Convert Pounds of Flour to Tablespoons

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Result in Tablespoons:

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1 lb = 58.059823 tbsp
1 lb ≈ 58 1/16 tbsp

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How to Convert Pounds of Flour to Tablespoons

To convert a measurement in pounds to a measurement in tablespoons, multiply the flour by the following conversion ratio: 58.059823 tablespoons/pound.

Since one pound of flour is equal to 58.059823 tablespoons, you can use this simple formula to convert:

tablespoons = pounds × 58.059823

The flour in tablespoons is equal to the flour in pounds multiplied by 58.059823.

For example, here's how to convert 5 pounds to tablespoons using the formula above.
tablespoons = (5 lb × 58.059823) = 290.299117 tbsp

How Many Tablespoons Are in a Pound of Flour?

There are 58.059823 tablespoons in a pound of flour, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 lb = 58.059823 tbsp

Experts often recommend measuring dry ingredients by weight for accuracy,[1] but some recipes use volume, and not all home cooks own a digital scale. Converting between weight and volume can be tricky because different types of flour vary in density.

The table below can help with the conversion and shows the approximate volume measurement for the weight of various types of flour.

Flour Weight to Volume Conversion Table

Pound measurements and the equivalent measurements in tablespoons for various types of flour.
Pounds Tablespoons (A.P. Flour) Tablespoons (Bread Flour) Tablespoons (Cake Flour) Tablespoons (Rye Flour) Tablespoons (Wheat Flour)
0.25 lb 14 1/2 tbsp 14 1/4 tbsp 18 1/8 tbsp 17 3/4 tbsp 15 1/8 tbsp
0.5 lb 29 1/16 tbsp 28 1/2 tbsp 36 1/4 tbsp 35 1/2 tbsp 30 1/4 tbsp
0.75 lb 43 1/2 tbsp 42 3/4 tbsp 54 1/2 tbsp 53 1/3 tbsp 45 1/3 tbsp
1 lb 58 1/16 tbsp 57 1/8 tbsp 72 1/2 tbsp 71 1/8 tbsp 60 1/2 tbsp
1.25 lb 72 1/2 tbsp 71 1/2 tbsp 90 3/4 tbsp 88 3/4 tbsp 75 2/3 tbsp
1.5 lb 87 1/16 tbsp 85 3/4 tbsp 108 3/4 tbsp 106 3/4 tbsp 90 3/4 tbsp
1.75 lb 101 2/3 tbsp 100 1/16 tbsp 127 1/16 tbsp 124 1/2 tbsp 105 3/4 tbsp
2 lb 116 1/8 tbsp 114 1/3 tbsp 145 1/8 tbsp 142 1/3 tbsp 120 3/4 tbsp
2.25 lb 130 2/3 tbsp 128 1/2 tbsp 163 1/3 tbsp 160 1/16 tbsp 136 1/16 tbsp
2.5 lb 145 1/8 tbsp 142 3/4 tbsp 181 1/2 tbsp 177 3/4 tbsp 151 1/4 tbsp
2.75 lb 159 2/3 tbsp 157 1/8 tbsp 199 2/3 tbsp 195 2/3 tbsp 166 1/3 tbsp
3 lb 174 1/8 tbsp 171 1/2 tbsp 217 3/4 tbsp 213 1/2 tbsp 181 1/2 tbsp
3.25 lb 188 2/3 tbsp 185 3/4 tbsp 235 3/4 tbsp 231 1/4 tbsp 196 1/2 tbsp
3.5 lb 203 1/4 tbsp 200 1/16 tbsp 254 1/16 tbsp 249 1/16 tbsp 211 2/3 tbsp
3.75 lb 217 3/4 tbsp 214 1/3 tbsp 272 1/8 tbsp 266 3/4 tbsp 226 3/4 tbsp
4 lb 232 1/4 tbsp 228 2/3 tbsp 290 1/3 tbsp 284 2/3 tbsp 241 3/4 tbsp
4.25 lb 246 3/4 tbsp 242 3/4 tbsp 308 1/2 tbsp 302 1/3 tbsp 257 1/16 tbsp
4.5 lb 261 1/4 tbsp 257 1/8 tbsp 326 2/3 tbsp 320 1/8 tbsp 272 1/8 tbsp
4.75 lb 275 3/4 tbsp 271 1/2 tbsp 344 3/4 tbsp 337 3/4 tbsp 287 1/4 tbsp
5 lb 290 1/3 tbsp 285 3/4 tbsp 362 3/4 tbsp 355 3/4 tbsp 302 1/3 tbsp

Should You 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 ingredients. Additionally, the amount that the flour is packed or compressed in the cup or tablespoon will alter the amount of ingredients being added.

For these reasons, a food scale, rather than measuring cups or spoons, is the preferred way to measure flour when cooking. For recipes that call for measurements in volume, professional bakers use a whisk to aerate flour that's been stored in a bag or canister before measuring since flour will settle when stored and weigh heavier even in the same-sized measuring cup.

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

What Is a Pound?

A pound is a commonly used unit to measure flour weight. A pound of flour is equal to 16 ounces, and there are 0.453592 kilograms in one pound.

The pound is a US customary and imperial unit of weight. Pounds can be abbreviated as lb; for example, 1 pound can be written as 1 lb.

Learn more about pounds.

What Is a Tablespoon?

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

The tablespoon is a US customary unit of volume. 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.

Learn more about tablespoons.

References

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

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