King Arthur Flour: All-Purpose Baking Mix

Original Full Recipe:

9 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

5 tablespoons baking powder

1 tablespoon salt

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 cup vegetable shortening

Here’s the low sodium halved recipe I use:

4 1/2 Cups flour: 

(2 Cups AP; 1 cup white whole wheat; and 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry)

3 tbsp. Featherweight Sodium Free Baking Powder 

1/8 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup vegetable shortening (Spectrum Organic Shortening)

(For a low sodium baking mix, use no more than 1/2 teaspoon salt or omit altogether)


In a large bowl, blend together the dry ingredients. Then, with a pastry cutter or your fingertips, cut or rub in the vegetable shortening until it is evenly distributed and the resulting mixture looks like cracker crumbs.

Place the mix in a large, airtight container. If you use any whole grain flour, store the mix in the refrigerator or freezer.