Buttermilk Biscuit Mix Recipe

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In Hartland, Minnesota, Katie Koziolek stirs up a big batch of this versatile biscuit mix to use in dozens of recipes, including the six she shares here. "This mix is easy to make, handy to use and save money," she promises.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:54 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 54 servings


  • 8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk blend powder
  • 4 tablespoons baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2-1/3 cups shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 159 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 217 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; cut in the shortening until crumbly. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.
  2. Buttermilk Biscuit Mix may be used to prepare the following recipes: Bacon 'N' Egg Biscuits, Quick Chicken Pie, Creamy Cheesecake Squares, Beef Pinwheels with Gravy, Cheese Pizza and Pigs in Biscuits. Yield: about 13-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Buttermilk Biscuit Mix in Quick Cooking January/February 2000, p42

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Reviewed May. 24, 2012

"I never buy Bisquick anymore. I always keep this mixed up and in my freezer. I never buy pancake mix either. Everyone says I make the best pancakes. Well, this is my secret"

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2010

"Good to have on hand."

Reviewed Oct. 29, 2009

"I have made this three times so far and it is unbelievable easy in my Kitchen Aid stand mixer. The mix is extremely versatile to use."

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