Food Equivalents​​​

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Use this chart to determine the equivalents of some common ingredients. All measurements are approximate.

 

Ingredient

Equivalent

Bacon

1 slice = 1 tbsp (15 mL) cooked and crumbled

1 lb (500 g) = 1 ½ cups (375 mL) cooked and crumbled

Baking Powder

1/6 oz (5 g) = 1 tsp (5 mL)

Baking Soda

1/7 oz (4 g) = 1 tsp (5 mL)

Bananas

1 lb (500 g) = 3 to 4 medium
= 2 cups (500 mL) sliced
= 1 ¾ cups (425 mL) mashed

Barley, pearl

1 cup (250 mL) uncooked yields 3 ½ to 4 cups (875 mL to 1 L) cooked

Beans, dried

8 oz (250 g) = 1 cup (250 mL) uncooked

1 cup (250 mL) uncooked yields 2 to 3 cups (500 to
750 mL) cooked

Bread Crumbs
Dry bread crumbs are powdered like fine sand; fresh bread crumbs are soft and the size of peas.

Dry

1 slice = ¼ cup (50 mL) dry bread crumbs

Fresh

1 slice = ½ cup (125 mL) fresh bread crumbs

Bulgur

Fine

¾ cup (175 mL) uncooked yields 2 ½ cups (625 mL) cooked

Medium

¾ cup (175 mL) uncooked yields 2 cups (500 mL) cooked

Coarse

¾ cup (175 mL) uncooked yields 1 ¾ cup (425 mL) cooked

Toasted Cracked Wheat

1 cup (250 mL) uncooked yields 2 cups (500 mL) cooked

Candied Fruit

Cherries

1 lb (500 g) = 2 cups (500 mL)

Crystallized Ginger

4 oz (125 g) = 1 cup (250 mL)

Mixed Fruit

1 lb (500 g) = 2 cups (500 mL)

Peel (lemon, orange, citron)

1 lb (500 g) = 2 cups (500 mL)

Pineapple

1 lb (500 g) = 2 cups (500 mL)

Cheese

Blue

4 oz (125 g) = 1 cup (250 mL) crumbled

Cheddar

1 lb (500 g) = 4 cups (1 L) shredded

Feta

4 oz (125 g) = 1 cup (250 mL) crumbled

Mozzarella

1 lb (500 g) = 3 ½ cups (875 mL) shredded

Parmesan

2 ¼ oz (65 g) = ½ cup (125 mL) grated

Chocolate Chips

6 oz (175 g) = 1 cup (250 mL)

12 oz (350 g) = 2 cups (500 mL)

Coffee

1 lb (500 g) = 5 to 5 ½ cups (1.25 to 1.375 L) grounds

1 lb (500 g) yields 40 to 50 brewed cups (6 oz/170 mL each)

Coconut

Flaked

3 oz (85 g) = 1 cup (250 mL)

7 oz (200 g) = 2 ½ cups (625 mL)

Medium

4 oz (125 g) = 1 cup (250 mL)

7 oz (200 g) = 1 ¾ cups (425 mL)

Cookie Crumbs

Chocolate Wafers

18 wafers = 1 cup (250 mL) crumbs

Gingersnaps

22 cookies = 1 cup (250 mL) crumbs

Graham Wafers

14 wafers = 1 cup (250 mL) crumbs

Vanilla Wafers

30 wafers = 1 cup (250 mL) crumbs

Couscous

1 cup (250 mL) uncooked yields 2 ½ cups (625 mL) cooked

Cornstarch
1 tbsp (15 mL) cornstarch will thicken1 cup (250 mL) liquid.

⅛ oz (4 g) = 1 tsp (5 mL)

⅓ oz (10 g) = 1 tbsp (15 mL)

Cream Cheese

4 oz (125 g) = ½ cup (125 mL)

8 oz (250 g) = 1 cup (250 mL)

Dried Fruit

Apricots

1 lb (500 g) = 2 ½ to 3 cups (625 to 750 mL)

Currants

1 lb (500 g) = 3 cups (750 mL)

Dates

1 lb (500 g) = 2 ½ cups (625 mL) chopped

Figs

1 lb (500 g) = 3 cups (750 mL) chopped

Egg

Whole
To measure half an egg, beat 1 whole egg, then measure out 1 ½ tbsp (22 mL).

1 large egg = 3 tbsp (45 mL) whole egg

5 large eggs = 6 medium eggs = 7 small eggs = 1 cup (250 mL) whole egg

White

1 large egg = 2 tbsp (25 mL) white

7 egg whites = 1 cup (250 mL) whites

Yolk

1 large egg = 1 tbsp (15 mL) yolk

14 egg yolks = 1 cup (250 mL) yolks

Fats

Butter

1 lb (500 g) = 2 cups (500 mL) = 4 sticks

1 stick = ½ cup (125 mL) = ¼ lb (125 g) = 8 tbsp
(125 mL)

Margarine

1 lb (500 g) = 2 cups (500 mL) = 4 squares

1 square = ½ cup (125 mL) = ¼ lb (125 g) = 8 tbsp
(125 mL)

Lard

1 lb (500 g) = 2 ⅓ cups (575 mL)

Shortening

1 lb (500 g) = 2 ⅓ cups (575 mL)

Suet

1 lb (500 g) ground = 3 ¾ cups (925 mL)

Flour

All-purpose

1 lb (500 g) = 3 ½ cups (875 mL)

Bread

1 lb (500 g) = 3 ¾ cups (925 mL)

Cake and Pastry

1 lb (500 g) = 4 ½ cups (1.125 L) sifted

Self-rising

1 lb (500 g) = 3 ½ cups (875 mL)

Whole Wheat

1 lb (500 g) = 4 cups (1 L)

Gelatin
1 tbsp (15 mL) unflavored gelatin will gel 2 cups
(500 mL) liquid.

