How Much Yeast is in a Packet?

March 28, 2005

Two different types of yeast on a cutting board.Hi,
Does anyone know how much yeast is in a packet? I have bulk yeast but forget how many teaspoons or tablespoons are in a packet. So many recipes call for packets.




By Suzanne (Guest Post)
March 28, 20050 found this helpful

It's 2 1/4 teaspoons. :)

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March 28, 20050 found this helpful

2-1/4 teaspoons equal 1 packet.


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By Beverly (Guest Post)
March 29, 20050 found this helpful

what is equal to the packet yeast is 2 1/4 teaspoon or 1/4 oz. Hope this helps. Beverly in Arkansas.

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March 30, 20051 found this helpful

on the average there's is aproximately 2 tsp in a package of dry yeast...I have found a few that actually have 2 and 1/4 tsp but that is more or less a 50:50 occurance....Mary (Magicsmom) from Tennessee


PS: If you're using a Bread Machine you could use the following guide lines;
for one pound loaf use 1tsp
for one and half use 1 1/2 tsp
and for a two pound loaf use 1 and 3/4 tsp
of the bulk yeast ....when I decide not to use my Bread Machine I use the above formulas and my loafs actually turn out really nice.

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June 9, 20055 found this helpful

2 and 1/2 tsps to one packet of yeast. I do it all the time.

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By Andrea (Guest Post)
March 18, 20060 found this helpful

"A 1/4 -ounce packet of active dry yeast contains approximately 2-1/2 teaspoons; the measurement will not be exact as yeast is packaged according to weight rather than volume. A packet of yeast is sufficient to raise 4 cups, approximately 1-pound, of flour." From the Red Star Yeast website

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By Rebecca (Guest Post)
April 6, 20070 found this helpful

I have found that the two and a half tsp is fine - give or take an amount of yeast in a recipe does not affect the rising; I make 4 loaves of wheat bread at once and I use about 7 tsp yeast - give or take. Seems fine always.

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September 21, 20120 found this helpful
2 1/4 t.

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February 16, 20180 found this helpful

Tell me why it measures @ 1 1/2 level teaspoons? Using standard measuring spoons.

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September 17, 20180 found this helpful

Everyone says 2 1/4 teaspoons, but anything from 1 3/4 to 2 1/4 works. I typically only use 1 3/4 teaspoon.

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March 22, 20200 found this helpful

I had 2 1/4 teaspoons in a package now it says 2 1/2. Which is the correct amount of yeast for pretzels

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May 2, 20200 found this helpful

Looking to compare yeast measures

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September 21, 20222 found this helpful

A standard package of active dry yeast contains 2 1/4 teaspoons of yeast or 10.54 grams.

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