Whole Wheat Quick Baking Mix

Whole Wheat Quick Mix

Over the past few years, I have had many requests for a recipe which will replace boxed “Bisquick”. I had never used bisquick very much before we started our healthy eating journey, therefore I didn’t know that I’d have much use for a healthier version. And so, this recipe request continued to get pushed to the bottom of my “to-do” list.

For shame.  I didn’t know what I’d been missing!  Last summer, I finally gave this recipe a try. Once I figured out the right combination of ingredients, I learned that it takes just a few minutes to put this mix together. And the recipes you can quickly whip up once you have this mix on hand? Every single one we’ve tried has been a hit! I love this mix!  It is inexpensive, is made with real ingredients I feel good about feeding to my family, it saves time, and the food prepared with it tastes great. Does it get any better than that?

Whole Wheat Quick Mix

10 cups whole wheat flour (I use flour made from freshly ground hard white wheat)
1/2 cup baking powder
1/4 cup sucanat (optional)
2 teaspoons sea salt (I use Redmond Real Salt)
2 cups organic palm shortening or butter

In a large mixing bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, sucanat and salt. Thoroughly cut in palm shortening until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Store Whole Wheat Quick Mix in an air tight container in the freezer.

Because I have been having lots of fun putting together new recipes that use this Whole Wheat Quick Mix, the next few days will be dedicated to sharing many of these new recipes. So stay tuned! Here’s a little glimpse into what you’ll find:

 Quick Mix Biscuits

Quick Mix Fruit Pizza


Quick Mix Honey Cinnamon Muffins

Quick Mix Very Vanilla Cookies

Quick Mix Pancakes

Beyond those, I’ve come up with a pie crust, waffles, and more muffin and cookie recipes. I’m telling you, this mix is so versatile and easy.

It’s recipes like this that make my Oh, For Real! Real Food, Real Family, Real Easy book so much fun. It’s all about making your life healthier and easier. Anytime you can take one recipe and adapt it to make many other healthy food recipes, we have a winner!

Which of the above recipes do you want me to share next? I aim to please. :)

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  1. Muna says

    Do you know if this whole wheat baking mix will work in regular baking mix recipes? The web has ton for regular baking mix, but not for the whole wheat.


    Laura Reply:

    Yes, I believe it should work fine!


    Kristine Reply:

    I’ve used this in recipes that call for regular baking mix and it works like a charm.


  2. says

    Thanks for the recipe! Can you start with the whole wheat biscuits? If whole wheat quick mix works in regular baking mix recipes, perhaps you add only water or milk…


    Heavenly Homemaker


  3. Jyn says

    This mix is amazing. The biscuits were better than I expected. My family has enjoyed the pancakes as written and as “ultimate pancakes” modified as suggested on the bisquick box. We are trying the muffins now. Might have to try some of those zillions of recipes calling for bisquick next. Thanks for sharing this. And to anyone reading the reviews and trying to decide if they want to make this … go for it.


  4. Alicia says

    Forgive me if this is in a previous comment…but as much as I totally love this mix, somehow the idea of cutting in the butter seems daunting & stops me from making it. (I know..woe is me.) (: But tonight, I froze all the sticks of butter and SHREDDED them into the bowl with a box grater. I surely didn’t think of this geniousness…I read it somewhere? Maybe here? Anyhow, I now have 2.5 batches of quick mix in the freezer for the next few weeks of The Spring Craziness!! And it was even quick to make the quick mix!! (;


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