You may have been wondering how many ounces are in a tablespoon. This guide is loaded with helpful information about how to convert tablespoon to oz and vice versa for cooking, baking, and all sorts of applications and projects.
Converting between tablespoons and ounces can be tricky among various conversions to understand while you are cooking or baking.
Tablespoon? Ounce? What does ounce mean anyway? And what is the difference between liquid and dry ounces?
Let's closely examine these common measurements and conversions.
- Tablespoon definition
- Ounce definition
- How many oz in a tablespoon
- How to convert tablespoons to ounces
- How many tablespoon in an oz
- How to convert ounces to tablespoons
- How to convert a tablespoon to a dry ounce
- Liquid and dry ingredients
- Free printable conversion chart
- Related conversions
A tablespoon (abbreviated as "tbsp") is a US volume unit used in cooking, baking, herbal medicine, and more.
1 US tablespoon = 1/16 cup, 0.5 fluid ounces, or 15 milliliters.
1 Australian tablespoon (tbsp AU) = 20 milliliters.
An ounce (abbreviated as oz) is a weight measurement widely used in the United Kingdom and the United States. The word ounce comes from the old Latin word "onza."
1 ounce = 1/16 avoirdupois pound.
US liquid ounce is a unit of volume used for measuring liquid ingredients.
1 fl oz = 1/128 US gallon, 1/32 US quart, 1/16 US pint, ⅛ US cup, 2 US tablespoons, or 6 US teaspoons.
How many oz in a tablespoon
Let's have a look at how many oz make a tablespoon.
1 tablespoon to fl oz (1 tablespoon to fl oz)
1 tablespoon = 0.5 fluid ounces (US customary system), or
1 tablespoon = 0.5 fl oz
1 imperial tablespoon = 0.625 imperial ounces (Imperial system), or
1 imp tablespoon = 0.625 imp oz
How to convert tablespoons to ounces
To convert US tablespoons to fluid ounces, multiply the number of tablespoons by 0.5, where 0.5 is a conversion factor:
the tablespoon x 0.5.
To convert imperial tablespoons to imperial ounces, multiply the number of tablespoons by 0.625, where 0.625 is a conversion factor:
the tablespoon x 0.625.
Let's have a look at an example. All the calculations below use the US measurement system.
How many ounces in 2 tablespoons
2 tablespoon x 0.5 = 1 fl oz, so
there is 1 fluid ounce in 2 tablespoons.
How many ounces in 4 tablespoons?
There are 2 ounces in 4 tablespoons.
How many ounces in 6 tablespoons?
There are 3 ounces in 6 tablespoons.
How many ounces in 8 tablespoons?
There are 4 ounces in 8 tablespoons.
How many ounces in 12 tablespoons?
There are 6 ounces in 12 tablespoons.
Tablespoon to ounces conversion chart
This table converts the volume in tablespoons (tbsp) to the volume in fluid ounces (fl oz).
|½ tbsp||0.25 fl oz||8 tbsp||4 fl oz|
|1 tbsp||0.5 fl oz||9 tbsp||4.5 fl oz|
|2 tbsp||1 fl oz||10 tbsp||5 fl oz|
|3 tbsp||1.5 fl oz||12 tbsp||6 fl oz|
|4 tbsp||2 fl oz||14 tbsp||7 fl oz|
|5 tbsp||2.5 fl oz||16 tbsp||8 fl oz|
|6 tbsp||3 fl oz||18 tbsp||9 fl oz|
|7 tbsp||3.5 fl oz||20 tbsp||10 fl oz|
How many tablespoon in an oz
1 fl oz to a tablespoon (1 fl oz to tbsp)
How many tablespoons in 1 ounce?
1 fl oz = 2 tbsp
How to convert ounces to tablespoons
To convert ounces to tablespoons, divide the number of fluid ounces by 0.5, where 0.5 is a conversion factor:
the fl oz ÷ 0.5.
Let's have a look at an example.
How many tablespoons in 1 ounce
1 fl oz ÷ 0.5 = 2 tbsp, so
there is 2 tablespoon in 1 fluid ounce.
Ounces to tablespoon conversion chart
This table converts fluid ounces (fl oz) to the volume in tablespoons (tbsp).
|1 fl oz||2 tbsp||11 fl oz||22 tbsp|
|2 fl oz||4 tbsp||12 fl oz||24 tbsp|
|3 fl oz||6 tbsp||13 fl oz||26 tbsp|
|4 fl oz||8 tbsp||14 fl oz||28 tbsp|
|5 fl oz||10 tbsp||15 fl oz||30 tbsp|
|6 fl oz||12 tbsp||16 fl oz||32 tbsp|
|7 fl oz||14 tbsp||17 fl oz||34 tbsp|
|8 fl oz||16 tbsp||18 fl oz||36 tbsp|
|9 fl oz||18 tbsp||19 fl oz||38 tbsp|
|10 fl oz||20 tbsp||20 fl oz||40 tbsp|
How to convert a tablespoon to a dry ounce
While tablespoons measure the volume, some ingredients, such as flour, sugar, and salt, measured in ounces as weight, could be measured in tablespoons.
