You can make your own healthy homemade baking mix for quick meal preparation.
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Make a Healthy Homemade Baking Mix
I’m a self-employed, stay-at-home mother of three boys and our family lives on a remote, rural island in the Northwest. We can’t order takeout here and time always seems to be too short, yet I want to provide my family with healthy, homemade foods. I’ve discovered what I think is one of the best kitchen shortcuts.
I use organic flour, wheat germ and non-aluminum baking powder (Rumford — most traditional brands contain aluminum) to make a healthier alternative to Bisquick baking mix, which has several ingredients I choose to avoid such as cottonseed oil, aluminum and preservatives.
Once a month or so I make a batch from which I can quickly and easily throw together a large number of different dishes: biscuits for a last minute finish to a soup or stew; Sunday morning breakfasts of pancakes, waffles or muffins; and quick breads with dried fruits and nuts to satisfy a sweet tooth for dessert or to give as a gift.
I keep the mix in a large wide-mouth jar on the counter and just scoop out of it whenever it’s baking time. Buying in bulk saves money, and having the ingredients pre-mixed saves me hours over the course of the month.