Easy Healthy Homemade Biscuit Mix Recipe (Skip the Shortening!)

Easy Biscuit Recipe From Homemade Biscuit Mix Biscuits on Plate

Are you craving warm, fluffy biscuits but are short on time? This easy healthy homemade biscuit mix recipe is your answer! Whip up a batch of this dry mix in less than 10 minutes and have delicious homemade biscuits on the table whenever the craving strikes. Unlike store-bought mixes, this recipe skips the shortening for a healthier option using canola oil when baking. Moreover, it’s packed with basic pantry staples, making it a budget-friendly choice.

Why You’ll Love This Healthy Homemade Biscuit Mix Recipe

It is easy to make with basic cooking ingredients that you probably have in your pantry. From creating this master mix, you can have enough for three recipes of biscuits.

This make ahead mix is handy to have on hand when you’re hungry for biscuits.

Instead of pulling out a commercial box of biscuit mix, homemade is cheaper and just as convenient. Besides that, homemade biscuits from scratch always taste better.

This is a healthy biscuit mix that avoids artery-clogging shortening or butter that are high in saturated fats. Canola oil that you will need to add later is the healthiest vegetable oil and so suitable for baking. Yet, it also will save you from preservatives and other questionable chemicals that a ready made mix that you bought may contain. Baking your own biscuits, pies, cakes, cookies, breads, etc. to cooking at home from scratch gives you more control over what ingredients go into your body.

What Kind of Variations Can You Make From This Master Biscuit Mix Recipe

Besides plain biscuits, there are other biscuit recipes that you can enjoy from this basic biscuit mix.

A delicious accent to this biscuit is adding one teaspoon of caraway seeds when preparing a batch of these drop biscuits without shortening.

You can also experiment with different dried herbs. Try adding one-half to a full teaspoon of thyme leaves, sage or oregano for some tasty varieties.

Still, you can add one-fourth cup of fresh chopped chives to the basic recipe, which is delightful.

Sweet blueberry biscuits can also be made from this healthy biscuit recipe by adding one cup of fresh or frozen blueberries, one-fourth teaspoon of nutmeg and two tablespoons more sugar per batch.

Tips for Light and Flaky Homemade Biscuits

Do not over mix the ingredients for this biscuit mix without shortening. Mixing the ingredients too much results in tougher biscuits.

Batter for drop biscuits is somewhat thinner than when making regular classic biscuits.

Give this mix recipe a try because I think you will love it. Please also share the recipe with your family and friends and do come back to my blog for more.

Easy Biscuit Mix Recipe without Shortening

6 cups of sifted flour
2 tablespoons + 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder, leveled
1 cup of instant nonfat dry milk powder
2 ½ teaspoons of salt
3 tablespoons of sugar

  1. Add the sifted flour, baking powder, dry milk powder, salt, and sugar and mix together in a large mixing bowl.
  2. To make one recipe of drop biscuits: Add 2 cups of biscuit mix, 3/4 cup of water and 1/3 cup of canola oil.
  3. Stir the ingredients just to moisten and drop onto a well-greased baking pan.
  4. Bake in a 375-degree oven for about 10-12 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated. Test with a cake tester, toothpick or slender knife to see if anything sticks for determining doneness. The bottoms will be slightly golden brown.
  5. Remove immediately and transfer to a cooling rack.
  6. These biscuits are best served warm.
  7. ENJOY!

Other of My Treasured Favorite Biscuit Recipes

Cornmeal Cheddar Drop Biscuits

Garlic Herb Biscuits with Rosemary

Buttermilk Mozzarella Biscuits

Cornmeal Biscuits

Sour Cream Biscuits

Easy Biscuit Mix Recipe without Shortening
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Whip up a batch of this dry mix in less than 10 minutes and have delicious homemade biscuits on the table whenever the craving strikes. Unlike store-bought mixes, this easy biscuit recipe skips the shortening for a healthier option using canola oil when baking.
Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baking with canola oil, biscuits without shortening, easy biscuit recipe, healthy biscuit recipe, homemade biscuit mix
Author: Mary Balandiat
Ingredients
  • 6 cups of sifted flour
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder leveled
  • 1 cup of instant nonfat dry milk powder
  • 2 ½ teaspoons of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
Instructions
  1. Add the sifted flour, baking powder, dry milk powder, salt, and sugar and mix together in a large mixing bowl.
  2. To make one recipe of drop biscuits: Add:

    2 cups of biscuit recipe mix

    3/4 cup of water

    1/3 cup of canola oil

  3. Stir the ingredients just to moisten and drop onto a well-greased baking pan.
  4. Bake in a 375-degree oven for about 10-12 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated. Test with a cake tester, toothpick or slender knife to see if anything sticks for determining doneness. The bottoms will be slightly golden brown.
  5. Remove immediately and transfer to a cooling rack.
  6. These biscuits are best served warm.
  7. ENJOY!
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