How to Make Brown Sugar
Now I have seen several people pin recipes of making your own this and that on Pinterest. Recently, I came across a recipe for how to make brown sugar from scratch. Honestly, at first I thought, what’s the point? Brown sugar and white sugar are pretty comparably priced at the store.
Why should I know how to make brown sugar?
Well, wouldn’t you know that I was in the middle of whipping up a batch of some delicious oatmeal raisin cookies for my kids when I look in the pantry… No Brown Sugar!! I was not in the mood nor did I care to take the time to drive to the grocery store. So, you can probably guess what I did next. I decided to make brown sugar.
It was a success!
I have to say that it was pretty cool to turn my white granulated sugar into light brown sugar with just one additional ingredient.
Only two ingredients to make brown sugar:
- 1 cup granulated (white) sugar
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- In a small mixing bowl, mix together sugar and molasses. Continue to mix until the molasses is completely incorporated into the sugar. This will take 2-3 minutes.
- If you need dark brown sugar, add another tablespoon (2 total) to the sugar.
- Use and store as you would the store bought brown sugar. Tip: to prevent your brown sugar from getting too hard, add a large marshmallow to your container. The marshmallow will dry out, not your brown sugar.
Here are a few more of my cooking from scratch posts:
- How to Make Homemade Barbecue Sauce (with very little effort)
- Homemade buttercream icing
- How to Make Whipped Cream
- The BEST Homemade Pancake and Waffle Mix