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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
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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 ½ teaspoons of baking powder and ¼ 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!

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How to Make Self-Rising Flour

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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
Prep Time 2 mins
Servings 1 cup
Course how to
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
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!

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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Originally published April 2012.

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  1. I used your recipe for my lemon pound cakes, they came out light and fluffy. The best I’ve made in a while. Thank you.

    1. Sonia, I love that this helped with making your lemon pound cakes. I like to have these substitutions I can make when I don’t have the actual ingredient I need for a recipe.

  2. This is such a great tip! Does this work for making cookies. My cookie recipe calls for 1 1/4 cup of self rising flour? So how much baking powder and salt shall I use ? Thank you

  3. 5 stars
    I always thought self-rising and cake flour were the same thing🙄😄! Thank you for the recipes for both. My cakes, muffins and cookies are a heck of a lot better thanks to you.

  4. What type of salt are you using here? Most diy’s substitutions call for double or even triple the amount of salt listed here.

  5. 5 stars
    This was hugely helpful, as I am making a cake for my best friend’s birthday today and the recipe called for self rising flour. Thank you so much!

    1. I’m so glad this “How To” helped you, Jeannette. I love that you can make this from ingredients you have at home and don’t have to make an extra trip to the store.

  6. If the recipe calls for 3 cups of self rising flour, should I mix 1 cup of regular flour with 1and 1/2 t baking powder and 1/4 t salt and call that 1 cup( even though it’s really more than a cup)

  7. 5 stars
    Great to know substitutions I hate running to the store thanks plus some said something about a lemon pound cake that sounds wonderful

    1. Rebecca, I love to have substitutions such as this for the self-rising flour so I don’t have to make an extra trip to the store as well. This is my Lemon Pound Cake Recipe. I hope you try it sometime. Thanks!

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