¼ oz (7 g) pkg = 1 tbsp (15 mL)

Honey

1 lb (500 g) = 1 ⅓ cups (325 mL)

Lemons

Juice

1 medium lemon = 3 tbsp (45 mL) juice

Peel

1 medium lemon = 1 to 2 tsp (5 to 10 mL) grated lemon peel

Lentils, red or green

1 lb (500 g) = 2 ¼ cups (550 mL) uncooked yields 5 cups (1.25 L) cooked

Limes

Juice

1 medium lime = 1 to 2 tbsp (15 to 25 mL) juice

1 Key lime = 2 tsp to 1 tbsp (10 to 15 mL) juice

Peel

1 medium lime = 1 to 2 tsp (5 to 10 mL) grated lime peel

1 Key lime = ¾ to 1 tsp (3 to 5 mL) grated lime peel

Marshmallows

1 pkg (400 g) = 54 regular
= 45 jumbo
= 710 miniature

1 regular (7 g) = 13 miniature

1 jumbo (9 g) = 16 miniature

Milk Powder

Buttermilk

3 tbsp (40 mL) = 1 cup (250 mL) reconstituted

Skim

⅓ cup (75 mL) = 1 cup (250 mL) reconstituted

1 ⅓ cups (325 mL) = 4 cups (1 L) reconstituted

Nuts
All measures are for nuts without shells.

Almonds

1 lb (500 g) = 3 cups (750 mL) whole
= 4 cups (1 L) slivered
= 4 ½ cups (1.125 L) sliced
= 5 cups (1.25 L) ground

Brazil Nuts

1 lb (500 g) = 3 cups (750 mL) whole

Cashews

1 lb (500 g) = 3 ⅓ cups (825 mL) whole

Hazelnuts

1 lb (500 g) = 3 ½ cups (875 mL) whole

Peanuts

1 lb (500 g) = 3 ½ to 4 cups (875 mL to 1 L) whole

Pecans

1 lb (500 g) = 4 cups (1 L) halves = 3 ¾ cups (925 mL) chopped

Walnuts

1 lb (500 g) = 3 ¾ cups (925 mL) halves = 3 ½ cups
(875 mL) chopped

Oats, rolled (quick-cooking, old-fashioned)

1 lb (500 g) uncooked = 5 cups (1.25 L) uncooked

1 cup (250 mL) uncooked yields 1 ¾ cups (425 mL) cooked

Oranges

Juice

1 medium orange = ⅓ to ½ cup (75 to 125 mL) juice

Peel

1 medium orange = 2 to 3 tbsp (25 to 45 mL) grated orange peel

Pasta

Long (spaghetti, fettuccine)

4 oz (125 g) uncooked long pasta has about the same diameter as a 25-cent coin

Short-shaped (macaroni, penne)

4 oz (125 g) = 1 cup (250 mL) uncooked

1 cup (250 mL) uncooked yields 2 cups (500 mL) cooked

Quinoa

1 cup (250 mL) uncooked yields 3 ½ to 4 cups (875 mL to 1 L) cooked

Raisins, seedless

1 lb (500 g) = 4 cups (1 L)

Rice

Brown

1 cup (250 mL) uncooked yields 3 cups (750 mL) cooked

Long Grain White

1 cup (250 mL) uncooked yields 3 cups (750 mL) cooked

Short Grain White

1 cup (250 mL) uncooked yields 3 cups (750 mL) cooked

Wild

1 cup (250 mL) uncooked yields 3 ⅔ cups (900 mL) cooked

Split Peas

1 lb (500 g) = 2 ¼ cups (550 mL) dried yields 5 cups
(1.25 L) cooked

Sugar

Brown

1 lb (500 g) = 2 ¼ cups (550 mL)

Granulated (white)

1 lb (500 g) = 2 cups (500 mL)

1 tsp (5 mL) = two ½ inch (1.25 cm) sugar cubes

Icing (confectioners’, powdered)

1 lb (500 g) = 3 ½ to 4 cups (875 mL to 1 L)

Superfine (berry, castor)

1 lb (500 g) = 2 ⅓ cups (575 mL)

Whipping Cream

1 cup (250 mL) unwhipped yields 2 cups (500 mL) whipped

Yeast

¼ oz (7 g) pkg active dry yeast = 2 ¼ tsp (11 mL)
= 0.6 oz (17 g) cake compressed fresh yeast

¼ oz (7 g) pkg instant yeast = 2 ¼ tsp (11 mL)


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Last updated on April 28, 2017