All-purpose baking mix



3 cups

All-purpose baking mix

Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Why buy when you can whisk up a versatile all-purpose mix and make everything from pancakes to pot pie in just minutes?


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • WHISK all ingredients together in medium bowl until combined. Use right away or store in an airtight container in a cool dry place up to 1 month.

Nutrition (per cup)

  • Calories
  • 473,
  • Protein
  • 13 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 101 g,
  • Fat
  • 1 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 867 mg.

Substitution tip: Whisk 1 1/2 cups each all-purpose and whole wheat flour with remaining ingredients.

Four tasty ways to use it

Chicken pot pie

Easy pancakes

Cheddar biscuits
Combine 2 1/2 cups all-purpose baking mix with 1/2 cup grated cold unsalted butter and 1/2 cup grated cheddar in a medium bowl. Stir in 1 cup milk until dough comes together. Scrape out onto a floured surface and pat into a 3/4-in.-thick circle. Cut into 12 wedges. Bake on a parchment-lined baking sheet at 425F until golden, 12 to 15 min.

Peanut butter cookies
Stir 1/2 cup natural peanut butter with 1/4 cup unsalted butter in a medium bowl until smooth. Stir in 1/4 cup sugar, then 1 egg, until combined. Mix in 1 cup all-purpose baking mix until dough comes together. Roll into 1-in. balls, then roll in sugar until coated. Arrange on parchment-lined baking sheets and press each ball down using the back of a fork. Bake at 350F until golden, 8 to 10 min.