How to Make Self-Rising Flour At Home

How to Make Self-Rising Flour At Home

Ever found yourself in the middle of a recipe only to realize it calls for self-rising flour? Today let me share with you how a recipe to make Self-Rising Flour at home!

It is used in many baking recipes, and not having some is so frustrating. 1But you will not believe how easy it is to make.

The simplest description of self-rising flour is flour that has baking powder and salt added to it.

It is so easy and only requires 3 simple ingredients, and you can make this on a as-needed basis. Of course you can make extra to have on hand when you are baking goodies.

“This recipe can be substituted for store-bought self-rising flour no matter the use.


  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder 
  • Salt 

If a recipe calls for 2 cups of self-rising flour, you would mix together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 3 teaspoons baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Make a larger batch of DIY self-rising flour and store it for later use and you have an easy substitution ready for any recipe that calls for self-rising flour to help make fluffy pancakes, biscuits, cakes and more.

 This recipe is equivalent to 2 cups of store-bought or pre-mixed self-rising flour.

You can now stop buying self raising flour (it is so expensive at the grocery store) and just make your own as you need it. Make sure you bookmark this recipe if you ever need it for the future.

Now that you know how to make self-rising flour with 3 simple pantry ingredients, lets get to baking and creating something delicious.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course cooking tips
Cuisine American


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Whisk all of the ingredients together in a bowl; then use as directed in your recipe or store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
Keyword self-rising flour