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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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 forperfect 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.

How to Make Self-Rising Flour | Add a Pinch

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.

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

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!
Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Servings: 1 cup
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.

Notes

Measurements to equal each cup of self-rising flour.

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

Originally published April 2012.

79 comments on “How to Make Self-Rising Flour”

  1. This is awesome knowledge Robyn! Frankly, as much as I bake, I had no idea I could make my own. Really good to know.

  2. What if I need 5 cups of flour, do I just multiply the 3 ingredients, flour baking powder and salt by 5?

  3. Making Banana Bread & Yep–no self rising. Somewhat confusing some say 1 1/4 t baking powder
    others 1 t. Hmmm. but thank you. good luck to ME. LOL

  4. 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.

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