Eat at Home and Save – DIY “Bisquick”

I grew up on a regular diet of Bisquick pancakes, pizza, waffles, biscuits, coffee cake and shortcake. It’s so versatile and handy but I never gave much thought to what was in the yellow box until I started to notice the DIY recipes on Pinterest. It’s incredibly easy to make up your own type of Bisquick mix at home for pennies. It can be stored for several months in an air-tight container. Since you won’t have the yellow box to refer to for the recipes, just look for them on the Betty Crocker website.

DIY “Bisquick”

  • 6 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 3 Tablespoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1 cup Vegetable Shortening

Use a fork or the whisk attachment on your mixer to cut in the shortening until the mixture is a fine crumb. Use in place of Bisquick in your recipes!

DIY Bisquick to make pizzas! So cheap and quick {Saving up for Disney}

I used it right away to make this pizza, perfectly nostalgic of my childhood with broiled mozzarella on top and everything! I just pressed the dough into a greased cookie sheet, coated with pizza sauce and sprinkled on the cheese before baking. The kids gobbled it up!

DIY Bisquick to make pizzas! So cheap and quick {Saving up for Disney}

Next day, Bisquick banana walnut pancakes for breakfast. Sorry, no pictures, the kids got to the pancakes before I did! But they were delicious and just like mom used to make.

Now I have a hankering for coffee cake…

Bisquick Coffee Cake {Photo from Betty Crocker}

Bisquick Coffee Cake {Photo from Betty Crocker}

Useful Recipe Links:

Coffee Cake


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