if that works better for you.

This homemade bisquick mix can be used in any recipe exactly like you would like the store bought mix.  You do not need to adjust your recipes. 

Homemade Bisquick Mix

Homemade Bisquick Mix
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 6 cups flour
  • 3 Tbsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 cup lard


  1. Combine all ingredients except lard in food processor. Mix until combined. 
  2. Add lard and blend until lard is no longer visible. You can also cut lard in using a pastry blender. You want the lard to be smaller than pea size. 
  3. Store in an airtight container.
  4. Use as you would store bought Bisquick.


You may want to blend 1/2 of the recipe at a time depending on the size of your food processor.

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Bisquick Mix label 

Homemade Bisquick Mix is also less expensive to make than to buy the mix from the store.  I have figured that it costs me $0.05/oz to make it myself and it is $0.07/oz to buy at the store.  It’s not a huge difference but it has no preservatives.  I think it actually cost me less because I bought my flour and sugar during a case lot sale.  But I couldn’t remember how much I paid for it, so I used the Costco price to calculate.


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