If you don’t have self-rising flour on hand for a recipe, here’s how to make self-rising flour. You probably have the ingredients on hand and can make your own batch of self-rising flour in just a couple minutes.Homemade Self-Rising Flour

What is Self-Rising Flour?

Self-rising flour is flour with baking powder and salt added to it for use in various baked goods recipes. Self-rising flour is a common ingredient in many Southern baked items such as biscuits.

Traditionally, self-rising flour is made with pastry flour to give baked goods an especially fluffy texture, but all-purpose flour works just fine for most purposes.

Here are The Holy Mess, we use self-rising flour together with plain Greek yogurt for our 2 ingredient dough recipes that are especially popular with Weight Watchers members.

Gluten-Free Self-Rising Flour

Do you need to eat gluten-free for health purposes? Here is a gluten-free variation of self-rising flour.

1 cup King Arthur Gluten-Free All Purpose Mix

2 tsp Baking powder

1 tsp Potato starch

1/8 tsp Xanthan gum

1/2 tsp salt

Mix together dry ingredients. If you plan to use this flour in a mixed that will be shaped or rolled out, let the dough sit for 20 minutes before handling. This gives time for the stabilizers to become manageable.

Making your own self-rising flour is easy and you probably have the ingredients on hand.

Homemade Self-Rising Flour

Here are the ingredients you need to make your own self-rising flour.

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • .5 tsp salt
Homemade Self-Rising Flour
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Homemade Self-Rising Flour

No self-rising flour on hand or at the store? No problem. You can make your own with these easy ingredients you probably have on hand.
Servings: 4
Calories: 114kcal
Author: www.theholymess.com


  • 1 cup flour All-purpose or pastry flour work best, but other flours can be used.
  • 1.5 tsp baking soda
  • .5 tsp salt


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until well combined.


Recipe yield - 1 cup self-rising flour. Nutritional information is for 1/4 cup flour.
Flour is 3 points per 1/4 cup serving for MyWW Green, Blue, and Purple plans.


Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg


Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until well combined. Use in any recipes that call for self-rising flour.

Bread dough ready to bake.

Now you are ready to create your favorite bread and baked goods recipes.

Frequently Asked Questions about Self-Rising Flour

Can I use any type of flour for self-rising flour?

Yes, other flours can be substituted for self-rising flour, such as pastry flour, all-purpose flour, or even white whole wheat flour. Keep in mind that heavier flours will produce a more dense end result. If using almond flour, we suggest you refer to our low carb 2 ingredient dough recipe for additional tips.

Can any type of salt be used in self-rising flour?

Yes any salt can be used as long as it’s a fine-grain and not course salt.

Should I add yeast to self-rising flour?

No, we do not recommend adding yeast because you will have too much rising agent. Baking powder is a rising agent in self-rising flour.

Does self-rising flour have gluten?

Yes, a self-rising flour that is purchased at the store or made with all-purpose flour will have gluten. You can make your own gluten-free self-rising flour by mixing 1 cup gluten-free flour, 1.5 tsp baking powder, and .5 tsp salt.

Can you make whole wheat self-rising flour?

Yes, you can make whole wheat self-rising flour with 1 cup white whole wheat or whole wheat flour (or a mixture of all-purpose and whole wheat flour), 1.5 tsp baking powder, and .5 tsp salt. Keep in mind the dough and end result of baked goods will not rise as much as those made with white flour and the texture will be more dense.

What will you make with homemade self-rising flour? Share in the comments below.

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