Ounces to Tablespoons Conversion

Enter the amount of sugar in ounces below to get the value converted to tablespoons.

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1 oz = 2.267962 tbsp
1 oz ≈ 2 1/4 tbsp

How to Convert Ounces of Sugar to Tablespoons

To convert an ounce measurement to a tablespoon measurement, multiply the sugar by the conversion ratio. One ounce of sugar is equal to 2.267962 tablespoons, so use this simple formula to convert:

tablespoons = ounces × 2.267962

The sugar in tablespoons is equal to the ounces multiplied by 2.267962.

For example, here's how to convert 5 ounces to tablespoons using the formula above.
5 oz = (5 × 2.267962) = 11.339809 tbsp

While experts usually suggest measuring dry ingredients by weight since it's more accurate,[1] some recipes call for ingredients by volume and many of us don't have a scale when we need one. Because the density of different types of sugar vary, it may not be obvious how to convert between a weight and volume measurements.

This table shows the approximate volume measurement for various weights of sugar, by type to help with the conversion.

Sugar Weight to Volume Conversion Table

Ounce measurements and equivalent tablespoons measurements for various types of sugar.
Ounces Tablespoons (Granulated) Tablespoons (Brown) Tablespoons (Powdered) Tablespoons (Raw)
1 oz 2 1/4 tbsp 2 1/4 tbsp 3 2/3 tbsp 1 3/4 tbsp
2 oz 4 1/2 tbsp 4 1/2 tbsp 7 1/4 tbsp 3 2/3 tbsp
3 oz 6 3/4 tbsp 6 3/4 tbsp 10 3/4 tbsp 5 1/2 tbsp
4 oz 9 1/8 tbsp 9 1/8 tbsp 14 1/2 tbsp 7 1/4 tbsp
5 oz 11 1/3 tbsp 11 1/3 tbsp 18 1/8 tbsp 9 1/8 tbsp
6 oz 13 2/3 tbsp 13 2/3 tbsp 21 3/4 tbsp 10 3/4 tbsp
7 oz 15 3/4 tbsp 15 3/4 tbsp 25 1/3 tbsp 12 2/3 tbsp
8 oz 18 1/8 tbsp 18 1/8 tbsp 29 1/8 tbsp 14 1/2 tbsp
9 oz 20 1/3 tbsp 20 1/3 tbsp 32 2/3 tbsp 16 1/3 tbsp
10 oz 22 2/3 tbsp 22 2/3 tbsp 36 1/4 tbsp 18 1/8 tbsp
11 oz 24 3/4 tbsp 24 3/4 tbsp 39 3/4 tbsp 19 3/4 tbsp
12 oz 27 1/4 tbsp 27 1/4 tbsp 43 1/2 tbsp 21 3/4 tbsp
13 oz 29 1/2 tbsp 29 1/2 tbsp 47 1/8 tbsp 23 2/3 tbsp
14 oz 31 3/4 tbsp 31 3/4 tbsp 50 3/4 tbsp 25 1/3 tbsp
15 oz 34 1/8 tbsp 34 1/8 tbsp 54 1/2 tbsp 27 1/4 tbsp
16 oz 36 1/4 tbsp 36 1/4 tbsp 58 1/8 tbsp 29 1/8 tbsp
17 oz 38 1/2 tbsp 38 1/2 tbsp 61 2/3 tbsp 30 3/4 tbsp
18 oz 40 3/4 tbsp 40 3/4 tbsp 65 1/3 tbsp 32 2/3 tbsp
19 oz 43 1/8 tbsp 43 1/8 tbsp 68 3/4 tbsp 34 1/2 tbsp
20 oz 45 1/3 tbsp 45 1/3 tbsp 72 1/2 tbsp 36 1/4 tbsp
21 oz 47 2/3 tbsp 47 2/3 tbsp 76 1/4 tbsp 38 1/8 tbsp
22 oz 49 3/4 tbsp 49 3/4 tbsp 79 3/4 tbsp 39 3/4 tbsp
23 oz 52 1/8 tbsp 52 1/8 tbsp 83 1/2 tbsp 41 3/4 tbsp
24 oz 54 1/2 tbsp 54 1/2 tbsp 87 1/8 tbsp 43 1/2 tbsp
25 oz 56 2/3 tbsp 56 2/3 tbsp 90 3/4 tbsp 45 1/3 tbsp
26 oz 58 3/4 tbsp 58 3/4 tbsp 94 1/3 tbsp 47 1/8 tbsp
27 oz 61 1/4 tbsp 61 1/4 tbsp 97 3/4 tbsp 48 3/4 tbsp
28 oz 63 1/2 tbsp 63 1/2 tbsp 101 2/3 tbsp 50 3/4 tbsp
29 oz 65 3/4 tbsp 65 3/4 tbsp 105 1/4 tbsp 52 2/3 tbsp
30 oz 68 1/8 tbsp 68 1/8 tbsp 108 3/4 tbsp 54 1/2 tbsp
31 oz 70 1/3 tbsp 70 1/3 tbsp 112 1/2 tbsp 56 1/4 tbsp
32 oz 72 1/2 tbsp 72 1/2 tbsp 116 1/8 tbsp 58 1/8 tbsp

Should I Measure Sugar by Weight or Volume?

Many experts are adamant that dry ingredients like sugar should be measured by weight instead of volume, especially when used for baking.

The reason is that the density of different sugars vary slightly, so volume measurements will likely yield an incorrect amount of ingredient. Additionally, when using a cup or tablespoon, the amount that the sugar is compressed and above or under the measurement line will alter the actual amount.

This is why most experts suggest using a food scale to measure sugar when cooking, rather than a cup, tablespoon, or other volume measuring devices.

Ounces and tablespoons are both units used to measure sugar. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Ounces

An ounce of sugar is 1/16 of a pound, and there are 28.3495 grams in one ounce. An ounce is a measure of sugar weight.

The ounce is a US customary and imperial unit of sugar. Ounces can be abbreviated as oz, for example 1 ounce can be written as 1 oz.

Tablespoons

A tablespoon of sugar is equal to 3 teaspoons or 1/16 of a cup. A tablespoon is a measure of sugar volume.

The tablespoon is a US customary unit of sugar. Tablespoons can be abbreviated as tbsp, and are also sometimes abbreviated as T, Tbls, or Tb. For example, 1 tablespoon can be written as 1 tbsp, 1 T, 1 Tbls, or 1 Tb.

References

  1. Nila Jones, The Best and Most Accurate Way to Measure Wet and Dry Ingredients for Baking, Serious Eats, https://www.seriouseats.com/2015/03/how-to-measure-wet-dry-ingredients-for-baking-accurately-best-method.html