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Awesome Brown Sugar in 10 minutes or less!

Updated on November 16, 2015
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Robin & Liz Olsen have become experts in 'do-it-yourself' money saving solutions while living in rural Canada. They like the share these...

Golden brown sugar made at home in less than ten minutes
Golden brown sugar made at home in less than ten minutes
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One day we were making apple pie and discovered we were out of brown sugar, we normally use brown sugar not white sugar in apple recipes as well as many other recipes too. We had a lot of white sugar and some cooking molasses so we decided to make our own brown sugar since all brown sugar is is white sugar mixed with molasses and repackaged and sold as brown sugar. The recipe worked great, we produced a large amount of brown sugar simply by combining the white sugar with a couple of tablespoons of molasses. The exact measurements are given here but you can feel free to adjust the amount of molasses as you see fit, depending on what type of brown sugar you want (ie: How 'brown' you want it to be). Try it out next time you need some brown sugar but do not want to go to the store to get some and you have molasses, white sugar and a mixing bowl available. Enjoy!

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: depends, we usually do it in 2 cup batches
All the ingredients you will need to make awesome brown sugar right in your kitchen
All the ingredients you will need to make awesome brown sugar right in your kitchen


  • 2 Cups White Sugar, this can be any amount really, depending on your needs
  • 2 tablespoons Cooking Molasses, usually 1 tablespoon per cup of white sugar
  1. Add sugar and molasses into the mixing bowl. It does not matter which order but I suggest adding the sugar first and then pouring the molasses over top of the sugar.
  2. blend together for ten minutes (or less) or until all the little molasses chunks are gone and the sugar is a golden brown in color. If you have added too much molasses, don't worry, just add more white sugar to balance it out.

Approx. Nutritional Value based on store bought brown sugar

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 Cup Packed
Calories 829
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 214 g71%
Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 86 mg4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

© 2012 Robin Olsen


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    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 17 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Nice useful hub! Had no idea brown sugar is made like this. Sounds delicious and simple to make. Would try definitely.

      Thanks for sharing!

    • Emese Fromm profile image

      EmeseR√©ka 2 years ago from The Desert

      This is helpful to know! Thank you for sharing.

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      Cynthia Hoover 2 years ago from Newton, West Virginia

      Voted up! This is great! Thank you for sharing and including the nutritional information as well!