For best results in baking, we recommend that you weigh the ingredients with a digital scale. With a plethora of different flour
varieties out there, we’ve created a flour weight chart for easy reference in baking.
What is the weight of 1 cup of flour?
Well I'm so glad you asked! Our most popular flour, Organic Unbleached White All Purpose Flour, weighs 136 grams per 1 cup.
All of our flours have a slightly different weight per cup because of their varying density and particle size. The amount of flour that fits into 1 cup depends largely on how big the particles are. If it's a coarser grind, like our Hazelnut Flour
, less flour fits in a cup and therefore weighs less per cup - only 112 grams. If it's a super fine grind, like Sweet White Rice Flour
, more flour fits into a cup and will weigh more - 204 grams!
Baking is a science and the seemingly insignificant differences can result in big changes in the final product. As more and more home cooks bake by weight versus volume, having a handy flour weight chart will be a indispensable tool. In our newer recipes, we've started to include volume and weight measurements for all ingredients.
How do you measure flour?
The correct way to measure out flour is to spoon it into a measuring cup then use the flat side of a knife or other straight edged utensil to level the flour across the cup, sweeping the excess back into the flour bin. Do not pack the flour into the cup or scoop directly from the bag as both methods can lead to incorrect measurements.
If using a scale, place a bowl on the scale, tare the scale, then spoon flour into the bowl until you reach the desired weight.
Wheat Flour Weight Chart
Gluten Free Flour Weight Chart
If you have more baking questions please feel free to contact Customer Service at 1-800-349-2173 or [email protected]
1 tbsp of Vital Wheat Gluten weighs 7.5 grams and 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) weighs 30 grams.
We have a great recipe for gluten free no knead bread using our Gluten Free All Purpose Flour. Here's a link!
Gluten Free No-Knead Bread Recipe