How to Make Copycat Bisquick

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Copycat Bisquick

You can use this Copycat Bisquick recipe as an ingredient in a variety of foods including pancakes, biscuits, and desserts. Bisquick is a baking mix which was originally introduced to the American marketplace in 1931.[1] Bisquick can be easily reproduced at home if you have the correct ingredients on hand. This homemade Copycat Bisquick recipe requires only a small amount of ingredients that many home chefs will most likely find already in their pantry, and it takes minimal effort to reproduce.

General Mills, the company that manufacturers Bisquick, is one of the world's largest food companies, owning brand names such as Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Cheerios, and more. The company began in 1880 with Gold Medal flour; ever since day one, General Mills' first priority has been the quality of their products, including Bisquick.[2]

Serves: Makes 3 cups

Start to finish: 5 minutes

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Manufactured by General Mills
Customer service phone 800-248-7310 (between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. CT on weekdays)[3]
Served in Pancakes, baked goods, and main courses such as chicken pot pie
Main ingredients Flour and shortening
Cooking method Mixing
Similar to Generic pancake mix
Author Selena Robinson

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Copycat Bisquick Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt[4]
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder[5]

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Copycat Bisquick Recipe

  1. Mix all ingredients together, excluding the shortening.
  2. Once ingredients are thoroughly mixed, add shortening until mixture is crumbly.[4]

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This particular Copycat Bisquick recipe uses slightly different ingredients to create its mix.


  • A pastry blender can be utilized to cut the shortening into mix's dry ingredients.
  • The mixture can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four months.[6]
  • For a healthier Copycat Bisquick mix, use 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour and 2 cups of all-purpose flour instead of using just all-purpose flour.[5]
  • The mixture can also be stored in an airtight container for up to six weeks.[4]
  • Recipes using the Bisquick mix may vary, with some calling for the addition of cold butter or even cream of tartar, which the original Bisquick does not contain.
  • According to General Mills' website, Bisquick mix has the following in each 1/3 cup: Calories-160, Total Fat-4.5 g, Saturated Fat-1 g, Sodium-410 mg, Total Carbohydrate-26 g, and Protein-3 g.[7]

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