Simple 2-Ingredient Homemade Brown Sugar Recipe

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Homemade Brown Sugar Recipe | Faithful Farmwife

Working with what you have and being able to create something out of nothing will save time, money, and stress throughout your homesteading/ homemaking journey. This is why I started my pantry staples series of posts where I show you how to make your own pantry staples in case you run out, can’t get to the store, or just want to have homemade ingredients on hand. In this post, you will learn how to make 2-ingredient Homemade Brown Sugar.


What is Brown Sugar?

Brown sugar is simply white sugar (sucrose) with molasses. Sugar starts out with natural molasses, but this molasses is removed during processing. When molasses is added back in, you have brown sugar. The more molasses, the darker the sugar.

How to Make Homemade Light Brown Sugar

If you want to turn the granulated white sugar from your pantry into brown sugar you simply add molasses back in. Here’s how:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup White Granulated Sugar or Xylitol
  • 1 TBSP Molasses

Directions

1. Pour one cup of sugar into a small-medium sized bowl.

2. Mix in one TBSP of molasses (I used Brer Rabbit Blackstrap Molasses).

Homemade Brown Sugar Recipe | Faithful Farmwife

This step works best if you cut the molasses in as if you were cutting shortening in a biscuit recipe. A fork works great for this.

Homemade Brown Sugar Recipe | Faithful Farmwife

3. Continue mixing/cutting in the molasses until the it is well combined with the sugar.
Homemade Brown Sugar Recipe | Faithful Farmwife

Homemade Light Brown Sugar

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 TBSP Molasses

Instructions
 

  • Pour one cup of sugar into a small-medium sized bowl.
  • Cut in one TBSP of molasses using a fork. 
  • Continue mixing/cutting in the molasses until the it is well combined with the sugar.

How to Make Homemade Dark Brown Sugar

Ingredients

  • 1 cup White Granulated Sugar or Xylitol
  • 2 TBSP Molasses

Directions

To make homemade dark brown sugar, all you need to do is add one additional TBSP of molasses to your light brown sugar. If you don’t already have light brown sugar, follow these steps:

1. Pour one cup of white sugar into a small or medium bowl.

2. Cut in 2 TBSP of molasses as if you were cutting shortening in a biscuit recipe. A fork works best for this.

Homemade Brown Sugar Recipe | Faithful Farmwife

3. Continue mixing/cutting in the molasses until it is well combined with the sugar.

Homemade Brown Sugar Recipe | Faithful Farmwife

Homemade Dark Brown Sugar

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup White Granulated Sugar
  • 2 TBSP Molasses

Instructions
 

  • Pour one cup of sugar into a small-medium sized bowl.
  • Cut in two TBSPs of molasses with a fork.
  • Continue mixing/cutting in the molasses until the it is well combined with the sugar.

How to Store Homemade Brown Sugar

  • Store homemade brown sugar in an airtight container in your pantry.
  • To keep the brown sugar soft, place a piece of white bread, a few apple slices, or a couple of marshmallows into the sugar. This will add moisture to the brown sugar to keep it from getting hard.
  • OR Use a Brown Sugar Saver. Soak this little piece of terra cotta in water for 15 minutes and then place it into the sugar container.
Bee Terra Cotta Brown Sugar Saver | Photo Cred R. Franco
Photo Cred R. Franco

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