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Most of my recipes include either a gluten-free plain flour or bread flour, however, with the simple addition of baking powder, salt and a strong binder like xanthan gum or psyllium husk to my plain flour blend, it converts easily into a self-raising flour blend.

If you are a keen and frequent gluten-free baker, this blend is a welcome staple to have ready-made in your pantry and takes minutes to prepare.

Certain recipes specifically call for self-raising flour, here’s a simple recipe that works really well with my gluten-free scones, Dutch pepernoten cookies, pancakes, cupcakes, muffins, sponge cakes, chiffon cakes, quick bread and many more that need that extra lift and airy-texture. If you have my free e-book when you subscribed to my website, my gluten-free marble cake also uses this SRF blend.


Gluten-free marble cake slice on a plate with a strawberry and a cafe latte in the background
Two photos of gluten-free scones and pepernotens that use gluten-free SRF
gluten-free self raising flour in a bowl with a scoop holding some with gluten-free scones next to them

Homemade Gluten-Free Self-Raising Flour Blend

by Sandra, Fun Without Gluten
If you are a frequent gluten-free baker, this homemade gluten-free self-raising flour blend is a welcome staple to have ready-made in your pantry and takes minutes to prepare. It helps with all those bakes that need that extra lift and airy texture. I have included a homemade gluten-free baking powder recipe to add to the SRF blend.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course baking, Basics
Cuisine General
Servings 600 g


Homemade Gluten-Free Self-Raising Flour Blend

  • 200 g white rice flour
  • 200 g tapioca flour
  • 200 g cornflour Known as cornflour in the UK and corn or maize starch in the USA
  • 1 tbsp potato starch
  • 2 tbsp store-bought or homemade gluten-free baking powder
  • tsp salt
  • 2 tsp xanthan gum
  • or
  • 4 tsp psyllium husk powder

Homemade Gluten-Free Baking Powder (this recipe makes enough to add to the SRF blend)

  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda or Natron)
  • 4 tsp cream of tartar (Weinsteinbackpulver)
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • or
  • 1 tsp arrowroot powder


Homemade Gluten-Free Self-Raising Flour Blend

  • Whisk all the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  • Transfer the combined flour to an airtight container.

Homemade Gluten-Free Baking Powder

  • Whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Add the baking powder to the SRF blend.


  • Try to use the freshest baking powder available as this guarantees even better baking and rising results. Test your baking powder by adding a small amount of boiling water to it. If it bubbles strongly, it is fresh.
  • During hot weather or in tropical countries, this flour is best stored in the fridge.
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