Learn how to make brown sugar from scratch with only 2 simple ingredients. Never run out of brown sugar with this easy recipe to make it at home!

How to make brown sugar

Now I have seen several people pin recipes of making your own this and that on Pinterest. Recently, I came across a recipe for how to make brown sugar from scratch.

Honestly, at first I thought, what’s the point? Brown sugar and white sugar are pretty comparably priced at the store.

Well, wouldn’t you know that I was in the middle of whipping up a batch of some delicious oatmeal raisin cookies for my kids when I look in the pantry… No Brown Sugar!!

I was not in the mood nor did I care to take the time to drive to the grocery store. So, you can probably guess what I did next. I decided to make my own!

Homemade brown sugar was a success!

I have to say that it was pretty cool to turn my white granulated sugar into light brown sugar with just one additional ingredient. Plus, it was so nice to be able to finish baking my cookies without running to the store to buy this missing ingredient.

Not only did I save money but I saved a large amount of time!

Learn how to make brown sugar from scratch with only 2 ingredients. Never run out of brown sugar with this easy recipe to make it at home! 

Can you turn regular sugar into brown sugar?

Yes and you only need 2 ingredients. My cookies turned out delicious and I never had to make a trip to the store to get any. The homemade version worked perfectly!

Keep reading to see just how simple and easy this is!

Learn how to make brown sugar from scratch with only 2 ingredients. Never run out of brown sugar with this easy recipe to make it at home! 
Learn how to make brown sugar from scratch with only 2 ingredients. Never run out of brown sugar with this easy recipe to make it at home! 

Ingredients for easy homemade brown sugar:

  • granulated white sugar
  • molasses
Learn how to make brown sugar from scratch with only 2 ingredients. Never run out of brown sugar with this easy recipe to make it at home! 

How do you make brown sugar:

In a small mixing bowl, mix together sugar and molasses.

Learn how to make brown sugar from scratch with only 2 ingredients. Never run out of brown sugar with this easy recipe to make it at home! 

How to make brown sugar soft?

To prevent this sugar from getting too hard, add a large marshmallow to your container. The marshmallow will dry out, not your sugar.

You can also put a slice of bread in the container to keep it soft and fluffy.

This simple trick works great and the sugar will always be soft to use in your recipes.

Now you know how to make brown sugar!

With this simple recipe on hand, you will never have to worry about pausing your baking project because you’re out of this simple ingredient. Try it! I think you will impress yourself with your handiness! 🙂

Learn how to make brown sugar from scratch with only 2 ingredients. Never run out of brown sugar with this easy recipe to make it at home! 

Try making this easy homemade recipe today!

Making this at home is such a huge time saver when you run out. I love that I don’t have to stop everything and go to the store.

Now that I know how to make this at home, I can whip up a batch quickly and easily. We all know that a quick trip to the store is never quick and you often end up buying other things too.

You will definitely save time by making this at home. Give it a try!

Whether you need light or dark types of sugar, this recipe can make both. It is super easy and takes just minutes to prepare.

You can make this in less time than loading up the kids and going to the store. No one wants to stop what they are doing to go to the grocery store.

Make this today and see how easy it is. Plus, it tastes great and your recipe will be amazing!

Print this recipe below so you know how to make brown sugar:

How to Make Brown Sugar

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Servings 1
Cuisine American
Calories 832
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses

Instructions

  • In a small mixing bowl, mix together sugar and molasses. Continue to mix until the molasses is completely incorporated into the sugar. This will take 2-3 minutes.
  • If you need dark brown sugar, add another tablespoon (2 total) to the sugar.
  • Use and store as you would the store bought brown sugar.

Recipe Notes

Tip: to prevent your brown sugar from getting too hard, add a large marshmallow to your container. The marshmallow will dry out, not your brown sugar.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 832kcal, Carbohydrates 215g, Fat 1g, Sodium 9mg, Potassium 293mg, Sugar 215g, Calcium 41mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. My problem is usually that my brown sugar has gotten rock hard. I currently don’t have any brown sugar in the cabinet, so when I saw this post I was so excited, until I realized that it requires molasses, something I definitely don’t stock in my cabinet. HOWEVER – I’m going to get some molasses so I can make my own brown sugar in smaller batches. That way it doesn’t get hard!

  2. Such a crazy easy recipe – good to know how to make in a pinch!

  3. Love this it’s super easy and haven’t thought of making brown sugar before

  4. Great idea Cheryl!! Plus, just so you know, keep a marshmallow in with your brown sugar and it won’t get hard. 😉