Today we are talking how to make brown sugar- about one of the easiest DIY kitchen tasks you can accomplish. I started making my own because I couldn’t find organic brown sugar that didn’t drain Jack’s college fund. I like to bake. A lot. So, I was buying the C&H stuff at Costco, but I really wanted to try to find a better solution. And I did.
It’s so much easier and cheaper to make than you think. When people think of making kitchen staples, they assume it will consume hours of their time. Once I learned how to make brown sugar, I kicked myself for buying it for all those years. Make it at home and impress your friends! Or at the very least, you’ll impress yourself.
The steps for making your own brown sugar couldn’t be any simpler.
Step 1: Sugar and molasses in a mixer. I always triple the recipe so I don’t have to make it as often.
Step 2: Mix for two minutes.
Step 3: Scrape the sides. Mix for another two minutes.
That’s it. You did it. You made your own brown sugar. It’s done. Fireworks are going off, and a unicorn just flew past your window. You’re awesome.
We go through a lot of brown sugar because they are a key ingredient in something I make a lot – my recipe for the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies. When making homemade brown sugar, I prefer to use blackstrap molasses because it is high in iron. You can feel “good” about eating a chocolate chip cookie when it adds delicious iron to your diet. 🙂 Plus, the bottle of molasses doesn’t take up a lot of room in your cupboard of a pantry shelf. So instead of storing bags of brown sugar to use during your holiday baking rush, a simple bottle and your normal bag of sugar are all you need. Life is sweet.
How to Make Brown Sugar
Learn how to make brown sugar in under five minutes, with only two ingredients. Make it at home, and never run out of brown sugar again.
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2 ½ tsp - 1 tbsp molasses
Combine ingredients in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix on low for two minutes, scrape the sides, and mix for another two minutes.
Transfer to an air-tight container and store just as you would normal brown sugar.
You can also mix by hand with a fork, but be prepared for some amazing arm muscles by the end of it!