How Many Loaves Of Bread Can You Make From A Bag Of Flour?

In this article, I’ve put together a complete guide on how many loaves of bread you can expect to get from a bag of flour, for various bag and loaf sizes.

As a quick example, a standard small loaf contains 300g/10.58oz of bread flour and a standard large loaf contains 500g/1.1lb of flour, so a 1kg/2.2lb bag of flour would produce three small loaves or two large loaves.

Bag sizes vary across different countries, especially between the USA where the imperial weight system is used, and other countries that use the metric system such as the UK and Australia.

Read on to see many more conversions for both metric and imperial flour bag weights with quick reference charts to help you find the information relevant to you.

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Imperial Flour Pack Weights To Loaves

Metric Flour Pack Weights To Loaves

Flour Pack Weights Converted To Cups

How Many Loaves Can You Get From A Bulk Sack Of Flour?

How Many Loaves Of Bread Can You Make From Standard Bags Of Flour?

In this section, I’ll show you the standard sizes of bags of flour that you can expect to find in stores and supermarkets, along with how many small or large loaves you can get from each bag size.

This is split out into imperial (pounds and ounces) and metric weights (kilograms and grams), depending on the weight system used in your country.

Imperial Flour Pack Weights To Loaves

The chart below shows standard flour pack sizes for the USA where the imperial weight system is used, along with conversions into metric weights:

Bag of flour weight (as sold)Weight in ouncesMetric conversion
2lb32oz907g / 0.9kg
3lb48oz1361g / 1.36kg
5lb80z2268g / 2.27kg
10lb160oz4536g / 4.54kg

Based on these standard imperial flour pack sizes, the chart below shows how many loaves you can expect to get from each pack size.

This chart is based on a standard small loaf recipe using 300g/2.5cups of flour and a large loaf using 500g/4.2cups of flour per loaf.

It’s important to note that some recipes may require more or less flour, these figures are based on standard amounts.

Bag of flour weight (as sold)Number of Small Loaves
per bag
Number of large Loaves
per bag
2lb31.8
3lb4.52.7
5lb7.64.5
10lb159

Metric Flour Pack Weights To Loaves

The chart below shows standard flour pack sizes for countries that use the metric system, such as Europe and Australia, along with conversions into imperial weights:

Bag of flour weight (as sold)Weight in gramsImperial conversion
500g500g17.63oz / 1.1lb
1kg1000g35.27oz /2.2lb
1.5kg1500g52.91oz /3.31lb
2kg2000g70.55oz / 4.41lb

Based on these standard metric flour pack sizes, the chart below shows how many loaves you can expect to get from each pack size.

This chart is based on a standard small loaf recipe using 300g of flour and a large loaf using 500g of flour per loaf.

It’s important to note that some recipes may require more or less flour, these figures are based on standard amounts.

Bag of flour weight (as sold)Number of Small Loaves
per bag
Number of large Loaves
per bag
500g1.71
1kg3.32
1.5kg53
2kg6.74

Flour Pack Weights Converted To Cups

If you prefer to measure your bread ingredients using cups then here are the conversions for standard bags of flour to US cups.

This is based on an average cup of bread flour weighing 120g per cup, which means a standard small loaf contains 2.5 cups of flour per loaf and a standard large loaf contains 4.2 cups of flour per loaf.

You can then use the charts above to work out how many loaves you can expect for each bag weight.

Flour bag weightNumber of US cups of flour per bag
2lb3.78
3lb11.35
5lb18.9
10lb37.8
500g4.2
1kg8.3
1.5kg12.5
2kg16.67

How Many Loaves Can You Get From A Bulk Sack Of Flour?

If you prefer to buy flour in bulk or you’re making bread on a commercial scale, then the charts below will help you to work out how many loaves you can get from a standard sack of bread flour.

To make things easier I’ve split this out between imperial sack sizes available in the USA and metric sizes for countries except for the USA.

Imperial Weight (in Pounds and Ounces) of a Sack of Flour

Below are the imperial weights of a sack of flour as sold in stores in the USA:

Bulk sack of flour weight (as sold)Weight in ouncesMetric conversion
20lb320oz9072g / 9.1kg
25lb400oz11340g / 11.3kg
50lb800oz22680g / 22.7kg

Based on these standard imperial flour pack sizes, the chart below shows how many loaves you can expect to get from each pack size.

This chart is based on a standard small loaf recipe using 300g of flour and a large loaf using 500g of flour per loaf.

Sack of flour weight (as sold)Number of Small Loaves
per sack
Number of large Loaves
per sack
20lb30.318.2
25lb37.822.7
50lb75.745.4

Metric Weight (in Kilograms and Grams) of a Sack of Flour

Sacks of flour are sold in metric weights in most countries across the world (including the UK and Australia), the chart shows common sack weights and along with conversions into imperial:

Sack of flour weight (as sold)Weight in gramsImperial conversion
16kg16,000g564.4oz / 35.3lb
25kg25,000g882oz / 55.1lb

Based on these standard metric flour pack sizes, the chart below shows how many loaves you can expect to get from each pack size.

This chart is based on a standard small loaf recipe using 300g of flour and a large loaf using 500g of flour per loaf.

Bag of flour weight (as sold)Number of Small Loaves
per bag
Number of large Loaves
per bag
16kg53.332
25kg83.350

More Flour Bag Weight FAQ’s

How Much Bread Does A Pound Of Flour Make?

A pound of flour is equal to 454 grams and will be enough to make a small-medium loaf of bread using a recipe that requires 300-400g of bread flour or around 3 US cups.

How Much Bread Do Two Pounds Of Flour Make?

Two pounds of flour is equal to 907 grams and will be enough to make three small loaves of bread using a recipe that requires 300g of bread flour or one large loaf which requires 500g of flour.

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