Yes! You can make brown sugar. When I show you how easy it is to make your own brown sugar, you are going to wonder why nobody told you this sooner.
Why Make Your Own Brown Sugar?
Making your own brown sugar can be much less expensive than purchasing brown sugar. November is when the big baking supply sales begin. Last year I was able to score sugar at .12 a pound by combining sales and coupons. Molasses goes on sale this time of year too. Purchase it in bulk, add one tablespoon to one cup of sugar, and you’ve got brown sugar for about .30 cents a POUND. That beats even the very best sale price for brown sugar in my area.
That’s not all, folks. No Siree!
When making your own brown sugar you can control how dark and flavorful the end result will be. No more worrying about having to buy both dark and light brown sugar. Oh, the ease and simplicity!
And seriously, who doesn’t love one less trip to the grocery store?
A Recipe To Make Your Own Brown Sugar
This will be the shortest, sweetest (get it….sweetest……brown sugar……heh) recipe you’ll ever take down.
1 cup granulated cane sugar
1 Tablespoon unsulphured molasses (Have you seen these measuring spoons? They are the cutest EVER.)
In a medium sized bowl, mix together the sugar and molasses.
Work it until the molasses is completely incorporated into the sugar. You’ll need to keep stirring using a small whisk or fork for a couple of minutes, but it will all come together.
For dark brown sugar, add another tablespoon of molasses.
Use as you would in your favorite cake and cookie recipes. Store in an airtight container. I LOVE these to store my brown sugar in.
What things have you bought in the past, but now make your own versions of? How have these DIY versions saved you money and time?