Convert Tablespoons of Flour to Grams

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1 tbsp = 7.8125 g

How to Convert Tablespoons of Flour to Grams

To convert a tablespoon measurement to a gram measurement, multiply the flour by the conversion ratio. One tablespoon of flour is equal to 7.8125 grams, so use this simple formula to convert:

grams = tablespoons × 7.8125

The flour in grams is equal to the tablespoons multiplied by 7.8125.

For example, here's how to convert 5 tablespoons to grams using the formula above.
5 tbsp = (5 × 7.8125) = 39.0625 g

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

Gram measurements and equivalent tablespoons measurements for various types of flour.
Grams Tablespoons (A.P. Flour) Tablespoons (Bread Flour) Tablespoons (Cake Flour) Tablespoons (Rye Flour) Tablespoons (Wheat Flour)
5 g 2/3 tbsp 2/3 tbsp 3/4 tbsp 3/4 tbsp 2/3 tbsp
10 g 1 1/4 tbsp 1 1/4 tbsp 1 2/3 tbsp 1 1/2 tbsp 1 1/3 tbsp
15 g 1 3/4 tbsp 1 3/4 tbsp 2 1/3 tbsp 2 1/3 tbsp 2 tbsp
20 g 2 1/2 tbsp 2 1/2 tbsp 3 1/4 tbsp 3 1/8 tbsp 2 2/3 tbsp
25 g 3 1/4 tbsp 3 1/8 tbsp 4 tbsp 3 3/4 tbsp 3 1/3 tbsp
30 g 3 3/4 tbsp 3 3/4 tbsp 4 3/4 tbsp 4 2/3 tbsp 4 tbsp
35 g 4 1/2 tbsp 4 1/3 tbsp 5 2/3 tbsp 5 1/2 tbsp 4 2/3 tbsp
40 g 5 1/8 tbsp 5 1/8 tbsp 6 1/3 tbsp 6 1/4 tbsp 5 1/3 tbsp
45 g 5 3/4 tbsp 5 2/3 tbsp 7 1/4 tbsp 7 1/8 tbsp 6 tbsp
50 g 6 1/3 tbsp 6 1/3 tbsp 8 tbsp 7 3/4 tbsp 6 2/3 tbsp
55 g 7 1/8 tbsp 6 3/4 tbsp 8 3/4 tbsp 8 2/3 tbsp 7 1/3 tbsp
60 g 7 2/3 tbsp 7 1/2 tbsp 9 2/3 tbsp 9 1/3 tbsp 8 tbsp
65 g 8 1/3 tbsp 8 1/4 tbsp 10 1/3 tbsp 10 1/4 tbsp 8 2/3 tbsp
70 g 8 3/4 tbsp 8 3/4 tbsp 11 1/4 tbsp 10 3/4 tbsp 9 1/3 tbsp
75 g 9 2/3 tbsp 9 1/2 tbsp 12 tbsp 11 3/4 tbsp 10 tbsp
80 g 10 1/4 tbsp 10 1/8 tbsp 12 3/4 tbsp 12 1/2 tbsp 10 2/3 tbsp
85 g 10 3/4 tbsp 10 3/4 tbsp 13 2/3 tbsp 13 1/3 tbsp 11 1/3 tbsp
90 g 11 1/2 tbsp 11 1/3 tbsp 14 1/3 tbsp 14 1/8 tbsp 12 tbsp
95 g 12 1/8 tbsp 11 3/4 tbsp 15 1/4 tbsp 14 3/4 tbsp 12 2/3 tbsp
100 g 12 3/4 tbsp 12 2/3 tbsp 16 tbsp 15 2/3 tbsp 13 1/3 tbsp

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.

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

Tablespoons

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 flour. 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.

Grams

One gram is 1/1000 of a kilogram. One gram of flour is equal to roughly 0.035274 ounces or 0.00220462 pounds. A gram is a measure of flour weight.

The gram, or gramme, is an SI unit of flour in the metric system. Grams can be abbreviated as g, for example 1 gram can be written as 1 g.

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