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Has this ever happened to you? You are running late with your day, you need a quick meal idea, but everything you think of making requires a mix of some sort that you, of course, don’t have in your pantry. So, now what? Why not make your own mix?
Store-bought mixes are a quick grab and dump kind of pantry item, but they are full of preservatives, and extra unnecessary ingredients. If you make your own, you will know exactly what is in each mix, and if you make the mix ahead of time, you can keep them in your pantry and grab them quickly on those days when you are in a hurry. Here are 10+ DIY Mixes You Can Make Instead of Buy.
A quick and easy mix to make with ingredients you would have in your pantry.
Cornmeal can go sweet or savory, and there’s no use in creating an all-purpose mix with it if you’re not going to account for both. With this recipe, you can make old-fashioned blueberry muffins or skillet cornbread. Washington Post
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This four-ingredient Homemade Baking Mix comes together in just minutes. The perfect cup for cup substitution for Bisquick or Jiffy Baking Mix. Melanie Makes
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If you’ve ever wanted to replace those store-bought brownies mixes with something a little more frugal or with something that has all pronounceable ingredients, this is the recipe for you. The best part is that you make it and store until you really need a delicious brownie treat. Because who really wants to start from the beginning of the recipe when you just REALLY need some chocolate? Little House Living
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Create your own zippy taco seasoning for spicing up Mexican dishes. It’s handy and less expensive than buying envelopes of prepared mix from the store. Taste of Home
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This mixture is just the way we like it, and the texture is very much like our favorite brand (which happens to be a store brand). And it’s so easy! The Spruce Eats
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These recipes are homemade, healthier, tastier alternatives to cup-a-soup packets from the store. Hot soups are a good way to help hikers rehydrate quickly and add some needed calories after a day on the trail. The Yummy Life
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Make your own Rich Chocolate Pudding Mix from scratch with this no-sweat recipe that can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the pantry. Budget 101
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Spruce up your favorite salad, greens or veggie side dishes with an enticing selection of homemade dressing mix recipes! Budget 101
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This isn’t quite as strong as a vanilla latte at your favorite coffee house. If that’s your drink, use some instant espresso powder instead. This reminds me of the little containers of instant french vanilla coffee you can get at the grocery store. Hillbilly Housewife
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