Homemade Brown Sugar

Ready to make your own homemade brown sugar? This simple 2 ingredient brown sugar recipe is just what you are looking for. It is so easy to make that you might find yourself scratching your head wondering why you didn’t make it sooner. Learn how to make brown sugar, both light and dark with this simple recipe. 

Homemade Brown Sugar

If you are like me, there has been a time or two when you have needed brown sugar only to realize that you ran out and forgot to buy some last time you were at the store. This was me a few months ago so I decided to make my own homemade brown sugar. 

Homemade Brown Sugar

Let me tell you, I am so glad I ran out because I will never buy brown sugar again!

Homemade Brown Sugar

This homemade brown sugar recipe is so easy to make and irresistible. It is moist and soft and perfect for all your treats, dressings, sauces, and more. Once you make it, you won’t want to buy it again. 

Homemade Brown Sugar

Use this homemade brown sugar for all our favorite recipes including brown sugar Oat Milk shaken espresso and our Instant Pot Brown sugar carrots. 

Homemade Brown Sugar

Ingredients:

  • 4 Cups White Granulated Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons Unsulphured Molasses

Homemade Brown Sugar

  • Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix until well-blended. If you have a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment that has the side scraper with it. This is the quickest method, with only 5 minutes of mixing, tops.
  • Store in a sealed container or baggie in a cool, dry area. Will last a very long time if stored properly.
Homemade Brown Sugar

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Be sure to use unsulphured molasses. This allows your brown sugar to not go bad and stay preserved. You will notice if you don’t use unsulphured molasses, your brown sugar will go bad fast. You can find this in most grocery stores in the baking or breakfast aisle. 
  • Be sure you don’t store your brown sugar in the fridge. The moisture will ruin your brown sugar. 
  • You can mix the molasse and granulated sugar together with a fork (it will take a really long time), a hand mixer or a stand mixer. Using a hand mixer and stand mixer you will be able to make a batch in about 5 minutes. 
  • You will notice that your brown sugar will have more of an orange/ toffee color than a brown color that you see at the store. This is normal. 
  • Depending on the brand of molasses you use, it will determine the color of your brown sugar. 
  • You can halve the recipe, double the recipe, or triple the recipe. Just be sure that you use 2 teaspoons of molasses for each cup of brown sugar for light brown sugar and 2 Tablespoons for each cup of sugar for dark brown sugar. 
  • This recipe creates medium brown sugar. 
Homemade Brown Sugar

Storage

You will want to be sure to store your brown sugar in a sealed container or bag in a cool dry place. Storing it in the pantry is a great option. If stored properly it will last several months. 

Do not store your homemade brown sugar in the fridge. The moisture will ruin it. 

Homemade Brown Sugar

Do I have to use unsulphured molasses when I make homemade brown sugar?

Yes, you need to use unsulphured molasses when making homemade brown sugar. If you don’t use this your brown sugar will go bad very quickly. The unsulphured molasses allows your brown sugar to stay preserved and last a long time. 

Homemade Brown Sugar Syrup

Homemade brown sugar syrup is a simple syrup made by dissolving brown sugar in water. It’s a sweet and flavorful liquid that can be used as a sweetener in various beverages and recipes. Here’s a basic recipe for making homemade brown sugar syrup:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar (light or dark, depending on your preference)
  • 1 cup water
  1. In a saucepan, combine the brown sugar and water.
  2. Place the saucepan over medium heat and stir continuously until the brown sugar completely dissolves in the water.
  3. Once the sugar has dissolved, bring the mixture to a gentle simmer.
  4. Allow the syrup to simmer for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until it thickens slightly. This helps to ensure the sugar is fully incorporated into the water.
  5. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the syrup cool to room temperature.
  6. Once cooled, transfer the brown sugar syrup to a clean, airtight container or bottle for storage.

Homemade brown sugar syrup can be used as a sweetener for various drinks, such as coffee, tea, lemonade, or cocktails. It’s also a delicious addition to desserts, pancakes, waffles, and other baked goods, providing a rich, caramel-like flavor. Store the syrup in the refrigerator, and it should stay good for several weeks. Remember to give it a good shake before using it, as some separation may occur over time.

Homemade Brown Sugar
Homemade Brown Sugar

Homemade Brown Sugar

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ready to make your own homemade brown sugar? This simple 2 ingredient brown sugar recipe is just what you are looking for. It is so easy to make that you might find yourself scratching your head wondering why you didn’t make it sooner. Learn how to make brown sugar, both light and dark with this simple recipe.

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups White Granulated Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons Unsulphured Molasses

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix until well-blended. If you have a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment that has the side scraper with it. This is the quickest method, with only 5 minutes of mixing, tops.
  2. Store in a sealed container or baggie in a cool, dry area. Will last a very long time if stored properly.

Notes

Prepares: 4 Cups

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