You will only need two ingredients to make Homemade Brown Sugar. Brown Sugar is so easy to make, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t make it sooner. This homemade version has a much richer flavor than store-bought.
As long as you have white granulated sugar and molasses on hand, you’ll never run out of brown sugar again.
Simple Ingredients You’ll Need To Make Brown Sugar
- White Granulated Sugar
- Unsulphured Molasses – Molasses made from ripe sugar cane is called unsulphured because it has no additives. If made with unripened sugar cane, it has to be treated with sulfur dioxide first to preserve it. So, make sure you use unsulphured molasses.
Additional Items Needed
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Measuring Spoons/Cups
- Fork, Hand Mixer, or Stand Mixer (it’s much easier to make with a mixer)
Helpful Tips For Making Homemade Brown Sugar
- As I mentioned above, make sure you use unsulphured molasses because unsulphured molasses doesn’t need sulfur dioxide as a preservative. Sugar can’t be stored in the fridge since moisture will ruin it. Therefore, in order for your brown sugar to stay fresh, it has to be stored in the pantry. In other words, if you don’t use unsulphured molasses, your brown sugar will go bad fast. It’s easily found in most grocery stores in the baking or breakfast aisle.
- If you don’t have an electric mixer, you can use a fork to mix it. However, it takes longer. I highly recommend a stand mixer, using the paddle attachment with the side scraper on it. It’s the quickest method.
Difference Between Light and Dark Brown Sugar
- The color of the brown sugar will depend on the brand of molasses you use. Also, it won’t look as brown as the store-bought but will lean toward an orange tint.
- If you need more or less brown sugar than this recipe creates, simply pair 2 teaspoons of molasses for each cup of sugar for light brown sugar, and as much as 2 Tablespoons per cup of sugar for dark brown sugar.
- The difference between light and dark brown sugar is the molasses content. Dark brown has a higher molasses content which gives it a richer flavor and a darker color. This recipe is the equivalent of medium brown sugar. So, not light, but also not quite dark. You can add or take away the amount of molasses needed to adjust to the type of brown sugar you need.
Easy Directions For Making Two-Ingredient Brown Sugar (full printable recipe card down below!)
Place the granulated sugar and molasses in a large mixing bowl.
Mix until well-blended. The photo below shows how it will begin to look as you mix it.
If you have a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment that has the side scraper with it. This is the quickest method and takes five minutes.
Store in a sealed container in a cool, dry area. The homemade brown sugar will last indefinitely if stored properly.
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- 4 cups white granulated sugar
- 4 Tablespoons unsulphured molasses
- Place granulated sugar and molasses in a large mixing bowl. Mix on medium speed until well blended. If using a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment that has the side scraper. This is the quickest method and takes about five minutes.
- Store in an air-tight container.
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KitchenAid Classic Series Stand Mixer, 4.5 Q, Onyx Black
KitchenAid Classic Mixing Bowls, Set of 3, Pistachio
Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons Set, Heavy Duty 12 pcs set, 6 Measuring cups and 6 Measuring Spoons (1)
Grandma's Original Unsulphered Molasses ~ All Natural ~ Large 24 Oz Container
Serving Size1 teaspoon
Amount Per Serving Calories 17Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 0gSugar 4gProtein 0g