If you use brown sugar very often, this is definitely a game-changer! It’s so much more frugal than buying it off the shelf. And had you known – if you don’t already, that is – you’d probably have been making it all along. I know I would have.
Lots of Reasons to Make It
My daughter loves oatmeal. Her favorite is apples and cinnamon, but no matter what flavor she decides on, it automatically gets brown sugar. For a long time, I inwardly groaned every time I heard, “Mom, we’re out of brown sugar!” Because, believe it or not, it was a catastrophe at our house! No brown sugar? What kind of mother was I, anyway?
One day, I had a particularly curious moment and I decided to look up instructions for making brown sugar. I was blown away.
You want the recipe?
Are you ready?
Okay, here it is.
One cup of regular white sugar and one or two tablespoons of molasses (depending on how dark you want it).
Yeah, I know, right? Crazy simple! Well, with one minor thing that takes a while…
You have to mix it together with a fork and it does take a while. There’s no shortcut, at least not that I have found at this point. I tried it with a hand mixer and let’s just say I got less than perfect results. It was a mess, but I still had to giggle. At least I could now make brown sugar!
It’s a True Sugar Addiction
And let me just say, once you make it for yourself, you’ll absolutely LOOK for things to make with it. It’s so light and fluffy and fresh. It’s amazing!
And I don’t worry about running out anymore. I do a lot of shopping at discount groceries and sometimes, I can find a 10-pound bag of sugar for just three dollars or so. I stock up and of course, I always keep a jar of molasses around. It goes a long way, so I don’t have to buy it very often.
As far as keeping it fresh, I usually put mine in a quart canning jar. Those things come in handy for just about everything, but it really works well for brown sugar. And cornmeal. And rice. And dried beans. Well…you get the picture 🙂
I’d love to hear from you if you make it! Just to see if you love it as much as I do.
Thanks for stopping by, as always!