Homemade Mixes -
Quick, easy, economical



Homemade mixes provide an easy, economical way for today's baker to prepare delicious baked goodies. A busy lifestyle makes having mixes available a real time-saver. I have used commercial mixes - and even those refrigerated biscuits and breads in a tube - but I prefer the taste of my own mixes and the ability to leave out additives and excessive amounts of sugar. If Bisquick and Jiffy can make mixes, so can I. Here are a few homemade mixes and recipes to use with them. We will also take a look at how you can make homemade mixes from your favorite recipes.

All Purpose Mix
9 cups flour
2 2/3 cups dry milk*
1/3 cup baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon salt
2 cups shortening

Combine flour, dry milk, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Stir until well combined. Using a pastry blender, cut in the shortening until mixture is smooth. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place. You may want to refrigerate the mix in warm weather. Makes about 12 cups. Best if used within one month.

*If you don't have dry milk, substitute milk for water in the recipes.

Recipes for the All Purpose Mix
Biscuits
Drop Biscuits
Plain Muffins
Raisin Muffins
Date Muffins
Blueberry Muffins
Pineapple Muffins
Pancakes
Waffles
Banana Bread
Cheese Bread
Nut Bread
Orange Nut Bread
Pumpkin Bread
Yeast Rolls
Hamburger-Onion Buns
Italian Bread Sticks
Coffee Cake

Whole Wheat Mix
4 cups whole wheat flour
4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups dry milk*
1 cup sugar (or modify to taste)
1/4 cup baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 cup wheat germ**
1 1/2 cups margarine or shortening

In a large bowl, mix well together the whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, dry milk, sugar, baking powder, salt, and wheat germ. Cut in the margarine or shortening with a pastry blender. Store in an airtight container in a cool place or refrigerate in hot weather. Makes about 13 cups. Best if used within one month.

*If you don't have dry milk, substitute milk for water in the recipes.

**If you don't have wheat germ, substitute whole wheat flour.

Recipes for Whole Wheat Mix
Whole Wheat Bread
Whole Wheat Muffins
Whole Wheat Pancakes
Whole Wheat Coffee Cake

Rolled Oats Mix
4 cups all purpose flour
4 cups quick cooking oats
1 1/2 cups dry milk
1/4 cup baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 1/2 cups margarine or shortening

Thoroughly mix flour, oats, dry milk, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Using a pastry blender, cut in the shortening or margarine until well blended. Store in an airtight container. Best if used within one month.

Recipes for Rolled Oats Mix
Oat Muffins
Oat Pancakes



Date-Nut Oat Bread

Homemade Baking Mix

Quick Breads

Return to EasyBreadBaking from Homemade Mixes