Homemade Biscuit Mix Recipe

Homemade Biscuit Mix Recipe!

Homemade mixes are one of my favorite types recipes to develop, and this homemade biscuit mix recipe was no exception. I’ve shared my totally awesome pancake mix recipe before and I’m excited to give you my equally totally awesome homemade biscuit mix recipe! Similar to my love affair with pancakes, I have a slight obsession with biscuits. I love trying new recipes and trying different add-ins, but this recipe has long been my favorite because it always turns out perfectly and its a chinch to throw together. 

Homemade Biscuit Mix Recipe!

Biscuits are one of my favorite quick-bread mixes to have on hand because they can go with almost anything. They are great by themselves for breakfast, or they are perfect when paired with a stew for dinner.

Mix in cheddar, chives, and garlic for a more savory approach, or drizzle the tops with honey prior to baking for a sweeter edition. Biscuits win every award for versatile, quick and easy!

Homemade Biscuit Mix Recipe!

You really can’t go wrong having this homemade biscuit mix in your pantry, it makes the deliciousness that much closer to the table. Another reason I love this homemade biscuit mix recipe is because it makes bringing the biscuits with me somewhere but still being able to bake them fresh a breeze.

For example, we love to take these camping. If you are going to use the mix within a few days, just cut the shortening into the mix and pack it up in a baggie. When you arrive at your dinner party or, in our case, campground and are ready to mix up the biscuits, all you have to add is the milk.

Homemade Biscuit Mix Recipe!

I’m also very lazy when it comes to rolling pins and dough cutters so I never roll these out or use a biscuit cutter. I just dump the dough onto a floured surface, sprinkle the top with some more flour and press it into a rough square or rectangle depending on how many you’re making.

Then, I just cut squares in the size of the biscuits I’d like, make them slightly more rounded {optional} and bake them in a cast iron skillet. You can also bake them on a cookie sheet or in a cake pan…it really doesn’t matter. If you’d like soft edges, place the dough so it’s almost touching, about 1/4 inch apart. If you’d like them to all have crisp edges, place them a couple inches apart.

Homemade Biscuit Mix Recipe!

Who knew biscuits could be so customizable?! Yes, I accessorize and change up my biscuits more than my wardrobe.


Whatever you do, don’t over-bake them. Dry biscuits make me want to cry. {Although that could just be pregnancy hormones…} And it makes me sad that some people have never eaten a properly baked biscuit. Or a homemade one. If you fall into this category, please come over and I’ll make you a batch.


This homemade biscuit mix recipe is easy and delicious. It makes having homemade quick bread a snap at any meal! Light and fluffy biscuits, every time.

Homemade Biscuit Mix Recipe

This homemade biscuit mix recipe is easy and delicious. It makes having homemade quick bread a snap at any meal! Light and fluffy biscuits, every time.

10 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

22 minTotal Time

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    For the Mix
  • 8 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • To Make the Biscuits
  • 2 cups biscuit mix
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk


    For the Mix
  1. Whisk together ingredients and store in an air-tight container or bag.
  2. To Make the Biscuits
  3. Cut the shortening into the biscuit mix.
  4. Add buttermilk gradually as you mix, until the dough forms a rough ball and all sticks together. It should be slightly tacky.
  5. On a floured surface, press dough into a square that is 1 inch thick.
  6. Cut into 6 squares (or smaller if you'd like mini biscuits).
  7. Gently round out the edges of each biscuit and place in buttered baking dish. You can use a cast iron skillet, a cookie sheet, really anything.
  8. For soft edges, place the biscuits 1/4 inch apart. For firm edges, place them 2 inches apart.
  9. Bake at 475 degrees F for about 10-12 minutes or until the bottoms are golden brown and the tops are just starting to brown.
  10. After biscuits are baked, brush tops with melted butter.


• The recipe given from the mix makes 6 medium biscuits.

• You could scale this mix up or down depending upon how much storage space you have.

1267 cal
6 g
257 g
44 g

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