How to Make Self-Rising Flour

Learn how to make self-rising flour quickly and easily.

How to Make Self Rising Flour from addapinch.com

Lately, I have only been buying all-purpose flour at the grocery store. A few years ago, I kept a canister filled with all-purpose flour and another filled with self-rising on my kitchen counter. What I noticed was that I used my all-purpose flour a lot more quickly than I used the self-rising, leaving the self-rising to not be as fresh when I reached the bottom of the canister as I would like for it to be.

I also do not like having to have two kinds of flour when we travel in our RV. The space is absolutely treasured and I do not take one single inch of it for granted!

My solution?

I now make my own self-rising flour as I need it.

It’s really simple to make and only takes about two seconds.

Here’s how I make it.


How to Make Self-Rising Flour
 
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How to make your own self-rising flour.
Serves: 1 cup
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Measure all ingredients and whisk to combine.
Notes
Measurements to equal each cup of self-rising flour.

Self-rising flour is wonderful to use for that perfect buttermilk biscuit, buttermilk pancakes, and especially these cinnamon roll biscuits that I make. It is definitely an ingredient that I use frequently, I now just mix my own really quickly.

How about you? What kind of flour do you use most often?

 

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About Robyn

A seventh generation Southern wife and mom who loves to share simple, fresh, and scrumptious recipes the whole family will enjoy.

Comments

  1. 1

    You don’t know how many times I’ve needed self rising flour and didn’t have any…this will definitely be put to good use!!

  2. 4

    Great post Robyn! Thanks for sharing!

  3. 6

    Handy dandy tip for sure!

    • 7

      Thank ya much! It’s perfect for those early morning pancakes and waffles and let’s not get started on the biscuits! :)

  4. 8

    This is great information! I had no idea that I could just make it myself. Thank you!

    • 9

      Thanks, Natalie. It’s freed up a canister on my counter top that now gets used for chocolate! :)

  5. 10

    I am saving this for SURE!

  6. 12

    I never think to buy self-rising flour, this is such a great tip!

    • 13

      Thanks, Missy. So great to just whip it up quickly and not have to add something else to my grocery list.

  7. 14

    I love kitchen substitutions! Always great to know how to make something quickly : )

  8. 15

    Bookmarking! Love this! :D

  9. 16

    Great tip to have on Pinterest board!! Thanks Robyn!

  10. 17

    Wow, that’s awesome!! I resort to keeping Bisquick on hand. My husband does the breakfast cooking so I’ll have to tell him about this. I have been wanting to experiment more with wheat flour but I’m not sure where to start.

  11. 18

    This is such a great tip, Robin. Thanks for sharing!

  12. 19

    WoW!!! Just stumbled upon your blog and this

    • 20

      …oops…
      Just stumbled upon this amazing recipe and your wonderful blog. Thanks for this. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried to make something and then realized that I don’t have self-rising flour. I use it so seldom that I would hate to buy a whole bag. Now I don’t have to!!!

  13. 21

    how big is a cup?

    • 22

      Hi Tina,
      Depending on if you spoon or dip the all-purpose flour into your measuring cup, you’ll have between 4.5 ounces and 5 ounces.

  14. 23

    can i make up a lot of this flour at once

    • 24

      Hi Ellen,
      You sure can. If I know I’ll be using a good bit for various recipes, I’ll mix up a batch to keep on hand.

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