Introduction: How to Make Brown Sugar With 2 Ingredients

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In this Instructable, learn how to make brown sugar at home with just 2 ingredients. This homemade brown sugar recipe is extremely easy to make and comes together in about 5 minutes. It isn't the actual process of how storebought brown sugar is made, but it works great in a pinch and can be used in any recipe that calls for brown sugar.

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Follow the super easy steps below or watch the short video tutorial or do both!



  • 1 cup of white granulated sugar (200g)
  • 1 tsp to 2 Tbsp of molasses (5 to 30g)


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Step 1: Mix Sugar and Molasses

Making homemade brown sugar couldn't be easier. Add the white granulated sugar to a medium bowl and then add the molasses. Use a spoon, fork, or mixer to mix the two ingredients together.

Step 2: Make It Darker

To make the brown sugar darker add more molasses, I wouldn't add much more than 2 Tbsp of molasses for 1 cup of sugar.

A really good way to mix the ingredients together is by using really clean fingers. I like to start with a spoon and then switch to the fingers. You can also use food prep gloves if you don't want to use your bare hands.

And just like that it is done and ready to be used in any recipe that calls for brown sugar. Store it the same way you would other brown sugar, in an airtight container, in the pantry or cupboard. It will last months.

Print the homemade brown sugar recipe here if you like.

Step 3: Video Tutorial

Now watch those steps in action with this short video tutorial.

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