Homemade Biscuit mix with Coconut Oil

My first attempt at making my own homemade biscuit mix was a disaster.  I saw a recipe for what I wanted that had shortening as the fat and I wanted to use oil.  I swapped out the 2 cups of solid shortening for  2 cups of oil, and then it happened.   As I was mixing my concoction together I realized something wasn't right.  I had added way too much oil.  Turns out you can’t swap shortening for oil in that type of recipe.  I learned the hard way!  I ended up with a solid mass of what looked like play-dough and I scrapped it.  I could have frozen it in portions and used it for pie dough or something like  that but I was so flustered by my kitchen disaster that I wasn't even thinking straight.  

After regrouping, I figured out a way to make a homemade biscuit mix with coconut oil that can be used in a bunch of different recipes, not just biscuits.  Keep in mind that you don’t have to use coconut oil, you use any other oil that you would normally use in your cooking.  You can try olive, canola or vegetable oil and get the same great results.  

Homemade biscuit mix recipe

9 cups flour 1 Tbsp. salt 1/4 cup baking powder 2 cups dry milk powder 3/4 cup coconut oil

Homemade biscuit mix directions

Blend all of the dry ingredients and then start working in your oil. You can use a fork to work in the oil or use a pastry blender. It may seem like the amount of flour is too much for the small amount of oil, but its not.  The mixture should look sandy when you are done.

You can use your homemade biscuit mix to make cookies, scones, oven fried chicken and more.  Its a great addition to any pantry.