'heart smart' home made bisquick mix

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 21
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 146.3
  • Total Fat: 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 365.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 3.7 g

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Number of Servings: 21


    Flour, white, 6 cup
    Salt, 1.5 tsp
    Baking Powder, 2.5 T
    Blue Bonnet Light Margarine, 8 tbsp
    (The original recipe called for either 1/3 or 1/2 c shortening and said it was only 144 or 158 calories per 1/3 c serving of mix)


Begin by getting out a very large bowl. Measure the flour into the bowl. Add the salt and baking powder. Stir the dry ingredients together so that the salt and baking powder are evenly distributed throughout the flour. Measure in the shortening. Use a standard 1/3 or 1/2-cup measure and pack it all the way full with shortening. Level off the top with a knife. Now scrape the fat into the bowl of flour. Your fingers will get greasy. That's all right, you can wash them in a few minutes. Using your hands, mash the shortening into the flour. Continue mixing and mashing until the mixture has a consistency similar to store-bought biscuit mix. Transfer the mixture to a clean coffee can. This recipe makes 7 cups of mix. Each serving is 1/3-cup.

NOTE: This biscuit mix can be made with either 1/3-cup or 1/2-cup of shortening. When made with 1/3-cup shortening it's nutritional information is almost identical to Reduced-Fat Bisquick®. The quality of the mix made with 1/3-cup shortening is not quite as good as when it is made with 1/2-cup shortening. It is still very good though, and I heartily recommend it to anyone watching both their budget and wasitline. Average consumers don't have access to the same fat replacers and other chemicals that food manufacturers do. For this reason the lower fat version of this recipe gives slightly different results than Reduced-Fat Bisquick®. The biscuits and muffins made with the 1/3-cup shortening-version of this mix are a tiny bit tougher than those made with Reduced-Fat Bisquick®. It is an extremely close copy though, and most people won't notice any difference in their cooking results.

For those willing to add a few more calories to their biscuit mix, the version using 1/2-cup of shortening gives superior results. The biscuits made with this variation are much better those made with the name brand mix. The final decision is yours. When preparing the recipes on this website I have used the version made with 1/3-cup of shortening. My reasoning is that folks who are unwilling to make their own biscuit mix can buy Reduced-Fat Bisquick® at the store, prepare the recipes they find here and not worry about getting their hands dirty. The nutritional data for the recipes prepared with either Reduced-Fat Bisquick® or homemade baking mix prepared with 1/3-cup shortening is the same. By the way, preparing your own Reduced-Fat Baking Mix saves at least $2 per batch over the name-brand mix.

Each serving is 1/3-cup.

Per Serving using 1/3 cup shortening: 144 Calories; 3g Fat (20.2% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 26g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 326mg Sodium.
Exchanges: 1-1/2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Fat.


Per Serving using 1/2-cup shortening: 158 Calories; 5g Fat (27.5% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 26g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 326mg Sodium.
Exchanges: 1-1/2 Grain(Starch); 1 Fat.

Number of Servings: 21

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DMGODDESS.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe works very well for creating plenty of mix, and can be changed according to how much mix you actually desire. If you don't like one of the ingredients, feel free to substitute, bc you really can't go wrong so long as you don't subtract the basic ingredient type. - 10/6/14

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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I also posted a Bisquick clone recipe but mine used Canola oil. I also subbed in no sodium baking powder and lite salt. It works great--give it a try. - 12/18/11

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    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Using trans-fat shortening in a recipe called heart smart is wrongl. Using less shortening doesn't make it better. This is a lazy, unhealthy recipe that calls for shortening because no premade mix can be made with butter. Shortening won't go bad because bacteria can't process it - should you? NO! - 5/3/09

    Reply from DMGODDESS (5/3/09)
    There is transfat in the low fat margarine mentioned (i just chose something low in calorie from the choices Sparkrecipes offered me)? How do you know if a low calorie spread is bad?