If you have ever found a recipe that calls for self-rising flour but you don't have any on hand, I've got you covered! Let's learn how to make self-rising flour to keep on hand for lots of delicious recipes!
I love baking with self-rising flour! You don't have to worry about adding any baking powder or baking soda to the recipe list, it's already in there! If you are in a pinch though and you don't have time to run to the store to grab a bag, you can easily make it at home.
What is Self Rising Flour?
Self-rising flour (often called self-raising flour) is a type of flour that comes with the raising agents built-in. That means that the baking powder and salt are already mixed in. Basically, it's like an all-in-one package – flour with a little extra help to make your baked goods rise.
Ingredients to Gather
You only need a few simple ingredients to make this self rising flour recipe.
- All purpose flour. Simple white flour that is unbleached or bleached. I prefer to use unbleached flour whenever possible.
- Baking powder. Use aluminum free whenever possible, but if you can't find it, the baking powder you have in your house is great.
- Salt. For a little extra flavor. It's important to remember that there is salt in self-rising flour because if you add salt to the recipe, it can become too salty.
See printable recipe card for full recipe information on ingredients and quantities.
What's the Difference Between All Purpose Flour and Self Rising Flour?
There's a big difference when you are trying to figure out the difference between self rising flour vs all purpose flour.
You can't substitute all purpose flour for self rising flour equally. Self rising flour has baking powder and salt added in, all purpose flour does not. All purpose flour needs the leavening agents added in the recipe.
To use self rising flour in place of all purpose flour, simply remove the baking powder from the recipe that you are making.
How To Make Self-Rising Flour
Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl or a mason jar. A whisk or a wooden spoon is a great tool to mix the ingredients together.
Kitchen Tips and Tricks
You can make exactly what the recipe calls for, or you can make a big batch of self rising flour and keep it in an airtight container in the pantry.
Make sure your ingredients are fresh. It's important that the baking powder isn't expired because then the flour will not help your recipes rise.
You can make self rising flour with whole wheat flour too! To make that, substitute all purpose flour for whole wheat flour. 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder and salt as you would for all purpose flour.
Recipes That Use Self-Rising Flour
There are so many recipes that use self rising flour! Here are just a few of them that I think you will love!
There is always a bag of self-rising flour in my pantry! I love to bake with it! Self rising flour should be kept in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture.
The most important thing to remember is to store them in an airtight container or in a gallon Ziploc bag. Flour can often have bugs in it if it is not stored properly.
Believe it or not you can also freeze flour! Place flour in gallon sized Ziploc bag or freezer safe bags. Make sure to label the bags and then freeze the flour for up to 6 months. Sometimes you can even freeze the flour for longer! You can use the flour straight from the freezer.
You should be able to use gluten free flour in place of all purpose flour. I would not use almond flour or coconut flour as those are too heavy and often are not used 1 to 1 ratio for all purpose flour.
Yes! You can make a huge batch of this. Just keep the ratios the same of flour, baking powder, and salt.
More Recipes with Self-Rising Flour
How to Make Self-Rising Flour
- 1 cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 ½ teaspoon Baking Powder
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- Mix all the ingredients together with a whisk and store them in an airtight container.