Self-rising flour is a staple ingredient in many recipes! Learn how to make it with this quick, easy substitution recipe. It only takes 3 simple ingredients!

Self-rising flour is a staple ingredient in so many southern recipes! Learn how to make your own self-rising flour with this quick and easy substitution recipe. All you need are 3 simple ingredients! // addapinch.com

Have you ever started a recipe and realized that you didn’t have enough of a specific ingredient called for in that recipe? It is a frustrating thing when that happens. That’s when simple substitutions come to the rescue like this simple self-rising flour recipe for a homemade substitution.

Self-rising flour is used in so many southern recipes and has become a staple ingredient in my kitchen for the perfect buttermilk biscuit, buttermilk pancakes, and cinnamon roll biscuits  and more. But, when I run low on it, I just make my own using just 3 ingredients that I always keep on hand. 

How to Make Homemade Self-Rising Flour Substitute

This homemade self-rising flour works perfectly in recipes that call for self-rising flour. I’ve included the recipe to make one cup of the homemade substitute, but it can easily be scaled up or down based on your specific needs.

Self-rising flour is a staple ingredient in so many southern recipes! Learn how to make your own self-rising flour with this quick and easy substitution recipe. All you need are 3 simple ingredients! // addapinch.com

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

For each cup of flour, whisk together with 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Make sure to whisk all of these ingredients together well so that the baking powder and salt are both evenly distributed within the flour.

Self Rising Flour - Learn how to make self-rising flour with this super easy substitution recipe. All you need are 3 everyday ingredients! // addapinch.com

Here’s the printable recipe card for how I make it my own self-rising flour substitute. I hope you find it as helpful as I do!

Self-rising flour is a staple ingredient in so many southern recipes! Learn how to make your own self-rising flour with this quick and easy substitution recipe. All you need are 3 simple ingredients! // addapinch.com

How to Make Self-Rising Flour

Self-rising flour is a staple ingredient in so many southern recipes! Learn how to make your own self-rising flour with this quick and easy substitution recipe. All you need are 3 simple ingredients!
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Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Servings: 1 cup
Course how to
Cuisine American
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Measure all ingredients and whisk to combine.

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Notes

Measurements to equal each cup of self-rising flour.
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Enjoy!
Robyn xo

Originally published April 2012.

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94 Comments Leave a comment or review

  1. Good to learn that I can make self-raising flour at home, as this does not exist in Norway.
    Now I can use several American cake recipes I have, since I didn’t know what self-raising flour is.

  2. thank you and this is helpful. baking banana cranberry loaf and calls for a self rising flour. will try other recipes featured in this website. keep safe!

  3. Thank you Robyn. We had already done our shopping earlier today and while poking around the internet later in the afternoon I came across a two ingredient biscuit recipe. I knew I had some heavy cream, but thought my self rising flour had become the victim of a mouse invasion last year. Well, the invasion was turned back and them mices defeated, but the self rising flour was not in a container and so….well you can imagine the rest. Undaunted, I looked to your site and found what will save the day. We are having a slow cooker Mediterranean pot roast on Sunday and will try my new biscuit recipe, using your self rising flour mix, to sop up the gravy. Thanks for being there.
    Rev. David

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