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How to Replace Bisquick With Pancake Mix

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Julie Christensen is a food writer, caterer, and mom-chef. She's the creator of, dedicated to family fun and delicious food, and released a book titled "More Than Pot Roast: Fast, Fresh Slow Cooker Recipes."
How to Replace Bisquick With Pancake Mix
Preparing pancake mix. Photo Credit: LexussK/iStock/Getty Images

When it's time to whip up a batch of biscuits or scones, don't worry if you are out of Bisquick. Most pancake mixes are very similar to Bisquick and contain flour, leavening, salt and hydrogenated oil. Pancake mixes may contain slightly more sugar, though, resulting in a sweeter final product. They work best for sweet breads, muffins and scones rather than savory dishes when substituting for Bisquick.

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Step 1

Measure 2 cups pancake mix into a mixing bowl to make biscuits. Add 1/2 cup milk and any seasonings, such as garlic or cinnamon. Slowly stir the mixture together until it is completely blended. Don't over-mix, though, or the biscuits will turn out tough. Omit sugar if the recipe calls for it.

Step 2

Cover the dough with a towel and wait five minutes. This waiting time tenderizes the dough, making it easier to roll out.

Step 3

Flour the work surface and roll the dough out until it is 1-inch thick. Cut the dough into squares or wedges, or cut with a cookie cutter or glass to make round biscuits. Place the biscuits on a cookie sheet, spaced at least 1 inch apart.

Step 4

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, until golden brown. Allow the biscuits to cool slightly before serving.

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