8 Tasty Recipes That Will Use up Your Self-Rising Flour

Sweet Potato Biscuits
Photo: Blaine Moats

Whether you accidentally bought the wrong type or it's all that was left at the store, self-rising flour is simply all-purpose flour that already has the baking powder, baking soda, and salt added to the mix. You could figure out how to swap it into your favorite bread or cookie recipes, but when you don't want to do the math, we've got some delicious self-rising flour recipes ready to go. These clever uses for self-rising flour will have you keeping a bag in the pantry all the time.

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Dill and Cheese Beer Bread

Dill and Cheese Beer Bread
Andy Lyons

Even the most beginner bakers can accomplish this self-rising flour bread recipe. All you need is a can of beer, self-rising flour, cheese, herbs, and a hint of sugar. In less than an hour, you'll be chowing down on a slice of cheesy, herb-filled bread.

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Easy Peanut Butter Bars

stack of peanut Butter Bars topped with peanuts and candy pieces
Mike Jensen

When you need a quick dessert to tote to a gathering (or just curb a sweet tooth craving), these self-rising flour cookies will save the day. Combine a few pantry staples and bake in a 9x13 pan for an irresistible 30-minute dessert. Top with peanut butter candy pieces and peanuts before baking for a sweet and salty crunch.

Buy It: 9x13-Inch Cake Pan ($5, Target)

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Beer-Battered Cod

Beer-Battered Cod close up
Jason Donnelly

Enjoy pub-favorite fish and chips from the comfort of your own home. The two-ingredient batter only takes self-rising flour and a can of beer (plus salt and pepper) to make a mouthwatering coating for cod fillets. Serve with homemade fries and your favorite dipping sauces.

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Cranberry-Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole

Cranberry-Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole
Con Poulos

Upgrade your traditional sweet potato casserole with a recipe that will have everyone going for second helpings. A cup of self-rising flour goes into a sweet crumb topping that pairs beautifully with tart cranberries.

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Crumb-Topped Peach Bake

Crumb-Topped Peach Bake in white bowls with serving tray underneath
GREG SCHIEDEMANN

If you've been looking for a recipe so you can make a peach cobbler with self-rising flour, give this easy fruit crisp a try. When fresh peaches aren't in season, you can easily make this sweet treat with frozen peaches. We like enjoying a bowl with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Buy It: Pyrex Baking Dish ($17, Walmart)

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Two-Ingredient Flatbreads

Two-Ingredient Flatbreads

When it comes to recipes using self-rising flour, you've probably heard about the two-ingredient "magic" dough. A simple blend of self-rising flour with Greek yogurt forms a tangy base for this flatbread as well as bagels, pizza crust, and more. Load these flatbreads up with your favorite sweet or savory toppings for an easy lunch.

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Two-Ingredient Bread

Two Ingredient Bread

Also known as ice cream bread, this self-rising flour recipe is one the kids will love helping create. The easy DIY bread mixes ice cream (use whatever flavor you like!) with self-rising flour. After 45 minutes in the oven, you've got a fluffy loaf of homemade quick bread ready for munching.

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Maw Maw's Biscuits

Maw Maw's Biscuits Basket
Con Poulos

Make self-rising flour biscuits for a crowd with this easy recipe. Courtesy of Kimberly Schlapman (of country music group Little Big Town), these tender, fluffy biscuits taste just like Grandma's. Enjoy alongside your favorite breakfast foods. Don't forget a slather of butter and homemade jelly.

Buy It: KitchenAid Pastry Blender ($14, Target)

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