Learn how to make your own Self-Rising Flour with this convenient and easy recipe. Saves time & money, plus you control the ingredients. Use in recipes like my Easy 2 Ingredient Bagels!
Have you ever found a recipe that screams ‘PICK ME! PICK ME!,’ and when you read the list of ingredients, you realize that you either:
- don’t have what you need
- need something you’ve never bought before
- have ZERO idea what else you’d do with this odd ingredient
This used to happen to me ALL THE TIME.
I’d find an amazing recipe that called for self-rising flour and immediately feel defeat.
I normally don’t buy self-rising flour, so I didn’t want to waste money on something I’ll never use again.
Why Make Homemade Self-rising Flour Substitute
Now that I know to make this recipe, and have done it several times for my 2-ingredient bagel recipe, here are 4 reasons why YOU should consider making your own self-rising flour substitute instead of buying the pre-made bags:
- Saves Money. You ALREADY have everything you need to make this in your pantry!
- Convenience. It’s MUCH easier to measure out 3-4 ingredients than make yet another trip to the grocery store for “just one thing” (which – let’s be honest – you never leave with just that one thing!)
- Saves Time. See tip #2 above. If I don’t have to go to the grocery store, that’s a time-saver in my book!
- You Control the Ingredients. The bags of store-bought self-rising flour are made with modern wheat, which is fine if you don’t have gluten allergies or sensitivities. We do, so being able to make my own substitute using Einkorn (or any other grain you can tolerate) is a huge win for us!
How to Make Self Rising Flour
In less than 60 seconds, here’s how:
- Measure ingredients into a bowl.
- Stir well with a whisk.
3 Ingredients to Make All Purpose Flour
You need just three pantry ingredients to make self rising flour from all purpose flour:
Yes – that’s all!
Can you make self-rising flour without baking powder?
Yes! I haven’t tested this myself, but you can make baking powder using cream of tartar and baking soda. To make one tablespoon of baking powder, mix 2 teaspoons cream of tartar with 2 teaspoon baking soda. From this, measure out what you need for self rising flour!
How to Make Bread or Biscuits Using Self-rising Flour
All of my bread recipes use either all-purpose flour or whole grain flour for the reasons I mentioned earlier – money, time and convenience.
I don’t normally keep self-rising flour on hand, I hate to buy an ingredient I’ll only use in one recipe, and it’s MUCH easier to make a small batch when I need it!
How do you substitute all purpose flour for self-rising flour?
Confession – I don’t make this on a regular basis. I make enough for a couple batches of my 2-ingredient bagel recipe and that’s about it.
BUT… I know when Thanksgiving and Christmas come, I no longer have to find a different recipe or run out for “just one ingredient” when I want to bake something that requires self-rising flour. Now I can make my own, using this self-rising flour recipe and the ingredients I already have in the pantry
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How to Make Self-Rising Flour
Learn how to make your own Self-Rising Flour with this convenient and easy recipe. Saves time & money, plus you control the ingredients.
- Prep Time: 1 minute
- Total Time: 1 minute
- Yield: 1 cup 1x
- Category: pantry
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
- 1 cup flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Whisk together well before using in a recipe that calls for self-rising flour