As kids, almost all of us were confused about the different measurement metrics, or let’s just say many of us still are. Pounds, grams, ounces, tablespoons, and cups, all are used to measure ingredients for a recipe. Tablespoons and ounces are the most commonly used metrics for ingredients and it can be very confusing to convert ounces to tablespoons and vice versa. So let us explore how many tablespoons in an ounce.

In this article, we will go through the details and clear out your ambiguities regarding tablespoons and ounces. So let’s dig in!

Also, see, How Many Ounces In A Cup? How Many Tablespoons In A Cup? and How Many Grams In An Ounce?

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What is an ounce?

An ounce is a unit of mass most commonly used in Britain and the USA. A single pound consists of 16 ounces and is the smallest measurement of weight. It is commonly denoted as ‘oz’ which comes from an Italian and Spanish word ‘Onza’. Known as a US fluid ounce, it is a unit of volume used to measure liquid substances.

What is a tablespoon?

A tablespoon is a non-scientific but very widely used unit of volume, which works very well in cooking, herbal medicine, etc. It is the name of a utensil used for measuring in recipes. 1 tablespoon is equal to 1/16th of a cup. The literal meaning of a tablespoon is a serving spoon; however, in many places, a large spoon used for eating is called a tablespoon.

How many tablespoons in an ounce?

If you need to know how many tablespoons in an ounce, you can use a conversion table or calculator to find out. There are 2 tablespoons in an ounce. So for 2 ounces, you will need 4 tablespoons, for 4 ounces 8 tablespoons, for 6 ounces 12 tablespoons, for 8 ounces 16 tablespoons, for 10 ounces 20 tablespoons.

Understanding liquid and dry ingredients:

In the kitchen, dry ingredients are those that can be measured in volume, while liquid ingredients are those that need to be measured by weight. When measuring dry ingredients, it is best to use a set of measuring cups or spoons. When measuring liquid ingredients, you should use a set of scales.

How to measure liquid ingredients?

The most common way to measure liquids is by volume, but this may not be the best way for some ingredients. For example, if you are measuring honey in milliliters, it will be difficult to determine how much honey you have left in the jar if you don’t know how many milliliters are in a tablespoon or how many tablespoons are in a cup.

To measure liquids accurately and avoid confusion when using liquid ingredients like honey or oil, use specific measuring cups that have measurements on them.


Cups Ounces
1 Cup 8 Fluid Ounces
2 Cup 16 Fluid Ounces
4 Cup 32 Fluid Ounces

How to measure dry ingredients?

Dry ingredients are those ingredients that are not wet, such as flour, sugar, and salt. They can be measured by weight or volume. There is no universal standard for measuring dry ingredients. The most common method is to use cups and tablespoons but there are also other methods such as measuring with teaspoons or scales.

The best way to measure dry ingredients is by using a scale or measuring cups because they have an easy-to-read readout and can measure in different units of measurement.


Tablespoons Ounces
2 Tablespoons 1 Ounce
4 Tablespoons 2 Ounce
8 Tablespoons 4 Ounce
12 Tablespoons 6 Ounce

How do you measure dry ounces?

If a dry ingredient is listed in ounces, it’s a unit of weight and should be measured on a scale. If a wet ingredient is listed in ounces, it’s fluid ounces and should be measured in a wet measuring cup.

What is the difference between liquid and dry ounces?

If a recipe calls for an ounce amount of a dry ingredient, the best option is to weigh that ingredient with a scale. If a recipe calls for an ounce amount of a liquid, you can measure it in a liquid measuring cup.

Can I use the same measuring cup for dry and liquid ingredients?

People often ask us if they need separate measuring cups for wet and dry ingredients. If you are serious about baking, the answer is yes! While liquid and dry measuring cups do hold the same volume, the difference is that each is specially designed to do a better job of measuring its respective ingredients.

Conclusion on how many tablespoons in an ounce:

So for those who are confused and are constantly messing up during baking and cooking, here’s your chance to get your recipe right.

Use the conversion table and the right measurements we have here for you and get to work. Keep in mind that a scale and the correct measurement play an integral role, with that being said, get to work and use the measurements we have mentioned for you above.

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