Make a Healthy Homemade Baking Mix

A healthy homemade baking mix can save you money and time in the kitchen. Learn how to make this easy baking mix and try it out in one of these tasty breakfast recipes.
By Sophia Dobra
October/November 2007
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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.

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2/3/2011 8:25:56 PM
I love this mix recipe, I have made the biscuits and pancakes. Could you please give the recipes for the muffins and quickbreads? This is a great mix to keep on hand. I have shared it with my daughter and daughter in law and they love it too

6/9/2009 10:12:59 AM
Mother Do you have a whole wheat or grain baking mix I try and try but my pancakes are hard. I have used Dobra baking mix with wheat flower. Steve

2/11/2009 8:52:22 AM
I LOVE this mix! Much better than the store bought and not just because it is a healthier alternative- I use it in place of Bisquick or Jiffy in my recipes and it seems they have better flavor and texture. I didn't sift the ingred. when making, just lightly shook my container after stirring- still great! Thanks!

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