Monday, June 4, 2012


I found a recipe, recently, that I really wanted to try, however, it called for 1 cup of commercial Bisquick, an item I don't usually stock in my pantry.  I wasn't too keen on buying a whole box of Bisquick (when I only needed a cup of it) so I went Internet surfing for a Bisquick clone recipe.

I found several but they all called for shortening (not exactly what I was looking for). Then I found the following recipe, which uses Canola oil (on )  I used it to make biscuits for dinner tonight and we were VERY pleased with the light, flaky results. They were very similar to commercial Bisquick biscuits (picky-picky husband said the were much better than Bisquick) and you can NOT beat the convenience!! I intend to keep a canister of this mix in my pantry from now on.

This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled and I love that the ingredients are always on hand.


4½ cups all purpose flour
4 tablespoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
10 tablespoons Canola oil

Whisk everything together (I used my stand mixer with the whisk attachment) but a hand whisk would work just as well, it will look like this.

Store this mixture in a container with a tight fitting lid (at room temperature) for up to 6 weeks. Use it exactly like you would for ANY recipe that calls for Bisquick (biscuits, muffins, pancakes, pot pie crusts, etc.). It not only saves a lot of money, but it tastes great too!!
BISCUITS (makes 6)

2¼ cups Bisquick Clone Mix
2/3 cup milk

Mix with a spoon until it comes together, then turn out onto your counter that has been dusted with a little more of the dry mix (don't use flour). Knead lightly 10 times, then pat to 1/2" thick. Cut with 2½" biscuit cutter. Place on greased cookie sheet (I use parchment) and brush with melted butter. The melted butter is optional, but we like them that way.

Bake at 450 for 10-12 minutes (my electric oven took 12 minutes).
I found a neat Bisquick recipe site that has lots of interesting recipes: CLICK HERE


Hillcresthome Prims said...

Colleen, I am making these for tonight's dinner.
Here in Hopkinton, Mass it is a cool day and with rain showers, so I am baking woopie pies and frosting and then I am making the biscut nad putting in my glass sealed jar and then making some tonight.
You always have great ideas.
Have a Blessed June Day,

Sonya said...

Oh wow..this is the first time a clone recipe doesnt call for shortening. I will be making this for sure!

Barbara Bakes said...

My daughter loves Bisquick pancakes. I'll have to give this a try.

Peggy Clyde said...

I used to make a Quick Mix that was similar to this. It is handy to have around. Thanks for reminding me of this.

Anonymous said...

very helpful! i love clone recipes -- they rock:) ... now if it were only gluten free......:)

Pam said...

What a great recipe to have on hand!

Jen @ Savory Simple said...

I love homemade versions of store bought products like this. So much better for you!

Mary said...

This really is a great recipe to have on hand. I'll have to make and store some. You asked about the oyster sauce. It is necessary in this recipe. Have a great day. Blessings...Maryl

betty r said...

I'm liking this clone biscuit!

Reeni said...

I don't usually keep bisquick on hand either - this is a great recipe to have! I've often seen recipes with bisquick I wanted to make too.

Michael @ BlueberryChuckle said...

Nice! I love cheating the system with make-at-home Bisquick - great idea!

Anonymous said...

You will find that if you freeze the flour (about a week)you never have to worry about bugs getting into your mix.