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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

How to make Whole Wheat Self-Rising Flour

Whole Wheat Self-Rising Flour is one easy to make pantry mix you will want to keep around! There are countless ways to use this mix, from simple biscuits to a rich pan of Nutella Brownies...easy to make Whole Wheat Self-Rising Flour will save you loads of time in the kitchen!

How to make Whole Wheat Self-Rising Flour.

While delicious, healthy, homemade food is always our goal starting from the time we jump out of bed, until we sit down to eat, life can get in the way. There is no avoiding the fact that something forgotten can no longer wait another day. Or possibly an unexpected phone call that comes out of the blue, asking you to join in for a bit of fun, or even someone you love, needing a helping hand.

All these can and do change mealtimes. And they happen to everyone...

But let me tell you, we have a solution for this! It is a simple solution and one I learned way back in my Girl Scouting days, be prepared. And honestly, it really is easy to do. 

5 Ingredient Banana Bread, one of the delicious recipes made from Whole Wheat Self-Rising Flour.
5 Ingredient Banana Bread.

Easier in fact than loading everyone up in the car, driving into town, ordering food, waiting for food, eating, paying, and coming home! Or if you are more of the take out kind of eater, driving, ordering, waiting, paying, driving back home, eating what you got in your take-a-way bag (which, let's be honest, might be different than what you ordered!...).  

Being prepared starts with your pantry. And keeping it stocked with food your family wants and/or needs to eat. And honestly, we are not total purists. In our pantry, we have some canned chili, a few cans of soup, and of course crackers. We could enjoy a meal of canned chili and crackers if need be. However, I believe there would be some real protests going on if that was a regular occurrence. 

No, I am not talking about scrounging in your pantry for a meal, I am offering preparedness for those busy times. Because they can and do happen...

Welsh Tea Cake, one of the recipes made with Whole Wheat Self-Rising Flour.
Welsh Tea Cake.

My favorite way of being prepared is with homemade convenience mixes. And with that said I do not have a cupboard full of different mixes. I found through the years that often a homemade pantry mix has limited use, often offering only one or two ways to use them. And you might ask yourself, how many times in a row do you want to eat the same recipe...

No, I actually prefer an easy-to-make Pantry-Mix, that can be used for many different recipes. Such as Easy Oven Baked Pancakes or a Whole Wheat Cream Cheese Banana Bread. Or how about Baked Soup with a Biscuit Top? Do 3 Ingredient Nutella Brownies sound good? Plus each of these is whole grain for good nutrition. 

How to make Whole Wheat Self-Rising Flour.

Honestly, we did not start out 100% whole wheat. Personally, I have a long, and sadly funny tale about my struggles with whole wheat flour in general and with baking failures more specifically! But the more I learned about the nutrition of whole grains the more I wanted to move in the direction of a whole foods kitchen. 

Fortunately, this recipe is easy to break down, in order to begin a transition to whole wheat baking.  The photo above shows that we started out at a 25% whole wheat percentage on our first batch of self-rising flour. On the second batch, I upped the whole wheat to 50%. No one said a thing. Even I did not have a complaint! On the third batch, I threw caution to the wind and went with 100% whole wheat flour, and we have never looked back!

So, what are you waiting for?

Ingredients for this recipe:

You will also need the following:
  • a large mixing bowl 
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • a whisk for mixing. 
Now we are ready to begin!

Make your own Whole Wheat Self-Rising Flour.
Whole Wheat Self-Rising Flour

Whole Wheat Self-Rising Flour
by the seat of my pants!

7 - 8 c whole wheat flour, divided, pastry grind if possible 
4 T baking powder
2 t salt

Place 7 cups of whole wheat flour into a large mixing bowl. 

Into the bottom of a 1-cup dry measuring cup add the baking powder and salt. 

Spoon additional whole wheat flour into the measuring cup, sweep to level and add to the whole wheat flour in the mixing bowl. 

Use a whisk to incorporate the baking powder and salt evenly throughout the entire bowl of flour.  Spoon Whole Wheat Self-Rising Flour into a container with a tight-fitting lid. Add a label and store it in your pantry for future adventures!

Additional notes: 

Along with learning more about the nutrition of whole grains, I learned about the digestion of them as well. For our quick bread type baking such as the recipes calling for Whole Wheat Self-Rising Flour, I prefer to use a sprouted grain flour. For all other yeast dough baking, we do utilize a soaked grain process.  

There will be lots of great recipes coming your way to use this pantry mix. However, you may also use it in any recipe calling for regular all-purpose flour self-rising flour. 

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  1. I just made my own self- rising flour and I did sprinkle in a bit of whole wheat flour. This sounds like a healthy alternative. Thanks for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.

    1. Whole Wheat Self-Rising Flour is my favorite pantry mix! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.


  3. Good to know! Thanks so much for linking up with me at A Themed Linkup 48 for Crafts and DIY. Pinned!

    1. Thank you Dee, I appreciate sharing with your fun linkups! Have a great week ahead, take care.


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