Homemade brown sugar is incredibly simple to make and requires only two ingredients.. so the next time that you run out in the middle of a recipe, never fear, you can make your own with minimal effort.
There are several “MYO” brown sugar recipes to choose from.
- Traditional Brown Sugar
- Dark Brown Sugar
- Brown Sugar Substitute Keto
- Keto Brown Sugar (Sugar Free)
- Low Carb Brown Sugar
How to Make Brown Sugar
In a small bowl combine the following ingredients and mix well until thoroughly combined.
1 Tbs. molasses
1 cup granulated sugar
This makes 1 cup of light brown sugar.
Dark Brown Sugar Recipe
To make 1 cup of dark brown sugar, combine the following ingredients in a small bowl and mix well until thoroughly combined:
2 Tbs Molasses
1 c. Granulated sugar
Blend together using a fork, store in an airtight container.
Keto Sugar-Free Brown Sugar
I’ve tried several brown sugar substitutes including Swerve Brown and Sukrin Gold. Both are okay, but I still don’t care for the cooling effect of erythritol. The best brown sugar substitute keto recipe is a combination of Bochasweet, mapeline, and stevia.
For this recipe, I’ve opted to use Bocha Sweet. It tastes exactly like traditional brown sugar, without the odd aftertaste.
Combine the ingredients in a bowl, mixing well. The stevia glycerite keeps the finished product soft, as well as slightly increasing the sweetness. Both Bocha Sweet and Erythritol are safe for diabetics and do not produce an insulin response.
Low-Carb Brown Sugar 0.3g of carbs per 2 tablespoon serving
If you’re following a low-carb, rather than strict Keto lifestyle, here’s a very tasty brown sugar alternative. While the above is the best truly keto brown sugar recipe, this version is by far the closest taste to brown sugar a person can get without actually using regular sugar.
There are 11 grams of carbs per tablespoon of unsulphured blackstrap molasses. Therefore, the entire cup of brown sugar equals 2.3g net carbs per cup. Which makes it 0.3g of carbs per 2 tablespoon serving. (For example, if you sprinkled it on N’oatmeal.)
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