Convert Tablespoons of Flour to Grams

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1 tbsp = 7.8125 g

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How to Convert Tablespoons of Flour to Grams

To convert a measurement in tablespoons to a measurement in grams, multiply the flour by the following conversion ratio: 7.8125 grams/tablespoon.

Since one tablespoon of flour is equal to 7.8125 grams, you can use this simple formula to convert:

grams = tablespoons × 7.8125

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

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

How Many Grams Are in a Tablespoon of Flour?

There are 7.8125 grams in a tablespoon of flour, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 tbsp = 7.8125 g

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

Gram measurements and the equivalent measurements in tablespoons 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 1/16 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 1/16 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 1/16 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 1/16 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 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.

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

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.

What Is a Gram?

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 weight in the metric system. Grams can be abbreviated as g; for example, 1 gram can be written as 1 g.

Learn more about grams.

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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