Yes! You can make your own brown sugar. When I show you how easy it is to combine the ingredients for brown sugar, you are going to wonder why nobody told you this sooner.
Why Make Your Own Brown Sugar?
Making your own brown sugar is 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!
With this DYI brown sugar sugar recipe 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? Now, let’s let’s get down to how to make your own brown sugar.
A Brown Sugar Recipe
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
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 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 your fresh brown sugar an airtight container. I use the Bormioli Clear Jars to store my homemade brown sugar in.
What things have you bought in the past, but now make your own frugal, homemade versions of? How have these DIY versions saved you money and time?