Recipe Help: Conversion Tables

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Conversion Tables

Do you see that thing in the background? Yes that proverbial elephant that I have ignored for the last 3 years of blogging.

THE FOOD SCALE

*dramatic music ensures*

Ok, I will stop being so flippant. This post is seriously long overdue. I have put off getting a food scale for what seems like forever for no reason other than sheer procrastination. It’s just so easy to grab a cup, dunk it in the flour container and say that’s that. Horribly inaccurate though. So I have rolled up my sleeves, busted out the scale, grabbed my go-to ingredients and put together some conversion tables.

It’s highly ironic actually, considering how my very first recipes were made using a scale and listed in grams. Baking in particular requires a lot of precision and like it has been pointed out to me, there is not even an international standard for what 1 cup is. Still, I will continue to list all the recipes in cups for my fellow flour dunking chefs, now only with the addition of grams as well. Yay for versatility!

It probably does not even need saying that I am not able to go back and edit grams into every recipe I have posted prior to this, but luckily it is for the most part the same ingredients used over and over again.

Therefore I hope these conversion tables will come in handy!

YOU WILL SEE THAT IT IS SORTED INTO FOUR DIFFERENT TABLES:

  • fruits, both dried & fresh
  • nuts, seeds & grains
  • gluten-free flours & starches
  • miscellaneous (plant-based milks, various other baking ingredients, etc)
Dried Fruits
cups
grams
Dates1 cup180 grams
Raisins1 cup150 grams
Dried Apricots1 cup160 grams
Dried Figs1 cup170
mashed bananas1 cup225 grams (approx. 2 medium-sized bananas)
unsweetened apple sauce1 cup245 grams
pureed pumpkin1 cup240 grams
strawberries1 cup120 grams
raspberries1 cup95 grams
blueberries1 cup105 grams
Nuts, Seeds & Grains
other measurements
grams
almonds (whole)1 cup140 grams
brazil nuts1 cup150 grams
cashews1 cup140 grams
hazelnuts1 cup140 grams
walnuts1 cup95 grams
shredded coconut (dry)1 cup85 grams
coconut butter1 cup

1 tbsp

230 grams

25 grams

nut butters (almond, peanut, etc.)1 cup 

1 tbsp

250 grams

25 grams

sunflower seeds1 cup135 grams
flax or chia seeds1 tbsp15 grams
rolled oats1 cup95 grams
quinoa (dry)1 cup170 grams
brown rice (long-grained, dry)1 cup190 grams
Gluten-Free Flours
Cups
Grams
brown rice flour1 cup115 grams
buckwheat flour1 cup120 grams
sorghum flour1 cup130 grams
millet flour1 cup135 grams
oat flour1 cup100 grams
cornmeal1 cup170 grams
tapioca flour/starch1 cup115 grams
potato starch (not flour)1 cup170 grams
cornstarch1 cup130 grams
Miscellaneous
cups
grams
plant-based milk1 cup220 grams
baking cocoa powder1 cup

1 tbsp

105 grams

12 grams

These were the ones that I remembered from the top of my head, so there might be a few key ingredients missing. If you have any questions or notice any additions you would like to see, leave it in a comment down below and I will add it in!

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