Grams and Tablespoons Converter

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Convert between grams and tablespoons for a multitude of common baking and cooking ingredients. Note that tablespoon figures quoted are level tablespoons, not rounded or heaped (it can make a big difference). How many tablespoons are in a gram?


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How Many Tablespoons in a Gram

The gram is a unit of weight and the tablespoon is a unit of volume. In order to work out how many tablespoons there are in a gram, you incorporate the density of the ingredient within your calculation. As an example, a tablespoon of sugar weighs less than a tablespoon of milk.

Below is a table of conversions from grams to tablespoons for some common baking ingredients, for example purposes. Note that figures are given for level tablespoons and not heaped tablespoons.

Grams to Tablespoons (US) Conversion Table
Ingredient Per 1g Per 10g
Water 0.068 tbsp 0.68 tbsp
Sugar (granulated) 0.08 tbsp 0.8 tbsp
Sugar (brown) 0.082 tbsp 0.82 tbsp
Sugar (powdered) 0.132 tbsp 1.32 tbsp
Flour (all purpose) 0.128 tbsp 1.28 tbsp
Baking powder 0.075 tbsp 0.75 tbsp
Butter 0.07 tbsp 0.7 tbsp
Olive Oil 0.074 tbsp 0.74 tbsp
Sunflower Oil 0.07 tbsp 0.7 tbsp
Figures are rounded to 2 decimal places. Tablespoon is US tablespoon (level, not heaped).

The list of ingredient options included in the converter are approximations, meaning the result you receive will be an estimate. The ingredient densities were sourced from the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations as well as other information sources. A full list of these is available on the baking ingredient conversions page.

Which Tablespoon Should I Use?

There are 3 tablespoon sizes in common use around the world. These are:

  • The US Tablespoon is commonly referenced in recipes in the US. It measures 14.7868 mL.
  • The Metric Tablespoon is commonly used in the UK, Australia and the Commonwealth. It measures 15mL.
  • The Imperial Tablespoon is an old, imperial tablespoon measurement previously used in the UK (now replaced by the metric tablespoon). It measures 17.7582 mL.

Other Cooking Conversions

You can convert between other cooking units such as grams, pounds, tablespoons, teaspoons, litres and more by using the cooking converter. We also have individual converters for cups and grams, grams and mL and grams and teaspoons.


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