Thursday, February 25, 2016

Homemade Brown Sugar

I have known for a long time how easy it was to make brown sugar but I could never make it cost effective.  If I can pick up a bag at Aldi for $1.29 then why would I buy an expensive bottle of molasses for around $4 at the store just to turn sugar into brown sugar (even if I was getting the granulated sugar on sale pretty cheap). 

Then, Nathalie told me that she saw molasses at Aldi for $0.99 so I went on a hunt.  I found one box left and lovingly grabbed four bottles....wanting more but feeling greedy taking more than that.  No joke I was hugging one while walking through the store because I was so excited!!  Do you see the molasses on the belt...I was so excited that I took at a picture at the store when I finally put the bottle down.

I might be getting ahead of others if you don't know the top secret recipe to make brown sugar.  1 cup of sugar and 1 tbsp. molasses.  Yup, that is it!!!

Check out this process.  I took out a container that I could mix and seal to put in the cupboard.  I measured two cups of sugar.

I measured out 2 tbsps. of molasses (please note that it is way thinner then honey and I might have over poured because I thought it would be slower like honey).  I dumped the molasses in the container (and cleaned off the counter and outside of the container...oops).

Then, I mixed!  I quickly saw the mess coming together to look like a softer and nicer version of the brown sugar in the store.  Bonus with the flat sides of the container, I can pack the brown sugar without even having to touch it. 

The down side was that I realized that was all the sugar that I had left.  I might be going into shock but I obviously need to go shopping!!!  For white granulated sugar and no more brown sugar needed here for a long time or at least as long as the 4 bottles of molasses hold out.  I hope that you check this out and make some for yourself.

Brown Sugar

1 cup of sugar
1 tbsp. molasses

Mix in a sealed container and keep in cupboard until ready to use.


  1. Now you're making me wish I had grabbed more than the one bottle I bought at 99 cents!

    1. HAHA!!! I was thinking that 4 wasn't enough at that price. I have also used the bottle to make my gingerbread scones which I love. I am going to look to see if I have a gingerbread recipe (without Amish friendship bread) because we love that!! I might use up the whole bottle with only one small batch of brown sugar. I went to the store to get the sugar on sale and they were all out. I am better off with the coupon and my rain check later because they will have stock but I am almost at the end of the white sugar!!! AHHH!!!


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