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Three Genius Ways to Use Bisquick

You might have a box of Bisquick stashed away somewhere in your pantry. After all, it is a lifesaver when you need to whip up a quick batch of pancakes on a busy weekday morning. Or perhaps take that out when you carve waffles on a lazy Sunday. But apart from occasional breakfast or dessert, Bisquick is pretty much ignored when planning your meals for the week.

However, the amazing fact about Bisquick is just a mixture of flour, salt, shortening, and baking powder- pretty much everything you need to prepare a batter. So why not use it as a regular batter when preparing your meals!

Here are some genius ways to use Bisquick in your everyday meals. Even if you are not sold on the idea of premixed batter and like the conventional way of preparing everything from scratch, these sweet and savory recipes are sure to blow your mind!

Strawberry Shortcake

Summer is just around the corner, and it might be the perfect time to batch prepare some crumbly goodness that is strawberry shortcake! For a quick sweet treat after lunch or dinner, you will not find any other match for this. For those who dread measuring and mixing in baking yet love shortcakes, Bisquick Strawberry Shortcake is a surefire way to nail it.

What You Will Need

For the Shortcake

  • 2 cup Bisquick mix
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter (melted) / coconut oil
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons granulated or powdered sugar
  • 1 egg (for egg wash)

To Prep the Strawberry

  • 2 cup strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar

For the Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup cold heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make it

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Mix Bisquick, butter, heavy cream, milk, and sugar until it forms a dough. Portion the dough into 6-8 mounds and place them into a baking sheet. It is not necessary to grease the sheet.
  • Beat an egg and water to prepare an egg wash. Brush the wash over the biscuits.
  • Bake the biscuits at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes; just until they turn golden brown.
  • Let them cool while you prepare the strawberries and whipped cream
  • Mix strawberry and sugar in a bowl and let it sit for about half an hour.
  • To prepare the whipped cream, beat the heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla extract at a high speed with an electric mixer. Beat until it forms a stiff peak and holds its shape.
  • Take the biscuits and split them in half. Slather a piece with cream, place a couple of strawberries, and top it off with another piece.

Savory Breakfast Muffins

For those who are waiting for some savory recipe ideas, here’s one for you.  Savory breakfast muffins can be the perfect idea for tackling the Monday morning rush. You only need some basic ingredients that might already be in your pantry.

It’s a filling, well-balanced and nutritious breakfast that will keep you recharged throughout the day. And you only need 30 minutes to prepare it, you can batch prep it for the whole week as a grab and go breakfast on the weekdays.

What You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 cup Bisquick
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ pound uncooked sausage
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped tomato
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeño pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cumin (ground)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • Salt and black pepper

How to Make It

  • Heat the butter in a skillet on medium-high heat. Drop the onion, jalapeño, salt, and pepper into the skillet and sauté until it turns soft.
  • Add sausage and cumin to the skillet, stir the mixture well so the sausage breaks apart. Cook for about 3-4 minutes, until they turn brown. Remove the skillet from the heat and let the mix cool.
  • For the batter, mix Bisquick, milk, egg and stir the mixture well until there is no lump. Add the cheddar, chopped tomato, and the cooked sausage mixture, lightly fold them into the batter to combine.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Portion the batter into a muffin tray, fill ¾ of each muffin well. Bake them for about 20-22 minutes, until the top portions turn slightly brown. Insert a toothpick to check if they are done. Let them cool for a while before serving.

Onion Rings

You might be used to having onion rings with normal batter, but have you tried one with a Bisquick batter? We bet you haven’t!  You might ask what’s so special about a Bisquick batter.

For starters, it provides a little crunchiness to the rings, so you don’t have to worry about getting some soggy, soft onion rings. And that’s what matters for fried items, right? Let’s check out the recipe.

What You Will Need

  • 1 ¼ cup Bisquick
  • 2 medium red onions
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ cup beer
  • Ground coriander

How to Make It

  • Mix Bisquick, paprika, beer in a bowl and stir the mixture well. Add the ground coriander to the mixture and combine well.
  • Slice the onions into thick rings (about ½ inch thick)
  • Add oil to a saucepan (about 2 inches of oil) and heat the oil until it reaches 360 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Dip the onion slices into the batter and coat them well into the batter.
  • Let the excess batter drip off and fry it. Turn the rings once or twice to ensure even browning on all sides.
  • Once the rings turn golden brown, remove them from oil. Drain the excess oil with a paper towel before you serve.

The Bottom Line

Did these ideas convince you to take out that unused Bisquick in your pantry and use it more often? If so, then try coming up with other ideas- from making a quick casserole dish to even dumpling there are a myriad of Bisquick recipes waiting to be explored! It just doesn’t save you from the hassle of measuring out flour or baking powder every time you cook, but also adds to the taste of these conventional meals.