Out of brown sugar for your recipe? NO worries! Learn how to make your own homemade brown sugar in just minutes.
Store bought brown sugar is easy to grab off the shelf. When stored in an airtight container, it can last a long time. But, what if you forget to grab another package and you are in the middle of making your favorite baked goods? We got your back! Let’s learn how to make brown sugar at home.
What is brown sugar, really?
Brown sugar is basically the raw sugar with the molasses still in it. It’s less refined than regular sugar, typically. It’s also produced on a commercial level by combining the 2 ingredients back together. However, you can easily make it at home with your own granulated sugar and molasses. The basic recipe is a cup of sugar to a Tablespoon of molasses.
Why You’ll Love the Homemade Brown Sugar
- Food storage friendly-you only need to store cane sugar and molasses.
- Customize-able- You can make the sugar light or dark by adjusting the amount of molasses. Need dark brown sugar? Add more molasses. This recipe is more equivalent to light brown sugar.
Do I need special equipment to make brown sugar?
I prefer to use a stand mixer for making homemade brown sugar. You can also use a food processor to blend the white sugar and molasses. If you really want to, you can simply use a wooden spoon and large bowl to mix this up. That works well, but just takes a bit longer to mix.
Ingredients You Need:
How to Make Homemade Brown Sugar
- Add white sugar to bowl or food processor
- Blend with molasses.
- Store in an airtight container.
Storing Homemade Brown Sugar
Store your homemade brown sugar for up to 6 months in an airtight container. If it starts to get rock hard, simply add a piece of bread in the container.
You can also use a terra cotta piece for storing your brown sugar longer term. You’ll soak it in water for several hours, and it keeps your brown sugar soft and moist.
Recipes To Try this in:
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 Tablespoon molasses
- Combine sugar and molasses in food processor, blender, stand mixer, or by hand until well mixed. Use as you would any brown sugar.
For dark brown sugar, add 2 Tablespoons molasses to every cup of sugar.
Nutrition InformationYield 16 Serving Size 1 Tablespoon
Amount Per Serving Calories 52Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 0gSugar 13gProtein 0g
I do my best to make sure these numbers are accurate, however, please be your own best advocate and double check!