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How to Make Self Rising Flour

If you’ve looked at a recipe before and seen self rising flour, you may have been confused. Doesn’t flour rise on its own already? It does, but self rising flour is a specific type of flour that should be used when the recipe calls for it.

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What is self rising flour?

Self rising flour is just all purpose flour with baking powder and salt added to it. So, if you see this in a recipe be sure to use this type of flour as the recipe requires that additional leavening that is in the flour. If you don’t use it, then your baked goods may not rise as well as they should given the recipe.

What is self rising flour used for?

Self rising flour can be used in a variety of baked goods such as sponge cakes, muffins, biscuits, scones, and more. It really depends on the recipe and how it is written given the other ingredients. While these things don’t require self rising flour all of the time, if someone writes a recipe using it, then that is taken into consideration as far as the other ingredients go, and it should be followed for the best results.

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How do I make self rising flour?

Making homemade self rising flour is very easy. You just need three ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry: organic all purpose flour, baking powder, fine sea salt. You mix these ingredients together and you have homemade self rising flour in minutes!

How do you store self rising flour?

You can store homemade self rising flour in an airtight container in your pantry for up to 3 months. I wouldn’t keep it any longer than that, as baking powder only has a shelf life of 6 months when opened. And if you are using baking powder that has been opened in your pantry for a bit, then it’s probably safe to say that a few months in the pantry is only how long you should keep your homemade self rising flour.

Why organic?

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

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Homemade Self Rising Flour

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy



Learn how to make self rising flour with this easy homemade self rising flour recipe!


  • 127 grams (1 cup) organic all purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt


  • In a large bowl, add all ingredients and whisk together until combined.
  • Use in recipes or store in an airtight container in the pantry for up to 3 months.


  • High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.

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