# Convert Pounds of Flour to Ounces

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

Results in Ounces: 1 lb = 16 oz

## How to Convert Pounds of Flour to Ounces

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

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

ounces = pounds × 16

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

For example, here's how to convert 5 pounds to ounces using the formula above.
5 lb = (5 × 16) = 80 oz

### How Many Ounces are in a Pound of Flour?

There are 16 ounces in a pound of flour, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 lb = 16 oz

## 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.