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Homemade Brown Sugar Recipe

No brown sugar at home? No problem! You can make your own brown sugar substitute with 2 simple ingredients: granulated sugar and molasses!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cup


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons unsulphered molasses


  • In a medium sized bowl, combine granulated sugar and molasses. Add 1 tablespoon of molasses for light brown sugar or 2 tablespoons for dark brown sugar.
  • Mix together until the sugar is evenly coated in the molasses and it resembles store-bought brown sugar. It'll clump together at first, but just keep mixing and it'll come together.
    * Note: It'll be slightly lighter in color than store-bought brown sugar, but it still works in any recipe as an equal substitute.
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