Learn how to make homemade brown sugar with only 2 ingredients: molasses and granulated sugar! It’s quick, easy and so fresh. Perfect substitute in baking.
This easy HOMEMADE brown sugar is going to be a handy baking hack/ baking tip when you are out of brown sugar and need it urgently for a recipe.
There have been so many instances when I am in the middle of making cookies and realized that I was out of brown sugar (uh-oh!).
Obviously, I CAN’T run out to the store but this quick homemade version always saves the day!
In case you don’t know, brown sugar is very important in baking because it’s the main ingredient that’s responsible for adding CHEWINESS to cookies and it also adds a deep CARAMEL flavor.
This DIY brown sugar is also quick, EASY and cheap.
I also think it tastes better and FRESHER than the store-bought brown version.
What can I use as a substitute for brown sugar?
There is no good substitute for brown sugar. The texture and flavor of recipes will change if you use any other sweetener.
How is brown sugar made? How do you make your own brown sugar at home?
Homemade brown sugar involves the combination of only 2 ingredients:
- Granulated sugar
You can mix them together with a spatula or use a KitchenAid mixer with the paddle attachment or even use a hand-held mixer on the low setting.
What do you do if you don’t have brown sugar?
Make DIY brown sugar at home (Recipe below).
How to make brown sugar without molasses?
Some people use maple syrup but that will not have
How to make brown sugar with maple syrup?
Mix together 1 tbsp maple syrup with 1 cup granulated sugar until thoroughly combined.
Can I substitute brown sugar with molasses?
No! Brown sugar gives recipes a certain texture/ flavors and molasses gives recipes another texture/flavor. You can’t replace one with the other.
How to make dark brown sugar from light brown sugar?
Add 1 tbsp molasses to 1 cup light brown sugar and mix it together, which would result in dark brown sugar.
How long does homemade brown sugar last? How to store homemade brown sugar?
It’s supposed to indefinitely but BEST within 2 years, as long as it’s stored properly in a sealed container.
After a while, brown sugar has a tendency to get hard. You can easily learn how to soften brown sugar when that happens.
Well, that’s all for today.
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How To Make Homemade Brown Sugar
Learn how to make homemade brown sugar with only 2 ingredients: molasses and granulated sugar! It's quick, easy and so fresh. Perfect substitute in baking.
- 1 cup Granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp Molasses
In a mixing bowl, add sugar and molasses.
Use a mixer to mix everything until the sugar and molasses are thoroughly combined.
Store this brown sugar in an airtight container and enjoy in your baking.
- Read all my tips above.
- To make dark brown sugar, add 2 tbsp molasses.
Until next time, tata my lovelies!