It’s surprisingly easy to make your own brown sugar! All you need is two ingredients and a few minutes of your time.
How many times have you started to make a recipe only to discover you are out of brown sugar EEK! Well, did you know you can make your own?
Yes, you can and it is so super simple – only two ingredients! You won’t believe how easy this substitute is!
By mixing sugar and molasses, you can make your own brown sugar in only minutes. And, since sugar and molasses are shelf-stable they are easy to keep on hand.
So, the next time you have no brown sugar on hand just take a breath and say “I got this!”.
Also, if you don’t do a lot of baking, brown sugar can get hard after a bit. If that happens, you can use this trick to soften brown sugar, or you can just keep the two ingredients on hand to make your own brown sugar exactly when you need it and not have to worry about it hardening.
Want a few more “make your own” recipes that will save you in a pinch?
Homemade Bisquick Mix – It’s convenient to have a box of Bisquick handy to make a quick batch of biscuits, pancakes, waffles, etc. But, you can still have that convenience and spend LESS money by making your own mix! This easy recipe only takes a few minutes to make and gives you a homemade version of the original mix!
Homemade Pancake Mix – This is a super easy recipe to make your own Homemade Pancake Mix. It only takes 5 minutes to put together and then is just as easy to use as a box mix- but BETTER! (Recipe makes enough for 6 batches of 10-12 pancakes each.)
Homemade Onion Soup Mix – Ever wanted to make a recipe that requires onion soup mix only to find you have none in the house? Did you know you can make your own Onion Soup Mix? Yes, you can! Ditch those little packets with this easy-to-make Homemade Onion Soup Mix Recipe! It is perfect for dip, meatloaf, burgers, soup, potatoes, and more.
Homemade Mustard Dry Rub – This homemade mustard dry rub recipe is fantastic on ham, chicken, pork tenderloin, ribs, or brisket. It works on the barbecue grill, in the oven or in the frying pan. It’s so versatile!
If you found yourself needing this recipe for brown sugar since the container in your kitchen cupboard became too hard, this is a super effective way to keep brown sugar from going hard. Just use a terra cotta brown sugar bear. I use one now and it does a GREAT job of keeping brown sugar soft and without clumps.
Also if you have hard brown sugar, placing the bear in the container can often make it soft again.
Ok, let’s move on to how to make brown sugar. It’s super easy to make this brown sugar substitute and it only needs two ingredients – white sugar (granulated sugar) and molasses. It’s also ready to use as soon as you mix it up, so great to use in a pinch.
Homemade Brown Sugar Recipe
Brown Sugar Ingredients:
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon molasses
How to make Brown Sugar:
1. In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar and molasses until completely blended.
2. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Note: This recipe makes light brown sugar. To make dark brown sugar, increase the amount of molasses.
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Brown Sugar Recipe
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar and molasses until completely blended.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
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