Convert Tablespoons of Flour to Pounds
Enter the amount of flour in tablespoons below to get the value converted to pounds.
Do you want to convert pounds of flour to tablespoons?
How to Convert Tablespoons of Flour to Pounds
To convert a measurement in tablespoons to a measurement in pounds, multiply the flour by the following conversion ratio: 0.017224 pounds/tablespoon.
Since one tablespoon of flour is equal to 0.017224 pounds, you can use this simple formula to convert:
The flour in pounds is equal to the flour in tablespoons multiplied by 0.017224.
While most experts suggest measuring dry ingredients by weight for improved precision, 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
|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 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 pounds 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 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.
- 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