Homemade Baking Mix

Sharing is caring!

This post may contain affiliate links. We may make a (very) small amount of money if you click on or purchase through those links at no additional cost to you. This helps keep the lights on, but rest assured we do not link to products that we do not personally use and recommend.

Homemade Baking Mix

Convenience and good taste are rarely found together. Like tuna salad in a gas station, a party dress at the Dollar Store, or jewelry at Walgreens, store-bought baking mixes are very high on the list of things I will never buy. When I was a kid, all of our pancakes and waffles were made from the yellow box of baking mix that Mom kept under the counter. I didn’t know the difference and it didn’t really matter since I was drowning everything on my plate in Aunt Jemima.
These days though I am fairly conscious of what my family is eating and the list of ingredients on the back of that yellow box is a little scary. But, as a mother, convenience will win out on a morning when the kids are screaming for pancakes and my mind is screaming for coffee. So, for the last few years, I have my own baking mix standing at the ready and it gets rave reviews every time.
This mix is simple to put together, holds in the pantry for 3 months, and costs about $.25 per cup ($.03 per ounce), which beats the pants off ol’ yellow box.

Homemade Baking Mix

Homemade Baking Mix

This mix is simple to put together, holds in the pantry for 3 months, and costs about $.25 per cup ($.03 per ounce), which beats the pants off ol’ yellow box.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: bread, make ahead, mix
Cuisine: make ahead
Servings: 15 cups

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in the shortening until the mix resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Store in an airtight container up to 3 months. Makes 12 cups.
  • Pancakes: 2 cups baking mix + 1 egg + 1 T sugar + 1 ½ cups milk. Mix well. Drop ¼ cup fulls of batter onto hot griddle. Flip when bubbly. Finish cooking on the other side. Remove from griddle. Makes about 12 pancakes. (Add in ½ cup frozen blueberries if you like!)
  • Waffles: 2 cups baking mix + 1 1/3 cups milk + 1 T sugar + 2 T vegetable oil + 1 egg. Mix well. Pour the batter into the center of the hot waffle iron (how much depends on your iron). Close the lid and cook until the steaming stops. Makes 4, 5 inch waffles (Make a double batch a freeze the leftovers for an even quicker breakfast!)
  • Biscuits: 2 ¼ cups baking mix + ¾ cup milk. Mix well, then knead briefly on floured surface. Cut out biscuits. Place on baking sheet and bake in a 450 degree oven until golden brown, 10-15 minutes. Makes 12 biscuits. (Add ½ cup shredded cheddar and 2T green onions for yummy cheese biscuits!)
Tried this recipe?Mention @TwoLuckySpoons or tag #twoluckyspoons!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

jodiemo

Jodie is a wife, mom, writer and lover of chickens and gardens. She runs her family's winery by day and cooks and writes by night.