Brown Sugar Substitute: How to make brown sugar alternative

Brown Sugar Substitute and replacement

Brown Sugar is a common ingredient in many recipes such as in making chocolate chip cookies, marinades, and sauces. This type of sugar may not be available readily in your area, therefore, I show you how to make brown sugar substitute at home. It is an easy brown sugar replacement that is made with white sugar and molasses.

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Brown sugar substitute for white sugar

With just white sugar and molasses, you can make a replacement for brown sugar. All you need is to mix 1 tablespoon of blackstrap molasses with 1 cup of granulated white sugar; mix thoroughly until all combine evenly.

Brown sugar replacement for honey

You can use honey if you want to make a substitute for brown sugar without molasses. However, honey cannot have the same flavor and taste that brown sugar gives. The structure that brown sugar adds to baking recipes cannot be achieved when honey is used.

Brown sugar alternative with maple syrup

Maple syrup can be used as a replacement for brown sugar by substituting molasses with maple syrup. This does not also have the texture and flavor that molasses to give to brown sugar.


  • 1 cup of Granulated sugar; you can use unrefined or refined sugar.
  • One teaspoon of molasses.

Dark brown substitute

To make a dark brown sugar for your baking recipes, all you need is to add 2 tablespoons of blackstrap molasses before mixing with sugar. This is a healthy brown sugar substitute that contains nutrients you usually look for in molasses.

Light Brown sugar substitute

Light brown sugar can be made by adding 1 tablespoon of molasses together with 1 cup of white granulated sugar.

Brown Sugar Erythritol

This is a type of brown sugar substitute or alternative; It has low carbs in it.  One tablespoon of brown sugar erythritol contains 4 calories. It is mostly used for those who want low carb brown sugar with no fat, and no protein.

How to make brown sugar substitute at home

To make brown sugar at home, use one cup of white granulated sugar and pour it into a mixing bowl, and add blackstrap molasses to it and mix thoroughly until it combines with the whole granulated white sugar. To make light brown sugar, you use 1 tablespoon of blackstrap molasses while dark brown sugar requires 2 tablespoons of blackstrap molasses.

Does brown sugar go bad?

Every food product can go bad and brown sugar can go bad as well, but it can last for a very long time without a preservative. It can last as long as 1 year or more.