Brown Sugar

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.
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There are several “MYO” brown sugar recipes to choose from.

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.

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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. For this recipe, I’ve opted to use Bocha Sweet. It tastes exactly like traditional brown sugar, without the odd aftertaste.

You’ll Need:
1 cup Bocha Sweet, granulated (or erythritol)
3/4 tsp Mapleine (or your favorite maple extract)
3/4 tsp stevia glycerite

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

If you’re following a low-carb, rather than strict Keto lifestyle, here’s a very tasty brown sugar alternative.
You’ll need:
1 cup Bocha Sweet, granulated (or erythritol)
1/2 tsp Unsulphured Blackstrap molasses
1/4 tsp Mapleine

There are 11 grams of carbs per tablespoon of unsulphured blackstrap molasses. Therefore, the entire cup of brown sugar equals 2.3g 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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4 Comments

  1. wow!!! this is so good to know! brown sugar could be pricey sometimes in my opinion.

    and this is also great to know because i dont know how many times i have ran out of brown sugar and needed it for a recipe!! thank you so much! love your websites!

  2. This is a good tip, but not all molasses is the same. I buy blackstrap molasses, and it takes less than half as much. I think this tip is OK for light molasses.

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