To make an accurate conversion from tablespoons to ounce measurement, you need to know the density of the ingredient.
Here is a volume-to-weight conversion chart where tablespoon measurements are converted to weight ounces for different types of ingredients.
Flour: tablespoon to oz
|Ingredient||All-purpose flour||Bread flour||Cake flour||Self-raising flour||Whole wheat flour||Cornflour|
|0.5 tbsp||0.14 oz||0.14 oz||0.11 oz||0.14 oz||0.14 oz||0.17 oz|
|1 tbsp||0.28 oz||0.28 oz||0.22 oz||0.28 oz||0.29 oz||0.33 oz|
|2 tbsp||0.55 oz||0.56 oz||0.44 oz||0.55 oz||0.57 oz||0.66 oz|
|3 tbsp||0.83 oz||0.84 oz||0.66 oz||0.83 oz||0.86 oz||0.99 oz|
|4 tbsp||1.1 oz||1.12 oz||0.88 oz||1.1 oz||1.14 oz||1.32 oz|
|5 tbsp||1.38 oz||1.4 oz||1.1 oz||1.38 oz||1.43 oz||1.65 oz|
|6 tbsp||1.65 oz||1.68 oz||1.32 oz||1.65 oz||1.71 oz||1.98 oz|
|7 tbsp||1.93 oz||1.96 oz||1.54 oz||1.93 oz||2 oz||2.31 oz|
|8 tbsp||2.2 oz||2.24 oz||1.76 oz||2.2 oz||2.29 oz||2.65 oz|
|9 tbsp||2.48 oz||2.52 oz||1.98 oz||2.48 oz||2.57 oz||2.98 oz|
|10 tbsp||2.76 oz||2.8 oz||2.2 oz||2.76 oz||2.86 oz||3.31 oz|
Sugar: tablespoon to oz
|Ingredient||Granulated sugar||Caster sugar||Brown sugar||Icing sugar|
|½ tbsp||0.22 oz||0.25 oz||0.22 oz||0.14 oz|
|1 tbsp||0.44 oz||0.5 oz||0.44 oz||0.28 oz|
|2 tbsp||0.88 oz||0.99 oz||0.88 oz||0.55 oz|
|3 tbsp||1.32 oz||1.49 oz||1.32 oz||0.83 oz|
|4 tbsp||1.76 oz||1.98 oz||1.76 oz||1.1 oz|
|5 tbsp||2.2 oz||2.48 oz||2.2 oz||1.38 oz|
|6 tbsp||2.65 oz||2.98 oz||2.65 oz||1.65 oz|
|7 tbsp||3.09 oz||3.47 oz||3.09 oz||1.93 oz|
|8 tbsp||3.53 oz||3.97 oz||3.53 oz||2.2 oz|
|9 tbsp||3.97 oz||4.46 oz||3.97 oz||2.48 oz|
|10 tbsp||4.41 oz||4.96 oz||4.41 oz||2.76 oz|
Fat: tablespoon to oz
|½ tbsp||0.25 oz||0.24 oz|
|1 tbsp||0.5 oz||0.48 oz|
|2 tbsp||1 oz||0.96 oz|
|3 tbsp||1.5 oz||1.44 oz|
|4 tbsp||2 oz||1.91 oz|
|5 tbsp||2.5 oz||2.39 oz|
|6 tbsp||3 oz||2.87 oz|
|7 tbsp||3.5 oz||3.35 oz|
|8 tbsp||4 oz||3.83 oz|
|9 tbsp||4.5 oz||4.31 oz|
|10 tbsp||5 oz||4.78 oz|
Note: the density of dry ingredients varies. For example, the density of brown sugar depends on its compaction.
So, the best way to ensure accurate measurements is to use a decent digital scale. Professional chefs recommend measuring dry ingredients by weight rather than volume.
Liquid and dry ingredients
Wet ingredients should be measured by volume using a wet measuring cup.
So if a recipe calls for a liquid in ounces, then you know that author meant a liquid measuring cup.
Dry ingredients listed in ounces should be measured by weight with a food scale (aka kitchen scale).
If a recipe calls for a dry ingredient in cups, it should be measured with a dry measuring cup. Small quantities of some dry ingredients could be measured with measuring spoons.
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While liquid and dry measuring cups measure ingredients by volume, they are differently designed.
Dry measuring cups are created to level off dry ingredients. They have a flat top that is even with the cup's brim.
Liquid measuring cups usually have handles and consistently outsized spouts that make it easy to pour liquid ingredients.
These cups are made with plastic or glass to allow you to see the liquid measurement from a side-eye view.
Free printable conversion chart
Now don't skip my FREE printable tablespoons and teaspoons conversion chart. It is perfect for everyday cooking and baking!
Download and print this FREE Liquid Conversion Chart >>
Be sure also to check out other tablespoons and ounces baking conversions:
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- How Many Milliliters In A Tablespoon
- How Many Ounces In A Cup
- How Many Ounces In A Pint
- How Many Ounces Is In A Quart?
- How Many Ounces In A Gallon
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2 oz equals 4 tablespoons.
2.5 oz equals 5 tablespoons.
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There are 10 tablespoons in 5 oz.
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