How To: Make Your Own Brown Sugar

Guess what? You totally can make your own homemade brown sugar, and it's easy and delicious!

Guess what? You totally can make your own homemade brown sugar, and it’s easy and delicious!

While I was at the Kirkwood Spring Fling this past weekend, my wonderful husband schemed us an awesome grilled dinner. He was mid-marinade when he realized we were totally out of brown sugar and called me up to see if I had some stashed anywhere he hadn’t thought to look.

I did not, but! I did remember seeing a recipe for making your own brown sugar from scratch and suggested he do a little googling.

Guess what? You totally can make your own homemade brown sugar, and it's easy and delicious!

It worked great. How lucky that we had the ingredients that we needed on hand!

I topped some warm peaches and almond milk with a little granola and some of the leftovers for dessert, and it was delicious. It almost tasted like peach pie!

Storing Your Homemade Brown Sugar

We stored our homemade brown sugar overnight in a mug in the fridge, which was definitely not the best storage method. The molasses hardened and it was pretty much impossible to spoon it into his coffee the next morning.

It softened back up at room temperature, though, and a little stir made it as good as new! We’re storing it in a little airtight container in the pantry now. An airtight container and a not-too-cold storage setting seem to be ideal. Just like with store-bought brown sugar. Which makes sense, since this is the same thing.

Homemade Brown Sugar

from Thrifty Fun

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses

Method

  1. Combine the sugar and molasses, stirring until you’ve got a uniform mix.
  2. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Sugar image via Mel B. on Flickr

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3 comments on “How To: Make Your Own Brown Sugar
  1. Pingback: Kitchen Corner – Homemade Brown Sugar | The EcoMaker

  2. I ran out of brown sugar and made some with molasses and white sugar. I was so proud :)

    I use a terra cotta disc in my brown sugar to keep it soft. I’m sure it would work with the homemade stuff too.

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