Skip to content

Convert 8 Grams To Tablespoons

Measurements are often specified in grams, while many of us are more accustomed to using tablespoons. Learn how to convert 8 grams into tablespoons.

Tablespoon conversion

Convert 8 Grams to Tablespoons (8g to tbsp)

8 Grams = 0.533 Tablespoons (tbsp)

Grams to Tablespoons Calculator


How To Convert 8 Grams To Tablespoons

To convert 8 grams to tablespoons, simply divide it by fifteen. As a general rule, divide the number of grams by 15 to work out the number of tablespoons.

number of grams/15 = number of tablespoons

So if we want to convert 8 grams to tablespoons, we divide 8 by 15 and we find the answer is 0.533 tablespoons or 8/15 as a fraction.

Converting Common Ingredients

Grams are a unit of weight and tablespoons are a measurement of volume. Each ingredient generally has a different density so there will be a variance when converting between the two.


Each gram of sugar is equivalent to 0.08 tablespoons so if we have 8 grams it will equate to 0.64 tablespoons. Or if you want to work backwards, 1 tablespoon is equal to 12.5 grams of sugar.

Grams of Sugar to Tablespoons Calculator


Baking Powder

Baking powder has a lower density than sugar. One gram of baking powder equates to 0.07 tablespoons so 8 grams of baking powder equals 0.56 tablespoons.

Grams of Baking Powder to Tablespoons Calculator



One tablespoon of flour weighs 7.81 grams. So if you have 8 grams of flour it will equal 1.02 tablespoons.

Grams of Flour to Tablespoons Calculator



A gram of butter equals 0.07 tablespoons. This means that 8 grams of butter equates to 0.56 tablespoons and one tablespoon of butter equals 14.286 grams.

Grams of Butter to Tablespoons Calculator


Common Grams To Tablespoons Conversions

Grams Tablespoons Grams Tablespoons
1g 1/15 or 0.067 tbsp 20g 1.33 tbsp
2g 2/15 or 0.133 tbsp 30g 2 tbsp
3g 1/5 or 0.2 tbsp 40g 2.67 tbsp
4g 4/15 or 0.267 tbsp 50g 3.33 tbsp
5g 1/3 or 0.333 tbsp 60g 4 tbsp
6g 2/5 or 0.4 tbsp 70g 4.67 tbsp
7g 7/15 or 0.467 tbsp 80g 5.33 tbsp
8g 8/15 or 0.533 tbsp 90g 6 tbsp
9g 3/5 or 0.6 tbsp 100g 6.66 tbsp
10g 2/3 or 0.667 tbsp 1000g 66.66 tbsp

How To Convert From Grams To Tablespoons

We have established some common grams to tablespoons conversions but how do we convert other numbers of grams to tablespoons?

Here is the step-by-step process:

  1. Find out the number of grams you need to convert either from the recipe or measuring the ingredient on a scale.
  2. Find the relevant conversion rate for your specific ingredient. Above we have listed the conversion rates for butter, baking powder, flour and sugar.
  3. Divide the number of grams by the number of tablespoons per gram. For an approximate result, the number 15 can be used.

The calculators above can be used so the calculation does not need to be performed manually.

What Is A Gram?

In order to provide a little context into why we need to make this conversion, it is important to understand what a gram is. A gram is a unit of mass commonly used for measuring amounts of solids and liquids.

Many cooking ingredients have different volumes for a given mass. Take butter for example, 8 grams of butter is equivalent to 0.56 tablespoons. However when we look at sugar, 8 grams is equivalent to 0.64 tablespoons.

The difference comes down to the increased density of butter. 8 grams of butter has less volume than 8 grams of sugar which is why it is important to use a converter specific to the ingredient you are using when converting a unit of mass to a unit of volume.

The work gram originates from the French word gramme. Gramme originated from the Latin word gramma, which means small weight. The "-me" was dropped for convenience resulting in the word gram.

What Is A Tablespoon?

A tablespoon is a unit of volume. However, the exact volume it equates to differs between countries. In the United States, one tablespoon equals 0.50 fluid ounces. or ~14.8 millilitres. But in Australia, one tablespoon is equivalent to ~20ml and in Canada and Australia it equals 15ml or 0.51 US fl oz.

When a recipe calls for a level tablespoon, it usually means filling the spoon and scraping off the excess on top. Tablespoons become less accurate when using heaped tablespoons as the volume of the ingredient then depends on its physical properties. In general level tablespoons are used unless otherwise specified.

All measurements for each ingredient vary between brand, batch and many other factors so while these values can be a good approximations, if you need exact measurements it is best to work with a scientific laboratory.



As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.