WW Recipe of the Day: Healthy Bisquick Baking Mix Substitute
The other day I was looking online for a healthyish substitute for Bisquick baking mix. And as it turns out, there are many opinions on how best to make your own Bisquick replacement.
What is in Bisquick mix?
Bisquick was originally created back in the 1930s as a shortcut for making fresh biscuits, but the mix has since become a staple in kitchens across the country and can be used to make a variety of other dishes.
The ingredients for Original Bisquick are listed as:
- bleached wheat flour (enriched with niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin and folic acid),
- corn starch,
- palm oil,
- leavening (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate),
- canola oil,
- and distilled monoglycerides
You can also find Bisquick HeartSmart which is made with canola oil (which means it's lower in saturated fat and has no trans fat). As well as a gluten-free option.
Is Pancake Mix the Same as Bisquick?
Most pancake mixes are very similar to Bisquick and contain flour, leavening, salt and oil. Pancake mixes may contain slightly more sugar, though, resulting in a sweeter final product.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Homemade Baking Mix Alternative?
According to my calculations, each ¼-cup serving has 137 calories and
5 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
4 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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I found there are two main opinions when it comes to making your own healthy Bisquick replacement - those that include a sweetener of one kind or another, and those that do not.
I opted to make mine without any added sugar (or sweetener), figuring that if I'm using it for something sweet, I'll be adding some sweetener then.
The Bisquick replacement recipe I settled on is a simple one: just flour, baking powder, salt and cold butter.
How to Make Homemade Bisquick Step-by-Step
Step 1: Gather and prepare all ingredients.
Step 2: Add the flour, baking powder and salt to the a mixing bowl.
Step 3: Add the cold, cubed butter
and mix the ingredients on LOW (using the paddle attachment), until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Alternatively, you can cut the butter into the flour mixture using two forks or a pastry blender (affiliate link).
Step 4: Store your Bisquick baking mix in an airtight container in the refrigerator (or freezer) for up to 3 months.
I opted to make my baking mix a bit healthier by using ½ whole wheat flour and ½ all-purpose white flour.
Recipes Using Bisquick Baking Mix
Use this healthy Bisquick baking mix substitute in your favorite Impossibly Easy Pie recipe:
- Impossible Pumpkin Pie
- Impossible Brownie Pie
- Impossible Banana Bread Pie
- Impossible Chicken Sausage Pie
- Impossible Zucchini Pie
- Impossible Chicken Broccoli Pie
- Impossible Ham and Swiss Cheese Pie
- Impossible Turkey Taco Pie
- Impossible Chicken Pot Pie
Or Easy Upside-Down Pear Cake, Slow Cooker Sausage Egg Puff, Cottage Cheese Power Pancakes, Crock Pot Chocolate Pudding Cake or Butterscotch Blondies.
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Healthy DIY Bisquick
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 4-½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1-½ teaspoons salt
- 8 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into cubes
- Add the flour, baking powder and salt to the a mixing bowl.
- Add the cold, cubed butter and mix the ingredients on LOW (using the paddle attachment) of a standard kitchen mixer, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Alternatively, you can cut the butter into the flour mixture using two forks or a pastry blender.
- Store your Bisquick baking mix in an airtight container in the refrigerator (or freezer) for up to 3 months.
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
If you like this Homemade Substitute for Bisquick Baking Mix, you might also like:
- Low Fat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars
- Gluten-Free Mini Beet Brownie Bites
- Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding
- Wheaties Coconut Cookies
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what would be the sodium content in this mix looking for a DIY bisquick mix that is lower in sodium than the boxed ones
Obviously you would need o count the 1 1/2 Teaspoons of salt but you could use Mortons lite salt and use unsalted butter for lower sodium count! Hope this helps!
That sodium count would still be way too much for people trying to reduce blood pressure, which certainly affects heart health. Use Morton’s zero sodium salt substitute, plenty of it, and unsalted butter.
For a GF version, could you simply replace regular flour with a GF flour?
Anything more healthy is better!
It’s good enough for me. ?
I like your site, but there are so many pop-up ads and other extraneous stuff (e.g., an icon to like or pin or share), that I can barely read the recipe!
I am diabetic and always looking for something with less carbs. I think I will try substituting almond flour for all purpose flour. I'm sure the wheat flour option would also be better than all regular flour. Love your recipes. I'm so glad I found your site. I will let you know how almond flour works if you are interested.
Hi Joan, Yes, please let me know. ~Martha