Pancake Mix Biscuits

"You want to make biscuits fast, but you discover that you're all out of biscuit mix (or flour...I'm guilty of this one)! Oh no! What can you do? You can grab your off-the-shelf pancake-and-waffle mix off the shelf, and get to work. That's what you can do!"
photo by Lynda B. photo by Lynda B.
photo by Lynda B.
Ready In:
8 biscuits




  • Preheat oven to 450.
  • Mix together pancake mix and sugar.
  • Cut in shortening until mix resembles coarse cornmeal.
  • Add milk, a little at a time, until a soft dough forms.
  • Turn out on floured board (or wax paper) and knead about 10 times until dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Let dough rest about 5 minutes.
  • Roll out to 1/2 - 3/4 inch thick and cut with 2-1/4 inch biscuit cutter.
  • Bake 8-12 minutes until done (keep an eye on them, they'll burn fast!).

Questions & Replies

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  1. Christina R.
    Is this for the complete pancake mix or the mix that requires egg and milk?


  1. selena h.
    I made these biscuits for my family and they were AMAZING! I did not add any additional sugar since I was using buttermilk pancake mix, also, I use less milk. Sooooooo delicious and quick to make!
  2. Ebony M.
    Yummy! Printed for my recipe Book. I read the reviews and only used 1 TB of sugar and they were perfect!
  3. SpookyMama_
    These biscuits are quick and easy to make. They're super light and fluffy. BUT, they are far to sweet to eat with gravy. They're good with butter, honey, jam, and would probably be GREAT with chocolate gravy, just not with pepper gravy.
  4. Lynda B.
    Not the worst and they worked in a pinch. They are a little sweet but considering I needed them and didn’t want to go to store we ate with gravy and the gravy made up for the sweetness. Would definitely be good for jelly biscuits
  5. Susan B.
    We made it with buttermilk pancake mix. Nice with just butter or peaches and whip cream! Do keep a very close eye. Followed recipe exact.


  1. Lynda B.
    I halved the recipe and it came out fine. I did cook at 425 and cooked for 14 min and they were done


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