Thursday, August 15, 2013

Heart Healthy Bisquick Mix

It's has been about forever and a day since I posted a recipe. But I had to share!! This recipe is a must have for the #healthyeating, #pennypinching, #notimetocook lifestyle!! Which means it is perfect for us and has become a staple in our home. And it was one of the first things I made (the mix itself) after we moved.

I love Bisquick! Pour some mix in the bowl, add water, then cook. And your done. It was fast and conievent. But not healthy at all and way cheaper to make it yourself. 

I searched for a healthy Homemade Bisquick mix. No luck. I searched for whole wheat Bisquick and heart healthy Bisquick mix. Nothing promising. 

With a few vague ideas, I began several experiments trying to figure it out. The requirements: healthy, tastes good, cheap, easy to make, no shortening, and long shelf life. After some adjustments and trying again, I found the perfect combination!! 

100% whole wheat, fat-free, sugar-free, "Heart Healthy" homemade Bisquick mix!! It is very affordable with common ingredients and has a super long shelf life!!

6 1/2 c.whole wheat flour (or use all-purpose flour if you wanted)
2 c. non-fat dry milk powder
1 c. cornstarch
1/2 c. Splenda (sugar)
1/8 c. baking powder
1 T. salt
2 t. baking soda

Mix everything together. Store in an airtight container. (My container is about 12 cups.) Before using each time, stir the mix. 

Use in place of regular Bisquick. 

To make drop biscuits (this recipe is terrible--sorry!), pour some mix into a bowl and add a enough water until thick ball forms. Drop by rounded spoonfuls on lightly greased cookie heart. Bake at 450*F for 8-10 min. (Note: I only make about 4-5 biscuits at a time and use the toaster oven.)

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