ANSWER: Some Bisquick products are indeed Vegan, however there are variations of it that definitely aren't. For example, they have a Buttermilk Pancake and Waffle Mix which contains both milk and eggs placing it in the non-vegan category.
Also, given that the instructions may call for eggs or milk, you'll have to make some easy vegan substitutes when using Bisquick. We've compiled the vegan products and the non-vegan products below!
Given that there are many forms of Bisquick on the market we've made a convenient list of vegan and non-vegan Bisquicks based on the information from their website. Because ingredient statements change, we recommend checking their ingredient statements for milk and eggs just to make sure.
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All of the non-vegan products contain either eggs, milk, and/or honey.
There are also other vegan pancake mix brands to check out which we wrote an entire post about!
Here's an example of what a vegan ingredient statement of Bisquick looks like compared to a non-vegan one.
Vegan Ingredient Statement (original Bisquick)
Enriched Flour Bleached (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Cottonseed Oil, Leavening (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate), Dextrose, Salt.
Non-Vegan Ingredient Statement (Buttermilk Shake and Pour)
Enriched Flour (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), Sugar, Leavening (baking soda, monocalcium phosphate, calcium acid pyrophosphate), Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Cottonseed Oil, Defatted Soy Flour, Dried Egg Whites, Dextrose, Tricalcium Phosphate, Buttermilk , Salt, Soy Lecithin.
Milk: Milk should be an easier replacement given that there are plenty of plant based milks on the market. Given that soy milk has the highest protein content (most similar to dairy milk) it is the go-to replacement. However, almond and coconut milk will also work great for pancakes.
Eggs: While there are many egg replacers on the market that will work, making a flax egg is going to be the cheapest option. To make 1 flax egg, simply combine 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds with 3 tablespoons of water, mix thoroughly, and let is rest in the fridge for 15 minutes. You'll also get other benefits from using a flax egg in your pancakes, including more fiber!
When it comes to a non-whole food with many minor ingredients, it is nearly impossible to trace whether some of them may be animal derived such as Folic Acid. That being said, they are such low percentage the harm to animals from consuming them in these products is virtually nil. If you're transitioning to veganism, we highly recommend to not overthink these things - just avoid foods blatantly labeled with animal products.
Cooking healthy, delicious, plant-based meals has been Joey’s true passion since he went vegan in 2015. He has a masters in Nutrition and Food Science and is committed to making the internet a place of education and knowledge rather than misinformation and clickbait. He currently lives in Delaware with his wife.