As promised, here is the homemade baking mix that I use in place of the store bought ones. I originally got the recipe from Frugal Families.
This mix has saved me tons of money over the years since this is quite a bit cheaper. I can’t remember the original cost when I first starting making this, but I’m sure the prices have increased anyway. I’m guessing that the total cost for this mix is roughly 1/3 to 1/4 the cost of buying the name brand stuff.
Homemade Baking Mix
9 cups flour (can be 1/2 all-purpose & 1/2 whole wheat)
2 tsp. salt
2/3 cup dry milk
1 cup shortening or 1/2 cup shortening & 1/2 cup butter*
3 Tbsp baking powder
Mix flour and other dry ingredients. Cut in shortening. Store in an airtight container up to 6 months. I use my food processor and divide the recipe in half and process half at a time. It does a wonderful job mixing all the ingredients and cutting in the shortening.
This recipe doubles easily, or you can even divide it in half, depending on how much you are able to store. I store mine in a 5 quart ice bucket.
*Refrigerate if using butter.