Biscuits in a cast iron pan, one with honey and butter, bag of homemade biscuit mix.
5 from 3 votes

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.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 8 cups of mix
Calories 217kcal
Author Longbourn Farm • Alli Kelley


For the Mix

  • 8 cups all purpose flour see note
  • 4 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt

To Make the Biscuits

  • 2 cups biscuit mix see note
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk see note


For the Mix

  • Whisk together ingredients and store in an air-tight container or bag.

To Make the Biscuits

  • Cut the shortening into the biscuit mix.
  • Add buttermilk gradually as you mix, until the dough forms a rough ball and all sticks together. It should be slightly tacky.
  • On a floured surface, press dough into a square that is 1 inch thick.
  • Cut into 6 squares (or smaller if you'd like mini biscuits).
  • 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.
  • For soft edges, place the biscuits 1/4 inch apart. For firm edges, place them 2 inches apart.
  • Bake at 450º F for about 10-12 minutes or until the bottoms are golden brown and the tops are just starting to brown.
  • After biscuits are baked, brush tops with melted butter.


You could scale this mix up or down, depending on how much storage space you have for the mix. 
If you don't have buttermilk, you can substitute regular milk OR mix 2 teaspoons vinegar into regular milk to create buttermilk. 
The recipe given from the mix makes 6 medium biscuits.
The listed nutrition facts are for 1 batch of biscuits. 


Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 406mg | Potassium: 79mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 0.8mg