No more last-minute trips to the store for sugar because you can make your OWN Homemade Brown Sugar with just two ingredients and just two minutes!
Phew, what a week! It's been an amazing whirlwind of family, friends, and love this past week as my mom and brother were in town for our Baby Shower BBQ! It's been a wonderful but crazy and exhausting week, to say the least. This preggo is beat.
So I bring you one of the fastest, easiest, oh-my-god-how-did-I-not-know-about-this-sooner recipes to date. Homemade Brown Sugar.
2. Two. Dos. That's IT. Does it get any easier?!
- Sugar - White granulated sugar
SO. Soooooo easy. Ok the hardest thing? Pulling out your food processor.
Then you just add the sugar and the molasses.
I know what you're thinking because I thought the same thing when I realized you could make your own Homemade Brown Sugar! It's only 2 ingredients - and 2 ingredients we always have in the house! All the times I've run to the store because I ran out or forgot brown sugar... What a waste of time that'll never happen again!
Have no fear, friends. As long as you keep a jar of molasses in your fridge and have some white sugar on hand, you'll never have to make a last-minute brown sugar run again!
Light or Dark Brown Sugar
This recipe is for Dark Brown Sugar. For Light Brown Sugar (which is really just sugar with a more subdued molasses flavor) just means adding fewer molasses. That's it - another reason why this recipe is so great, it can be customizable to whatever you need!
Enjoy! As always, if you make this recipe or any of my others, I love to hear what you think! Leave a comment below, email me, or you can find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!
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Homemade Brown Sugar
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- Add sugar and molasses to food processor. Blend until molasses are all incorporated.
- Store in an airtight container or plastic bag.
As someone who always have no brown sugar on hand when I need some, this is perfect! I've run out to the store before while baking in a panic more than once. I just need to make sure I don't run out of molasses now haha.
I absolutely love little homespun tricks like this. I've never ever thought to make my own brown sugar. And what a perfect time of year to learn this! What with all of the holiday baking and cookie making… I always run out of *something*. I love that this uses molasses, too. I could eat that stuff by the spoonful! 😉
WHOA! How did I not know it was this easy to make brown sugar? This seems way easier than unclumping that rock of brown sugar I never use in my cupboard. LOL! Congrats on your pregnancy and your baby shower!
WOW!! I'm rarely stunned speechless when it comes to kitchen stuff...but who knew? I always though brown sugar was an actual ingredient rather than made FROM ingredients. It would have never occurred to me that there is a recipe for it. Learn something new every day....thank you.
I felt the SAME way, Debra!!
WOW.... I love the thought of making this at home. What a fun project to try on the weekend. I sure need lots of this for the holiday baking recipes. LOVE THIS!!
Yes! So easy to make and would be fun to impress holiday guests, too!
Have you ever tried coconut sugar instead of white sugar?
Ooooh no but that’s a great idea!! I will have to try it and if you do, please let me know how it works!
Dini @ The Flavor Bender
This is genius!! There have been times I've run out of brown sugar for a recipe, and I need to keep this in mind for next time 🙂 I know my husband will be happy he won't have to run to the shop to get one for me in the middle of it all!
So happy that you had a great Baby Shower 😀 I can't even imagine how excited everyone must be now!
Michelle @ Giraffes Can Bake
I am kicking myself! I knew you could make brown sugar at home but I didn't realise it was soooo easy!
I have to try this very soon. Thanks so much for sharinf!
What a great idea. my maman would love this because it's not easy to find brown sugar back in Iran she would be so happy to make it herself 🙂
Oh then this is perfect for her! So glad to have helped! 😀
Meghan | Fox and Briar
I love this! I literally just ran out of brown sugar last week and had to delay making a recipe, I wish I would have known about this then!
Thanks, Meghan! Man all the times I've done that in the past... no more! 😉
Son of a gun, this is so hefplul!