Homemade Brown Sugar

Is there really anything better than homemade brown sugar? It is amazing how easy it is to make your own brown sugar.  Most people already have all the ingredients on hand to make their own brown sugar.  Not only can you make the softest and freshest brown sugar but you can also control the ingredients used to make the brown sugar.  You get to decide if you want to use organic sugar, pure cane sugar, coconut sugar or any other raw sugar.  Unfortunately, we haven’t tested this method on sugar alternatives so we could not make a recommendation on whether or not these could be used.  You also get to decide if you want to use sulphured molasses, black strap molasses, or unsulphured molasses.

You can also control how dark of a brown sugar you make depending on how much molasses you add to the sugar.  We prefer a darker brown sugar and tend to lean more heavily on the molasses.  It is really quite easy to make homemade brown sugar in minutes.  A stand mixer makes making homemade brown sugar a breeze.  All you do is add your ingredients and step away.  You will only have to stop the mixer occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl and ensure it is mixing thoroughly.  The other great thing is you can easily make your own brown sugar if you run out while in the middle of making a recipe.  It is really a great thing to be able to make for yourself even in a pinch.

Homemade Brown Sugar

1 cup of sugar

1 to 2 tablespoons of molasses

*1 tablespoon of molasses for light brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of molasses for dark brown sugar.


Combine sugar and molasses.  Mix until the molasses is completely incorporated into the sugar.  Store in an air-tight container.  You can also use a brown sugar bear to help keep your brown sugar nice and soft.  Below you will find a link to be able to purchase this brown sugar bear from amazon.

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We usually make 6 to 8 cups of brown sugar at a time.  This way we have brown sugar readily available to use for any recipe.  We store our brown sugar in a vintage french canning jar.  We haven’t had any problems with our brown sugar not staying soft and fresh as long as it is stored in an air-tight container.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting Sunup to Sundown!  We’ll be back soon with another recipe or update regarding our garden or our journey to becoming more self-reliant.


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