How to Make Self-Rising Flour

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

How to Make Self-Rising Flour | Add a Pinch

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.

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How to Make Self-Rising Flour
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How to make your own self-rising flour.
Serves: 1 cup
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. Measure all ingredients and whisk to combine.
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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    • 7

      Robyn says

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

    • 13

      Robyn says

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

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    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.

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      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!!!

    • 22

      Robyn says

      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.

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    charla says

    Just gave this info to my niece. I didn’t know exact measurements for a cup, so thanks. Also, if you’re using buttermilk or “sour milk” we were always told that you needed to add 1 tsp baking soda along with the baking powder and salt. That info was passed by my grandmother, now I’m the granny. 😉


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