Brown Sugar Substitute

"Out of brown sugar? Here's a substitution for those times. This recipe is for dark brown sugar. For light brown sugar add 'only' 1 1/2 tablespoons of molasses. As seen on the Martha Stewart Show."
photo by Boomette photo by Boomette
photo by Boomette
photo by Tami-Joy B. photo by Tami-Joy B.
Ready In:
1 cup




  • In a food processor combine both ingredients and process till combined.

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  1. I doubled the recipe. And I used it in different recipes asking for brown sugar and it's great. I think I won't buy brown sugar again. I'll always do this recipe. Thanks Dojemi :) Made for Alphabet chef tag game
  2. Just made this to use in one of my Grandmother's 'receipts'. She would be about 136 years old now...always cooked with a wood stove, Maine Mother of the Year in the 50's, farmer's wife, mother of 9 living and 14 including all she lost. Has now over 200 of us still living her legacy. I am lucky enough to have all of her recipes (known to all of us as her receipts) along with her diary (Yup my oldest brother at the age of 3 swallowed the clock key and passed it 3 days later). With all that said>>> I was out of brown sugar using one of her recipes. I figured heck, she was not the type to buy it and even maybe back in her day there was no such packaged thing. I used this recipe as a substitution. I also did not put it through a processor (heck they were not invented in her day). I used a fork to mix it well! Her recipe came out great!...despite me having to figure out oven temps to her written instructions add 3 more logs in the fire.
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  3. I'm not sure if this is supposed to taste like brown sugar or not but this was disgusting to me. I did not try it with what I was trying to make. I just tasted it when I was done mixing it, and it was so gross. But, maybe I just dont like it, even if that's what it's supposed to taste like. To me, it tasted nothing like brown sugar
  4. Works autifully, just takes a few seconds to put together and tastes BETTER than store-bought brown sugar. I always have molasses around for cooking. I will never buy brown sugar again! Thank you.
  5. I agree with boomette...I will never buy br. sugar again either....this is a much richer taste. Thanks for recipe!


  1. Just used a fork to mix and let it dry out overnight in an open container on the counter.



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