With just 2 simple ingredients, you can make your own self rising flour at home. This substitute can be easily doubled, tripled, or quadrupled to adapt to different recipes!
* This recipe was updated with new photos and storage instructions 🙂
I think I've only had actual self rising flour on hand all of once in my entire life. It's just one of those things that I just always forget to buy ... or I just can't find! (A lot like cake & pastry flour AND buttermilk!) So, you can imagine how important it is for me to know how to make self rising flour at home.
With hopes that I'm not alone on this, I wanted to share my 2 ingredient self rising flour substitute. But first ...
What is self rising flour?
Self rising flour is a very convenient substitute for regular flour in a lot of recipes. What's great about it is the fact that it has a leavening agent already worked into it.
The main difference between self rising flour vs flour like all-purpose is that self rising flour has baking powder already included in it. This makes self rising flour a good substitute for recipes that call for both all purpose flour and baking powder.
How to make self rising flour: self rising flour ingredients
Self rising flour is made up of 2 ingredients whisked together to combine well. For this recipe, you will just need regular ole' all-purpose flour and baking powder.
Some recipes also call for around ¼ teaspoon of salt for each cup of flour used. I personally prefer to leave salt out of my self rising flour because I like to adjust the salt based on what I'm making. But feel free to add it in if you prefer!
Self rising flour recipes: what to make with self rising flour
This self rising flour substitute can be used for any recipe that calls for self rising flour, as well as almost any recipe that calls for all purpose flour and baking powder. Some of my favorite ways for using self rising flour are:
• self rising flour bread (like 2 ingredient dough)
• self rising flour biscuits
• self rising flour cookies (the baking powder yields a cakier cookie!)
• self rising flour banana bread
• self rising flour cinnamon rolls
• pizza crust with self rising flour
How to store self rising flour:
Store self rising flour the same as you would regular all-purpose flour (in a cool, dry place). It's also best to keep the flour in an airtight container or plastic bag.
Self rising flour will last as long as your baking powder and flour. Whichever one expires first is the expiration date for your self rising flour.
You can also freeze self rising flour for up to 6 months!
Try out some of these recipes using your homemade self rising flour!
• Ultimate pancake recipe
• Buttermilk biscuits
• Blueberry scones
• Homemade cornbread
Self Rising Flour Recipe
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 & ½ teaspoons baking powder
- In a medium bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Whisk to combine.
- Store as you would regular flour (in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight). Use in place of self rising flour in recipes. You can also substitute flour and baking powder in recipes with this substitute!
Janet Perc says
Can I make self rising flour with almond flour or coconut flour?
Hey Janet. I haven't actually tested it myself, but you should be able to! I'd just use extra fine almond/coconut flour because they can be a bit heavy (you can just give it a quick blend in the food processor). I'd love to know how it turns out if you try it!
Isn't Bisquick the same (or close) to your recipe?? Le'
It is pretty close! But Bisquick has a few more ingredients added (salt and shortening to be exact) 🙂