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How to make brown sugar

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Ran out of brown sugar and need it for a recipe? Learn how to make your own with just TWO ingredients plus check out some of the most delicious recipes featuring the ingredient ranging from delicious Balsamic Brown Sugar Lamb Chops to these Brown Sugar Pancakes and Brown Sugar Pound Cake! If you need more kitchen substitutions, definitely check out my lesson making sauteed onionsHomemade Cake ReleaseConverting Cake to CupcakesPowdered Sugar or this post HERE! Also if you don’t have eggs, check out my Egg Substitution List!

Brown sugar in a glass bowl with a silver measuring cup scooping some. © Jocelyn Delk Adams Brown sugar in a glass bowl with a silver measuring cup scooping some.

Brown sugar is one of my favorite baking ingredients. I love that additional flavor profile it gives to anything I make. I have made recipes that are totally devoted to it like my famous Brown Sugar Pound Cake, that makes everyone a happy camper!!

I’ve also found myself in a place where I want to make a recipe and suddenly have none around! So what does a person do? Make your own!

What Is Brown Sugar?

According to Wikipedia, brown sugar is a sucrose sugar product that gets its additional flavor and color from molasses. It also softens and moistens the sugar product as well. When you go to the grocery store, you will likely find both Dark Brown Sugar and Light Brown Sugar.

These vary due to the amounts of molasses added.

How To Make Brown Sugar

In order to make some right in your home kitchen, you just granulated sugar and molasses! That’s it!

  • If you want to make it light, combine 1 cup of granulated sugar with 1 teaspoon of molasses.
  • If you want to make it dark, use 2 teaspoons of molasses!

Simply combine the ingredients in a bowl until well mixed or even add to a food processor to combine quickly!

How To Store 

You should store your sugar in a tight container. It should last for up to 3 months.

My Favorite Recipes That Use This Ingredient

Now that you have this at your disposal, make these recipes that truly let that ingredient shine!

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