Homemade Brown Sugar is easy to make when you find yourself in the middle of a recipe, out of brown sugar, and with no time to waste at the store. It’s quick, easy, and only takes two ingredients! Light or dark, I’ve gotcha covered!
Have you ever found yourself in need of a cup or two of brown sugar but you were out?! I’ve lost count with how many times this has happened to me. It wasn’t until about a year ago that I finally decided it was time to figure out how to make homemade brown sugar.
To my surprise, brown sugar was soooo easy to make at home! It only takes two ingredients, regular old granulated white sugar and molasses. Unlike brown sugar, I seem to always have a bottle of molasses in the cupboard.
If you’d like to just straight to the printable recipe, you can find it HERE or you can click the gold button below.
I start by putting my sugar in a large bowl then add the molasses. The difference between light and dark brown sugar is the ratio of molasses to sugar. That’s it. It makes sense, right?
The method of making each is exactly the same. Once I have the sugar and molasses in a bowl, I blend them together using a mixer or fork. Depending on what type of mixer you use, a fork may do a better job at incorporating the molasses into the sugar and leaving behind less dark molasses specs.
Here’s a picture of the different colors brown sugar. The top is the light and bottom dark (you probably could figure that one out on your own. LOL) Homemade brown sugar really only takes 5-10 minutes to make depending on if you use a mixer or fork.
You can adjust the recipe according to how much you would like to make. I like to make a large batch, doubling or tripling the recipe I share here. As long as brown sugar is stored in an airtight container to avoid it from drying out, it will last a long time.
So, next time you’re in a pinch and don’t have time to run to the store to buy some brown sugar, mix up this recipe and you’ll be set to go.
Do you prefer light or dark brown sugar?
Try your own homemade brown sugar in these recipes:
- Easy Cinnamon Apple Streusel Muffins
- Chewy Toffee Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Easy Feather Soft Cinnamon Rolls
- Easy Graham Cracker S’mores Cookies