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Homemade Brown Sugar

Submitted by: cindyp on November 30, 2010
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Homemade Brown Sugar

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Homemade brown sugar, where have you been all my life? It’s in the Emergency Ingredients, but it will be a staple in my pantry now. No more expensive brown sugar for me!

Brown sugar is simply just sugar and molasses. The ingredients list doesn’t even …

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Homemade brown sugar, where have you been all my life? It’s in the Emergency Ingredients, but it will be a staple in my pantry now. No more expensive brown sugar for me!

Brown sugar is simply just sugar and molasses. The ingredients list doesn’t even list anything additional!

Mix 1 cup white sugar with 2 Tablespoons molasses (I used blackstrap).

I used a fork for this little amount. This took about 3 minutes. I will use my stand mixer with the whip when I make a larger amount.

And this is equal to 1 cup packed brown sugar.

Store it how you would normally store your brown sugar.

Here’s a comparison of light brown sugar versus my homemade version. There is no comparison! This homemade brown sugar tastes so much better than dark brown sugar even. You can adjust the amount of molasses to your taste.

How does it compare cost wise? This light brown sugar was 90 cents per pound for store brand. With the sugar and molasses I had, this rich, dark, homemade brown sugar figured out to 65 cents per pound. It’s cheaper AND better!

My Maple Glazed Baby Carrots had a much richer taste.

And I tasted the hint of it in the graham cracker crust for my No Bake Cheesecake.

By making it yourself, there is no need to have a big jug of it in the pantry anymore — simply mix a few cups together when you need some!


Cindy blogs at Chippewa Creek ~ Our Life Simplified.

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  1. 11-30
    6:23
    am

    I have been wondering about doing this. Great tip.

    Of course that means I have to always have molasses in the pantry……which I do.

  2. 11-30
    7:44
    am

    What a wonderful idea! Going to find a big jug of molasses because my small one will not last with this secret!

  3. 11-30
    7:57
    am

    FYI — 1 quart of molasses will make about 7 pounds of this dark brown sugar. More if you’re going for the lighter sugar.

  4. 11-30
    8:44
    am

    Thanks Cindy! I ran out of brown sugar when I was making an apple pie recently – I am defnitely writing this in my recipe box!
    Beth

  5. 11-30
    9:08
    am

    I’ll be stopping to pick up some molasses from the Amish today! I bet this would be awesome mixed up with the vanilla sugar!

  6. 11-30
    9:58
    am

    We have been doing this for about a year now and loving it! You are right, there is no comparison. I think the molasses adds adepth that the store bought lacks. Glad to see others are loving it, too!

  7. 11-30
    6:36
    pm

    Oh Cindy, thank you for your recipe. I use a lot of brown sugar and your brown sugar looks to be so much richer and no doubt tastes better as well. I will be definitely making myself some soon! Thanks!!

  8. 12-4
    12:00
    pm

    I just made some homemade brown sugar! SOOOO easy and it looks just like the dark brown sugar from the store. By the way, I tried the Kitchenaide with the whisk…didn’t do so well. I dumped it in the food processor and it whipped it right up in a flash!!! Use the food processor if you have one. Thanks Cindy for the great idea.

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