If you have ever run out of brown sugar before, don’t stress. It’s so easy to make your own. Learn how to make brown sugar with just 2 ingredients!
Making brown sugar at home is so stinkin’ easy. I honestly don’t know why I haven’t been doing this for years. And I don’t know about you but once in a while I find myself without a bag of brown sugar in my pantry. Ok, truth be told, I usually find myself without some sort of ingredient when I want to bake. Now, normally, I would go rushing off to the store. But, what if I told you that you could skip that annoying trip to the store and make brown sugar at home? Seriously, it’s so easy you will wonder why you haven’t done this before.
And all it requires- you ready for this?
Sugar + Molasses + A Whisk.
The best part is you can make a small batch or double, tripe it in fact, if you want. It’s easy. For every cup of sugar, add 1 tablespoon of molasses. Then that’s it whisk together.
How To Make Brown Sugar
I find that not all the molasses stirred completely into the sugar. You may think I have lied to you at first when you start whisking, but I assure you it will all come together. After a couple of minutes of whisking, just got in there with your hands to combine it all. So not only do you end up with the softest brown sugar ever, you also end up with the softest hands ever. I bet you totally want to hug me now don’t you?
You can make your own brown sugar in your food processor as well. Just throw the sugar and molasses in your food processor and pulse until combined.
How To Make Dark Brown Sugar
Sometimes a recipe calls for dark brown sugar. I rarely like to keep this on hand, because I don’t use it all that often. But if I need it, I can just make up a batch. All you need to do is simply throw in an extra tablespoon of molasses. Easy peasy. That’s it
How To Store Your Brown Sugar
Brown sugar over time will lose moisture and turn from softy and fluffy into a giant hard brick. So to keep your brown sugar soft, use a brown sugar bear.
You can also use a few free options as well. Try using a piece of bread to absorb moisture. An apple slice works too. Even a tortilla so there are no crumbs.
My new favorite way to store my brown sugar? Throw in a few marshmallows to keep your brown sugar soft.
How To Soften Your Brown Sugar Quickly
If your brown sugar has hardened, it’s not too late. It can be saved! Place your brown sugar in a bowl and cover with a dampened paper towel and microwave for about 20 seconds until it’s softened.
If you like these tips and want more, then be sure to download my 10 Secrets To Save Time When Baking!
Brown Sugar Recipes
Now that you know how to make brown sugar on your hand. Here are a few recipes to get you started…
Happy baking everyone!
DIY brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 T molasses
- Simply stir the granulated sugar and molasses together in a bowl with a whisk until completely combined. Don't be afraid to use your (clean)hands to get it completely combined. At first it may not all come together. Don't be afraid to get in there with your hands (just make sure you washed them first please!). If you want dark brown sugar, add another tablespoon of molasses. This recipe can easily be doubled, tripled, quadrupled, ok you get the idea. Be sure to store in an airtight container. Use a piece of bread (or tortilla for no crumbs!) to ensure it stays soft.