A staple in my pantry …
All Purpose Baking Mix
You know the box, it’s yellow and has Bisquick written across the front. It’s great to have on hand and is in fact the used in my Sausage Cheese Balls – love love those tasty treats. I do still keep a back up, in-case-of-emergency yellow box handy, because my pantry would look odd without it – really, seriously odd.
BUT now I’m in love with my own home thrown together version of the All Purpose Baking Mix. OH wow, what a difference.
I recently decided to mix it up myself and see how it would be … I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. First of all, in this recipe, I know exactly what is going in it. Second, I can pronounce the ingredients that go in it. And finally, the taste it lends to the recipes are so much more flavorful and gorgeous.
I like to make up a batch every other week and store it in a wide-mouth glass jar with a clamp lid. It keeps well for about 2 – 3 weeks and can be used in place of Bisquick (or other store bought All Purpose Baking Mixes). I use it now for my Sausage Cheese Balls and mix up a batch of pancakes easily with 2 cups of All Purpose Baking Mix, 1 Egg and 2 cups of Milk…whisk together and voila – fluffy pancakes! Guess what’s for breakfast in this weekend! You can also use it to whip up a batch of Waffles … yup, that’s what I said.
So if you are unable to purchase Bisquick (or other All Purpose Baking Mix varieties) where you live, or simply out of your yellow box stand-by and need it for a recipe, or maybe you’re looking for a preservative free and healthier alternative to the store bought brands – Give this recipe a GO!
- 4 cups All Purpose (Plain) Flour
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 1/2 cup Dry Milk Powder
- 2 Tbls Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tsp Salt
- Mix all ingredients in large bowl. Store in an airtight container or plastic zip seal bag at room temperature for up to 2 months.
Note: Can be used in recipes calling for All Purpose Baking Mix or Bisquick. Great for Pancakes, Waffles, Sausage Cheese Balls, etc.
For Pancakes: Mix together 2 cups Baking Mix, 1 cup Milk and 2 Eggs. In hot griddle or skillet (over medium heat), add a spoon of butter or margarine. Carefully spoon/ladle batter into desired sized pancakes. When starting to bubble on top, carefully flip over until golden brown. Serve with Maple Syrup, Honey, Greek Yogurt, Fruit, etc.
For Waffles: Mix together 2 cups Baking Mix, 1 1/3 cup Milk, 1 Egg and 2 Tbls Vegetable Oil. Heat waffle iron and grease. Pour about a Tablespoon of batter onto hot waffle iron, close lid. Bake until it stops steaming, about 5 minutes. Carefully remove and serve with desired toppings.
Stacey is a Southern girl with a taste for travel, thriving on the discovery of the world through food. After spending many years traveling and living overseas, she’s now back home in her beloved deep south enjoying life with her three little ones and loving the adventure. She’s a food stylist and food photographer, as well as, the creative behind Little Figgy Food, where she loves to inspire others to try new flavors and foodie techniques.