# Convert Ounces of Flour to Pounds

Enter the amount of flour in ounces below to get the value converted to pounds.

Results in Pounds: 1 oz = 0.0625 lb

## How to Convert Ounces of Flour to Pounds

To convert an ounce measurement to a pound measurement, divide the flour by the conversion ratio.

Since one pound of flour is equal to 16 ounces, you can use this simple formula to convert:

pounds = ounces ÷ 16

The flour in pounds is equal to the ounces divided by 16.

For example, here's how to convert 5 ounces to pounds using the formula above.
5 oz = (5 ÷ 16) = 0.3125 lb

## 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.