Think about that.
Bisquick is mostly flour, correct?
"I have flour in my pantry," I thought to myself. And it didn't cost me that much.
So, I made my own "Bisquick."
3 cups unbleached, all purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 c dry milk powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter
1. Combine all of the dry ingredients. Cut butter into the mixture with a pastry cutter or two knives (or your fingers) until crumbly. Store in a well-sealed container in the freezer.
2. To make pancakes: combine 1 1/2 cups of the mixture with 1 egg and 1/2-1 cup of water. (Start with a 1/2 cup of water and add more as needed until desired consistency.)
I adapted this recipe from Cooking During Stolen Moments.
Another benefit of making my own "Bisquick" is this: I know exactly what is inside! I get a little nervous when I read the ingredients on almost any packaged item in the grocery store. I mean- if I can't pronounce it, should I be eating it? Simple is better. So, whenever I have the chance to make my own food from scratch, I jump at it!
And for those of you who are saying "I don't have time for that," You do. I promise.
It took me five minutes. Literally. And it was worth it!