How Much Does a Slice of Bread Weigh? (Various Types & Conversions)

If you’ve ever tried to work out bread weights for calorie counting or baking, you’ll know that it can be challenging to pin down an exact weight to work out what you need.

Finding the right weight and calorie information can be tricky with various loaf shapes, sizes added ingredients, and not forgetting how thick the slice is.

So, in this article, I’ve categorized various bread slice weights (that I’ve weighed) in charts so you can quickly work out the weights you need.

The simple answer to the question is that a slice of bread can weigh from 25g (0.88oz) for a small thinly sliced loaf up to 80g (2.82oz) for a large thickly sliced loaf, with an average slice weighing around 35-40g (1.23-1.4oz).

Because these weights will depend on various factors, read on to find the correct weights for your favorite bread types.

How Much Does a Slice of Bread Weigh? In Grams & Ounces

To help you easily work out how much your slice of bread weighs, use the charts below to find weights depending on the size of the loaf and the thickness of the slice.

Bread is typically sold in two main sizes of loaf, although they can vary depending on the brand or bread type, so to keep things simple I’ve split the sizes into the two most-common weights.

Small Loaf – 400g (14oz)

Bread Slice Thickness (small loaf)Average Weight Per Slice
(in Grams)
Weight Per Slice
(in Ounces)
Thin25-30g0.88-1.1oz
Medium30-35g1.1oz-1.23oz
Thick35-45g1.23-1.59oz
Extra Thick45-60g plus1.59-2.1oz plus

Large Loaf – 800g (28oz)

Bread Slice Thickness (large loaf)Weight Per Slice
(in Grams)
Weight Per Slice
(in Ounces)
Thin30-35g1.1oz-1.23oz
Medium35-40g1.23-1.4oz
Thick40-50g1.4-1.76oz
Extra Thick50-80g plus1.76-2.82oz

Bread Slice Weights Infographic

If you’re not sure how thick your slice of bread is, the infographic below shows what each thickness category looks like.

infographic to show a thin, medium, thick and extra thick slice of bread

A thin slice is the type you would expect from a small loaf, which is often sold as reduced-calorie bread, such as a danish loaf or Weight Watchers.

An extra thick slice, is more of a doorstop slice of bread, or a thick crust at the end of a loaf.

Weight of Average Slice of bread

If you’re not sure what size your bread is, or the weight of the loaf it came from, an average weight for a typical medium slice of bread, 35-40g (1.23-1.4oz).

This size of slice is typically used as standard sandwich bread, especially if you buy a ready-made pack.

To get an idea of what a slice of bread of this weight looks like, then the image below shows what it looks like on a scale.

what a medium brown and white slice of bread looks like on a scale - ranging from 35g to 40g

Bread Slices per Weight

The tables below will help you work out how many slices of bread you get per certain weight. To keep things simple, I’ve included only thin and thick slice weights, for both small and large loaf sizes.

Figures have been rounded to the nearest whole slice.

Small Loaf – 400g (14oz)

WeightAverage Thin Bread Slices per WightAverage Thick Bread Slices per Wight
50g/1.76oz2 slices1 slice
100g/3.53oz3 – 4 slices2 – 3 slices
150g/5.29oz5 – 6 slices3 – 4slices
200g/7.1oz7 – 8 slices4- 6 slices
1oz/28.3g1 sliceless than a slice
2oz/56.7g2 slices1 – 2 slices
3oz/85g2 – 3 slices2 – 3 slices
4oz/113.3g4 – 5 slices3 – 4 slices

Large Loaf – 800g (28oz)

WeightAverage Thin Bread Slices per WightAverage Thick Bread Slices per Wight
50g/1.76oz 1 – 2 slices1 slice
100g/3.53oz 2 – 3 slices2 – 3 slices
150g/5.29oz 4 – 5 slices3 – 4 slices
200g/7.1oz 6 – 7 slices4 – 5 slices
1oz/28.3gLess than a sliceLess than a slice
2oz/56.7g2 slices1 slice
3oz/85g2 – 3 slices2 slices
4oz/113.3g3 – 4 slices2 – 3 slices

How Much Does a Slice of Bread Weigh? In Pounds & Kilos

If you need to convert bread slice weights to pounds or kilos, use the charts below to find the information you need.

Weights are based on averages and are split into two categories depending on the size of the loaf to get a more accurate figure.

Small Loaf – 400g (14oz)

Bread Slice Thickness (small loaf)Average Weight Per Slice
(in Kilograms)
Weight Per Slice
(in Pounds)
Thin0.025-0.03kg0.055-0.066lb
Medium0.03-0.035kg0.066-0.077lb
Thick0.035-0.045kg0.077-0.099lb
Extra Thick0.045-0.06kg plus0.099-0.13lb plus

Large Loaf – 800g (28oz)

Bread Slice Thickness (large loaf)Weight Per Slice
(in Kilograms)
Weight Per Slice
(in Pounds)
Thin0.03-0.035kg0.066-0.077lb
Medium0.035-0.04kg0.077-0.088lb
Thick0.04-0.05kg0.088-0.11lb
Extra Thick0.05-0.08kg plus0.11-0.18lb

More Bread Slice Weight FAQs

Is a slice of bread two ounces?

A two-ounce slice of bread is equal to an extra-thick slice from a large store-bought loaf or two thin slices.

How many grams is a thick slice of bread?

A thick slice of bread from a store-bought small loaf weighs around 35-45g (1.23-1.4oz) and a thick slice of bread from a store-bought large loaf weighs around 40-50g (1.4-1.76oz).

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