By contributing writer Andrea Green
Did you know it is quick and easy to make brown sugar from white sugar?
This is a recipe you will want to bookmark, pin, or print out. That way, when you find yourself in the middle of making something like Baked Banana Split Oatmeal, and you go to get the brown sugar only to find that (horrors!) you are out, you can make your own.
There are only two ingredients needed to make brown sugar: white sugar and molasses. How much molasses you add to the white sugar determines whether you have light brown sugar or dark brown sugar.
Although you can interchange light and dark brown sugar in a recipe, they do taste different, and it will effect the outcome of the taste of your recipe.
If you have a food processor, that is what I used to make my brown sugar from white sugar. However, this can also be made using a mixer. Either of them will work to thoroughly incorporate the molasses into the sugar.
How to Make Brown Sugar From White Sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons to 4 tablespoons molasses
For Light Brown Sugar
- To one cup white sugar add 1 1/2 tablespoons molasses and add to the work bowl of a food processor. Pulse the sugar several times. Scrape down sides and pulse until the molasses is well incorporated.
For Dark Brown Sugar
- To one cup white sugar add 4 tablespoons molasses and add to the work bowl of a food processor. Pulse the sugar several times. Scrape down sides and pulse until the molasses is well incorporated.
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