Homemade Dairy-Free Baking Mix


You might recall my Better Than Crocker Biscuit Baking Mix Recipe from the holiday season. It produces fluffy dairy-free biscuits and can be used in place of Bisquick in a myriad of recipes. But we all have our little tweaks and variations on traditional recipes … this is Sarah‘s version of a homemade dairy-free baking mix, which she uses in her Caramel Apple Pudding Cake Recipe (yes, that’s dairy-free, too!).

Homemade Dairy-Free Baking Mix - naturally vegan and convenient!

Sarah prefers a higher ratio of “milk” powder (see the milk powder note below) in her dairy-free baking mix and a touch less fat. But the recipe is quite flexible in terms of wheat flours – you can use all-purpose for the fluffiest results, swap in white-wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour for more whole grain goodness, or go full-on hearty with spelt or kamut flour.

Special Diet Notes: Dairy-Free Baking Mix

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian.

Non-Dairy Milk Powders: A key to this dairy-free baking mix is “milk” powder. Fortunately, this ingredient is becoming much more common, can be purchased online (it’s shelf-stable), and there are several options emerging. Here’s the quick low-down:

Homemade Dairy-Free Baking Mix
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Sarah has adapted this recipe from Family Feasts for $75 a Week
Serves: 10 cups
  1. Combine dry ingredients.
  2. Add the shortening and mix by hand until well combined.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three months.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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