Homemade Multi-Purpose Baking Mix
- Servings Per Recipe: 36
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 140.0
- Total Fat: 4.0 g
- Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
- Sodium: 340.6 mg
- Total Carbs: 23.5 g
- Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
- Protein: 3.6 g
IntroductionThis homemade baking mix incorporates whole-wheat flour and costs about the same per serving as the national brand. This homemade baking mix incorporates whole-wheat flour and costs about the same per serving as the national brand.
4 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
4 1/2 cups white whole-wheat flour or whole-wheat flour (see Note)
1/3 cup baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 cups vegetable shortening (organic if you prefer)
Note: White whole-wheat flour and regular whole-wheat flour are nutritionally comparable: Both contain additional protein and fiber that comes from the bran and the germ of the wheat kernel. White whole-wheat flour is made from a variety of wheat that's lighter in color and milder in flavor than regular whole-wheat flour. The two can be used interchangeably. Use regular whole-wheat flour if you prefer a heartier, nuttier flavor and slightly denser texture.
Use this homemade whole-wheat baking mix as you would the name-brand biscuit/pancake mix. However, it should be stored in the refrigerator (whole-wheat flour can spoil).
To make pancake batter: Stir together 2 cups baking mix with 1 cup milk and 2 large eggs.
To make biscuits: Stir together 2 1/4 cups baking mix and 2/3 cup milk; knead the mixture together. Drop spoonfuls on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for 10 minutes, until tops are golden.
Transfer the baking mix to a large plastic container or gallon-size zip-top plastic bag. Store the baking mix in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.
Serving Size: 12 cups, about 36 servings
Member Ratings For This Recipe
I have a similar recipe in which I use canola oil : 10 cups flour, 1/2 cup baking powder, 2 T. sugar, 2 tsp. salt, and 1 and 1/4 cup veg. oil. Combine dry ingredients, add veg. oil and mix with a fork. Should have small lumps throughout. Store in an airtight container up to 3 months. It works great! - 12/17/12