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Brown Sugar Recipe


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Brown Sugar Recipe

Brown sugar is basically a less-refined stage of ordinary white sugar, and molasses is a byproduct of the refining process. Making brown sugar is simply a matter of adding the molasses back into the white sugar — sort of like refining it in reverse.

The recipe below uses one tablespoon of molasses for each cup of white sugar, but you can adjust the amount of molasses depending on whether you want your brown sugar lighter or darker.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp molasses


  1. Combine the sugar and molasses in a bowl and mix with a wooden spoon until thoroughly blended.
  2. Store in an airtight container.
Makes 1 cup brown sugar.

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