Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Make Your Own Low Fat "Bisquick"

I love using Heart Smart Bisquick but it's pretty pricey so I found a recipe to make my own.  There are a lot of them out there but I found this to be the best and it's EASY.  I'm also including a few of my favorite recipes using the mix at the end of this post.
In a large bowl, combine 6 1/2 c flour (I use half whole wheat and half white); 1/2 c sugar; 2 c nonfat dry, powdered milk; 1 c cornstarch; 2 T baking powder; 2 t baking soda;  3 t salt (I use the Lite Salt).  


Mix well using a whisk to evenly incorporate all of the ingredients.


Pour into a gallon zip lock bag and store in a cool, dry place for up to a month.


I use this mix for anything that calls for 'biscuit mix' including of course, biscuits.   These are made using fat-free buttermilk but you can use regular or skim milk as well.


Since it's STILL cold here, I made up a few batches of sweet breads to serve with soups and dinners this week including this Strawberry Banana Pecan Bread


and this Blueberry Banana Oat Bread


You'll save a ton of money and a lot of time since you can whip up these breads and sides in no time using the pre-made mix.

RECIPES:

Buttermilk Biscuits
2 1/4 c biscuit mix
2/3 c milk or buttermilk
Combine, pat out on floured surface 3/4" thick; cut and place on ungreased baking sheet.  Bake at 450 degrees for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.

Strawberry Banana Pecan Bread
1 c fresh, chopped strawberries
1 ripe banana, chopped
1/4 c chopped pecans
2 c biscuit mix
2/3 c skim milk
1/3 c sugar
1/4 c egg substitute
1/4 c fat free yogurt or sour cream 

Combine egg substitute, sugar, milk and biscuit mix in medium bowl. Add strawberries and banana.  Spread in a greased loaf or round cake pan.  Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 min. until tester inserted in center of cake comes out clean.  
 
Blueberry Banana Oat Bread
2 3/4 c biscuit mix
2/3 c sugar
1/3 c quick oats
1 banana, mashed
1 c frozen blueberries, thawed and drained
1/4 c skim milk
1/2 c egg substitute
1/4 c fat free yogurt or sour cream
 
Combine biscuit mix, sugar, oats, banana, milk, egg substitute and sour cream.  Beat well.  Gently fold in blueberries.  Spread in greased loaf or round cake pan.  Bake at 375 degrees 45-50 min. or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.   
 

   

5 comments:

  1. Lauren what fabulous recipes! and low fat, who knew. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Un petit billet qui me met en appétit !...
    Gros bisous

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  3. Oh my-those breads look SO yummy! How clever of you to make your own 'bisquick'!
    Susan

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  5. teensy bit too sweet, but other than that, perfect!

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