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)
|Dates||1 cup||180 grams|
|Raisins||1 cup||150 grams|
|Dried Apricots||1 cup||160 grams|
|Dried Figs||1 cup||170|
|mashed bananas||1 cup||225 grams (approx. 2 medium-sized bananas)|
|unsweetened apple sauce||1 cup||245 grams|
|pureed pumpkin||1 cup||240 grams|
|strawberries||1 cup||120 grams|
|raspberries||1 cup||95 grams|
|blueberries||1 cup||105 grams|
Nuts, Seeds & Grains
|almonds (whole)||1 cup||140 grams|
|brazil nuts||1 cup||150 grams|
|cashews||1 cup||140 grams|
|hazelnuts||1 cup||140 grams|
|walnuts||1 cup||95 grams|
|shredded coconut (dry)||1 cup||85 grams|
|coconut butter||1 cup|
|nut butters (almond, peanut, etc.)||1 cup |
|sunflower seeds||1 cup||135 grams|
|flax or chia seeds||1 tbsp||15 grams|
|rolled oats||1 cup||95 grams|
|quinoa (dry)||1 cup||170 grams|
|brown rice (long-grained, dry)||1 cup||190 grams|
|brown rice flour||1 cup||115 grams|
|buckwheat flour||1 cup||120 grams|
|sorghum flour||1 cup||130 grams|
|millet flour||1 cup||135 grams|
|oat flour||1 cup||100 grams|
|cornmeal||1 cup||170 grams|
|tapioca flour/starch||1 cup||115 grams|
|potato starch (not flour)||1 cup||170 grams|
|cornstarch||1 cup||130 grams|
|plant-based milk||1 cup||220 grams|
|baking cocoa powder||1 cup|
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!