Convert Cups of Flour to Quarts

Enter the amount of flour in cups below to get the value converted to quarts.

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1 c = 0.25 qt
1 c = 1/4 qt

How to Convert Cups of Flour to Quarts

To convert a cup measurement to a quart measurement, divide the flour by the conversion ratio. One quart of flour is equal to 4 cups, so use this simple formula to convert:

quarts = cups ÷ 4

The flour in quarts is equal to the cups divided by 4.

For example, here's how to convert 5 cups to quarts using the formula above.
5 c = (5 ÷ 4) = 1.25 qt

Should I Measure Flour by Weight or Volume?

Most experts agree that dry ingredients like flour should be measured by weight rather than volume, especially in baking. The reason for this is that flours vary slightly in density, so a volume measurement will likely yield an incorrect amount of ingredient. Additionally, the amount that the flour is packed or compressed in the cup or tablespoon will alter the amount of ingredient being added.

For these reasons, a food scale is the preferred way to measure flour when cooking, rather than a cup or tablespoon.

Cups and quarts are both units used to measure flour. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Cups

The cup is a commonly used unit to measure flour volume. One cup of flour is equal to 16 tablespoons.

The cup is a US customary unit of flour. Cups can be abbreviated as c, and are also sometimes abbreviated as C. For example, 1 cup can be written as 1 c or 1 C.

Quarts

A quart is a measure of flour volume equal to 4 cups.

Quarts can be abbreviated as qt, for example 1 quart can be written as 1 qt.