How to Substitute Bisquick for Flour & Leavener

By Samantha Lowe

Bisquick is a popular mix found in many supermarkets for creating fluffy biscuits, pancakes, and small savory breads with only a few other ingredients added. However, often there is mix left over from such endeavors and when no flour is available for a recipe, Bisquick can often be used. It's convenient for making quick baked goods due to a variety of other ingredients, such as leavening agents and salt. This must be taken in to account when substituting Bisquick for flour in a recipe.


Step 1

Determine how much flour, baking powder, shortening and salt are required in the recipe.

Step 2

Substitute Bisquick on a equal ratio with flour. For example, if the recipe calls for 2 cups of flour, use 2 cups of Bisquick.

Step 3

Determine how much baking powder is called for in the recipe. Every cup of Bisquick contains about 1 tbsp. of baking powder. After adding the Bisquick, evaluate whether more baking powder is called for in the recipe. Add additional baking powder, if needed.

Step 4

Remove any shortening from the recipe, as it is already contained in the Bisquick. Substitute water in its place.

Step 5

Omit any salt from the recipe, as Bisquick already contains it in the adequate ratio to the leavening agent and flour.