{DIY} how to make brown sugar

It’s bound to happen, even if you’re a planner. You reach for the brown sugar, and boom—all out. No sweat; I’ve got you covered on this one. It’s so easy to make your own brown sugar at home that I rarely even buy it anymore. All you need is molasses and cane sugar to make it yourself. Of course, this means you need to have molasses on hand. Once you fall in love with molasses, the way I did a few years ago, that won’t be a problem. Here’s a quick video I made to show you just how easy it is to make brown sugar in the comfort of your own kitchen. And in case you need some inspiration to use up the rest of that molasses, I’m sharing links to a few of my favorite recipes.

Now back to your regularly scheduled programming…I’ve got a Thanksgiving menu to start planning (I mean procrastinating about…).

French Onion Soup

Chewy Gingersnap Cookies

My Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

One Bowl Gingerbread Cake

English Flapjacks

Steel-Cut Oats with Caramelized Onions & Ricotta

No-Bake Gingerbread Cream Pie

DIY Brown Sugar

makes 1 cup

The amount of molasses you use depends on whether you want to make light or dark brown sugar. 

Music Pairing: Sugar Sugar by The Archies

1 1/2 teaspoons (10 grams) to 1 tablespoon (20 grams) molasses

1 cup (200 grams) granulated natural cane sugar

Add the ingredients to the bowl of a mini chopper or food processor. Pulse a few times until well blended. A small batch like this can also be mixed together in a bowl with a fork.

{Keep it Fresh} Store brown sugar in a tightly sealed jar with 1) a piece of sliced bread, 2) a slice of fresh apple, or 3) a few marshmallows. They all work to keep it from hardening (and will refresh brown sugar that’s dried up within a few hours to overnight!).