Learn how to make your own self-rising flour from ingredients you already have.

What is self-rising flour by The BakerMama

What is Self-Rising Flour

Self-rising flour is a mixture of all-purpose flour and leavening agents – salt and baking powder. The leavening agents are mixed evenly throughout the flour so baked goods rise consistently and produce a predictably good result. You’ll often see recipes for biscuits (like my 5-Ingredient Flaky Cheddar Biscuits), pancakes, or quick breads (non-yeast breads like banana bread) call for self rising flour.

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How to Make Self-Rising Flour

In a pinch, you can make your own self rising flour! Here’s how:

  • For each cup of self-rising flour, you’ll need 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 and ½ teaspoons of baking powder, and ¼ teaspoon of salt.
  • Whisk them together until combined.
  • Use as directed in the recipe in place of the self-rising flour.

Hope this helps! Enjoy! ❤️


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    1. Hi Susanne! I am happy you find them useful. I want everyone to have an easy and enjoyable time in the kitchen!