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How to Make Brown Sugar

If you're tempted to substitute white sugar for brown when you suddenly run out when you're baking cookies, make your own brown sugar instead.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: ingredient
Cuisine: Any
Keyword: how to make brown sugar
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 16kcal
Author: The Wimpy Vegetarian


  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsulfured molasses


  • Place both ingredients in a bowl and massage the molasses into the sugar using your fingers. Continue until the molasses is completely absorbed into the sugar. OR
  • Alternatively, place both ingredients in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until the molasses is completely absorbed by the sugar.
  • Store in a sealed container.


The calories were calculated using VeryWell Fit nutrition calculator, and are based on 1 tablespoon.
Tip: Coat the tablespoon lightly with olive oil, or other vegetable oil, before measuring the molasses. This makes the molasses very easy to pour from the tablespoon. (This works great with honey too.)


Calories: 16kcal