Convert Pounds of Flour to Teaspoons

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1 lb = 174.182257 tsp
1 lb ≈ 174 1/8 tsp

How to Convert Pounds of Flour to Teaspoons

To convert a pound measurement to a teaspoon measurement, multiply the flour by the conversion ratio. One pound of flour is equal to 174.182257 teaspoons, so use this simple formula to convert:

teaspoons = pounds × 174.182257

The flour in teaspoons is equal to the pounds multiplied by 174.182257.

For example, here's how to convert 5 pounds to teaspoons using the formula above.
5 lb = (5 × 174.182257) = 870.911285 tsp

While most experts suggest measuring dry ingredients by weight for improved precision,[1] not all recipes call for ingredients by weight and when they do we might not all have a scale handy. Because flours vary in density, it might not be immediately clear how to convert between a weight and volume measurement.

The table below can help with the conversion, and shows the approximate volume measurement for various weights of flour, by type.

Flour Weight to Volume Conversion Table

Pound measurements and equivalent teaspoons measurements for various types of flour.
Pounds Teaspoons (A.P. Flour) Teaspoons (Bread Flour) Teaspoons (Cake Flour) Teaspoons (Rye Flour) Teaspoons (Wheat Flour)
0.25 lb 43 1/2 tsp 42 3/4 tsp 54 1/2 tsp 53 1/3 tsp 45 1/3 tsp
0.5 lb 87 1/8 tsp 85 3/4 tsp 108 3/4 tsp 106 3/4 tsp 90 3/4 tsp
0.75 lb 130 2/3 tsp 128 1/2 tsp 163 1/3 tsp 160 1/8 tsp 136 1/8 tsp
1 lb 174 1/8 tsp 171 1/2 tsp 217 3/4 tsp 213 1/2 tsp 181 1/2 tsp
1.25 lb 217 3/4 tsp 214 1/3 tsp 272 1/8 tsp 266 3/4 tsp 226 3/4 tsp
1.5 lb 261 1/4 tsp 257 1/8 tsp 326 2/3 tsp 320 1/4 tsp 272 1/8 tsp
1.75 lb 304 3/4 tsp 300 1/8 tsp 381 1/8 tsp 373 1/2 tsp 317 1/2 tsp
2 lb 348 1/3 tsp 342 3/4 tsp 435 1/2 tsp 426 3/4 tsp 362 3/4 tsp
2.25 lb 391 3/4 tsp 385 3/4 tsp 489 3/4 tsp 480 1/4 tsp 408 1/4 tsp
2.5 lb 435 1/2 tsp 428 2/3 tsp 544 1/3 tsp 533 2/3 tsp 453 2/3 tsp
2.75 lb 479 1/8 tsp 471 1/2 tsp 598 3/4 tsp 587 1/8 tsp 498 3/4 tsp
3 lb 522 1/2 tsp 514 1/3 tsp 653 1/8 tsp 640 1/3 tsp 544 1/3 tsp
3.25 lb 566 1/8 tsp 557 1/8 tsp 707 2/3 tsp 693 3/4 tsp 589 2/3 tsp
3.5 lb 609 2/3 tsp 600 1/8 tsp 762 1/8 tsp 747 1/8 tsp 635 1/8 tsp
3.75 lb 653 1/8 tsp 642 3/4 tsp 816 1/2 tsp 800 1/2 tsp 680 1/3 tsp
4 lb 696 3/4 tsp 685 3/4 tsp 870 3/4 tsp 853 3/4 tsp 725 3/4 tsp
4.25 lb 740 1/4 tsp 728 2/3 tsp 925 1/3 tsp 907 1/4 tsp 771 1/8 tsp
4.5 lb 783 3/4 tsp 771 1/2 tsp 979 3/4 tsp 960 1/2 tsp 816 1/2 tsp
4.75 lb 827 1/3 tsp 814 1/3 tsp 1034 1/4 tsp 1013 3/4 tsp 861 3/4 tsp
5 lb 870 3/4 tsp 857 1/4 tsp 1088 2/3 tsp 1067 1/3 tsp 907 1/4 tsp

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.

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

Pounds

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 flour. Pounds can be abbreviated as lb, for example 1 pound can be written as 1 lb.

Teaspoons

A teaspoon of flour is equal to 1/3 of a tablespoon. A teaspoon is a measure of flour volume.

The teaspoon is a US customary unit of flour. Teaspoons can be abbreviated as tsp, and are also sometimes abbreviated as t, ts, or tspn. For example, 1 teaspoon can be written as 1 tsp, 1 t, 1 ts, or 1 tspn.

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