It’s been a while since I offered up a good old fashioned tutorial. So here we go with perhaps the easiest yet “How to Make Brown Sugar”.

Now you may wonder why you would ever need to make brown sugar, after all it’s in every store already made. True. But every once in a while haven’t you gone to the cupboard to pull out the brown sugar and find only a few granules in the bottom of the container? You are in the middle of baking and if you are anything like me, you aren’t exactly dressed to run out to the store. Can I get an Amen? Well now you don’t have to take off the ‘seen better days’ sweatpants and put on shoes (or a bra) because you can make your own brown sugar in minutes and you only need two ingredients. Granulated sugar and unsulphured molasses! 

How to Make Brown Sugar

Molasses is a natural sweetener and a good source of potassium, calcium and iron and when combined with granulated sugar it makes brown sugar. Yup! That’s what you have been buying all those years.

How to Make Brown Sugar

THE RECIPE: How To Make Brown Sugar

You will need: a hand mixergranulated sugar and unsulphured molasses.

How to Make Brown Sugar
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
5 mins
This recipe makes a fairly light brown sugar. If you prefer darker, simply add more molasses.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Linda Spiker
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 T unsulphured molasses
  1. In a mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to beat sugar and molasses till molasses is evenly distributed throughout the sugar and clumps are gone. This usually takes 3 or so minutes so be patient.



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