How To Make Brown Sugar

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key ingredient

Granulated Sugar


– granulated sugar – molasses

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How To Make Brown Sugar


1 Cup



total time

5 Minutes

prep time

5 Minutes

1. In the bowl of your food processor (or a high speed blender also works), add the sugar and molasses.

Food processor method

2. Blend or pulse until the molasses is mixed in thoroughly. You may need to stop and scrape down the sides of the bowl if some molasses is stuck on the sides. After blending, I still find I need to work in some of the molasses by hand. I simply transfer by hand and rub in the molasses with my fingers.

Food processor method – 

1. In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar and molasses.

Making brown sugar by hand

2. Stir together with a spatula, wooden spoon, fork or whisk. After an initial mixing, using clean hands rub the molasses into the sugar to evenly combine.

Making brown sugar by hand

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