Homemade Brown Sugar

Did you know that brown sugar is just white sugar with molasses added to it? I’ve often run out of brown sugar while baking and instead of running mid recipe to the store, I usually mix up a quick batch since I always seem to have granulated white sugar and molasses in my pantry. I actually thinks it makes a much more flavorful brown sugar than store bought and I like that I can control the amount of molasses added to the sugar. If you need dark brown sugar, just add more molasses to your granulated white sugar.

Homemade Brown Sugar

The only two ingredients that you will need are granulated white sugar and molasses.

I like using the ratio of 1 cup sugar to 2 tablespoons molasses.

You can add more or less depending on how light or dark you like your brown sugar.

Homemade Brown Sugar

Combine sugar and molasses in mixing bowl with whisk attachment.

Homemade Brown Sugar

Mix sugar and molasses together for 5 minutes at medium/high speed.

Homemade Brown Sugar

Keep mixing.  Don’t be tempted to stop mixing too soon.

Homemade Brown Sugar

At the end of five minutes you will have fresh, fluffy brown sugar that can be used in any recipe.

Homemade Brown Sugar
Store in an airtight container or ziplock bag.