Convert Tablespoons of Sugar to Ounces

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1 tbsp = 0.440925 oz

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How to Convert Tablespoons of Sugar to Ounces

To convert a measurement in tablespoons to a measurement in ounces, multiply the sugar by the following conversion ratio: 0.440925 ounces/tablespoon.

Since one tablespoon of sugar is equal to 0.440925 ounces, you can use this simple formula to convert:

ounces = tablespoons × 0.440925

The sugar in ounces is equal to the sugar in tablespoons multiplied by 0.440925.

For example, here's how to convert 5 tablespoons to ounces using the formula above.
ounces = (5 tbsp × 0.440925) = 2.204623 oz

How Many Ounces Are in a Tablespoon of Sugar?

There are 0.440925 ounces in a tablespoon of sugar, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 tbsp = 0.440925 oz

Experts often recommend measuring dry ingredients by weight for accuracy,[1] but some recipes use volume, and many home cooks don't own a digital scale. Converting between weight and volume can be tricky depending on sugar densities such as granulated, brown sugar, or powdered sugar.

This table shows the approximate volume measurement for various weights of various types of sugar to help with the conversion.

Sugar Weight to Volume Conversion Table

Ounce measurements and equivalent tablespoons measurements for various types of sugar.
Ounces Tablespoons (Granulated) Tablespoons (Brown) Tablespoons (Powdered) Tablespoons (Raw)
1 oz 2 1/4 tbsp 2 1/4 tbsp 3 2/3 tbsp 1 3/4 tbsp
2 oz 4 1/2 tbsp 4 1/2 tbsp 7 1/4 tbsp 3 2/3 tbsp
3 oz 6 3/4 tbsp 6 3/4 tbsp 10 3/4 tbsp 5 1/2 tbsp
4 oz 9 1/16 tbsp 9 1/16 tbsp 14 1/2 tbsp 7 1/4 tbsp
5 oz 11 1/3 tbsp 11 1/3 tbsp 18 1/8 tbsp 9 1/16 tbsp
6 oz 13 2/3 tbsp 13 2/3 tbsp 21 3/4 tbsp 10 3/4 tbsp
7 oz 15 3/4 tbsp 15 3/4 tbsp 25 1/3 tbsp 12 2/3 tbsp
8 oz 18 1/8 tbsp 18 1/8 tbsp 29 1/16 tbsp 14 1/2 tbsp
9 oz 20 1/3 tbsp 20 1/3 tbsp 32 2/3 tbsp 16 1/3 tbsp
10 oz 22 2/3 tbsp 22 2/3 tbsp 36 1/4 tbsp 18 1/8 tbsp
11 oz 24 3/4 tbsp 24 3/4 tbsp 39 3/4 tbsp 19 3/4 tbsp
12 oz 27 1/4 tbsp 27 1/4 tbsp 43 1/2 tbsp 21 3/4 tbsp
13 oz 29 1/2 tbsp 29 1/2 tbsp 47 1/8 tbsp 23 2/3 tbsp
14 oz 31 3/4 tbsp 31 3/4 tbsp 50 3/4 tbsp 25 1/3 tbsp
15 oz 34 1/16 tbsp 34 1/16 tbsp 54 1/2 tbsp 27 1/4 tbsp
16 oz 36 1/4 tbsp 36 1/4 tbsp 58 1/16 tbsp 29 1/16 tbsp
17 oz 38 1/2 tbsp 38 1/2 tbsp 61 2/3 tbsp 30 3/4 tbsp
18 oz 40 3/4 tbsp 40 3/4 tbsp 65 1/3 tbsp 32 2/3 tbsp
19 oz 43 1/16 tbsp 43 1/16 tbsp 68 3/4 tbsp 34 1/2 tbsp
20 oz 45 1/3 tbsp 45 1/3 tbsp 72 1/2 tbsp 36 1/4 tbsp
21 oz 47 2/3 tbsp 47 2/3 tbsp 76 1/4 tbsp 38 1/8 tbsp
22 oz 49 3/4 tbsp 49 3/4 tbsp 79 3/4 tbsp 39 3/4 tbsp
23 oz 52 1/8 tbsp 52 1/8 tbsp 83 1/2 tbsp 41 3/4 tbsp
24 oz 54 1/2 tbsp 54 1/2 tbsp 87 1/16 tbsp 43 1/2 tbsp
25 oz 56 2/3 tbsp 56 2/3 tbsp 90 3/4 tbsp 45 1/3 tbsp
26 oz 58 3/4 tbsp 58 3/4 tbsp 94 1/3 tbsp 47 1/8 tbsp
27 oz 61 1/4 tbsp 61 1/4 tbsp 97 3/4 tbsp 48 3/4 tbsp
28 oz 63 1/2 tbsp 63 1/2 tbsp 101 2/3 tbsp 50 3/4 tbsp
29 oz 65 3/4 tbsp 65 3/4 tbsp 105 1/4 tbsp 52 2/3 tbsp
30 oz 68 1/16 tbsp 68 1/16 tbsp 108 3/4 tbsp 54 1/2 tbsp
31 oz 70 1/3 tbsp 70 1/3 tbsp 112 1/2 tbsp 56 1/4 tbsp
32 oz 72 1/2 tbsp 72 1/2 tbsp 116 1/8 tbsp 58 1/16 tbsp

Should You Measure Sugar by Weight or Volume?

Many experts are adamant that dry ingredients like sugar should be measured by weight instead of volume, especially when used for baking.

The reason is that the density of different sugars varies slightly, so volume measurements will likely yield an incorrect amount of ingredients. Additionally, when using a cup or tablespoon, the amount that the sugar is compressed and above or under the measurement line will alter the actual amount.

Experts recommend having a digital food scale on hand for measuring sugar rather than measuring spoons or cups for the most accurate results.

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

What Is a Tablespoon?

A tablespoon of sugar is equal to the volume of 3 teaspoons or 1/16 of a cup.

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 an Ounce?

An ounce of sugar is equal to the weight of 1/16 of a pound, and there are 28.3495 grams in one ounce.

The ounce is a US customary and imperial unit of weight. Ounces can be abbreviated as oz; for example, 1 ounce can be written as 1 oz.

Learn more about ounces.

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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