For the longest time I was a HUGE fan of Pioneer Baking Mix for biscuits. I still think it's tasty but most (if not all) breakfast mixes contain some sort of dairy which made them all no-go's for Belle. Also, they can get expensive if you use them on a regular basis. I figured there had to be a way to make some sort of dairy free biscuit mix and save money in the process. Pancakes and waffles weren't hard to make dairy free for me since I used old recipes of my mom's that just meant switching cow's milk for something else. Biscuits were hard...all the good recipes scratch recipes use buttermilk and I wanted something that just required the addition of liquids when I wanted to make biscuits.
As per usual, I took to the web (namely Pintrest) and found this Bisquick copy cat mix! She breaks down all the costs and how to make pancakes from the mix. Here's the proportions for biscuits:
-2 1/4 cups mix
-2/3 cup milk of choice
*Bake at 450 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Serve with goat cheese and honey or jam if dairy free or butter if you aren't. I usually get 7-8 biscuits per recipe.
That's it! I use goat's milk since Belle can't have cow's milk products and they taste exactly the same. You can use whatever type of milk you prefer....almond, coconut, soy, cow, goat, whatever your heart desires!
I love how simple it is to make this mix and how few ingredients it takes. All you need is:
- 5lb bag of flour
- Baking powder
You will also need a large bowl or pot to mix it in and something to store it in. I use a 1 gallon jar but you can use ziplock bags or whatever you have on hand. Check out the original instructions at Fake it Frugal
|I keep the instructions on the lid so I never have to think about it and if anyone else makes them they don't either.|
|This, plus a large something to mix it in, is all you need! Seriously!|
Once it's all mixed grab a scoop and get it in that jar of yours. I PROMISE it will fit in this 1 gallon jar but you may have to pack down those last few scoops to get it all in.