Convert Tablespoons of Flour to Teaspoons

Enter the amount of flour in tablespoons below to get the value converted to teaspoons.

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1 tbsp = 3.000048 tsp
1 tbsp ≈ 3 1/8 tsp

How to Convert Tablespoons of Flour to Teaspoons

To convert a tablespoon measurement to a teaspoon measurement, multiply the flour by the conversion ratio. One tablespoon of flour is equal to 3.000048 teaspoons, so use this simple formula to convert:

teaspoons = tablespoons × 3.000048

The flour in teaspoons is equal to the tablespoons multiplied by 3.000048.

For example, here's how to convert 5 tablespoons to teaspoons using the formula above.
5 tbsp = (5 × 3.000048) = 15.00024 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.

Tablespoons and teaspoons 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.

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.