You’re probably have a great recipe to make and you’re here because you googled “how to make brown sugar.” Don’t fear, I’m here to help you… but first a story which might seem a little similar to your own.

The other night, I looked through the fridge and cupboards for inspiration as to what to make for dinner. I decided to make Teriyaki salmon on a bed of rice with steamed vegetables on the side.

The salmon needed to be marinated for at least an hour before baking so I got to work immediately… and then IT happened. There was no brown sugar to be found. How could I make Teriyaki sauce without brown sugar?

Of course, I did what any other desperate person, who does not want to leave the house, does… I searched the Internet for a brown sugar substitute.

What do you know? Within minutes I had my solution.

Here's what to do when you're out of brown sugar! #recipe #cooking Click To Tweet

I was so excited that I had to share it with you. Brown sugar is simply white sugar with molasses mixed into it.


1 cup white sugar
1 Tbsp molasses

Add both ingredients to a bowl. Mix well until thoroughly combined.

How easy was that???!!! I was so impressed with the results I fed a teaspoon of the brown sugar to my husband. He couldn’t believe I could make brown sugar!!!

So you're making your favourite recipe and you're missing brown sugar! Don't fear, with this simple baking hack, you'll have brown sugar in no time!

As soon as I finished my sauce I took the salmon out of the fridge. It was no good. Unfortunately, the Internet couldn’t help me with a substitute for salmon fillets but at least I learned how to make brown sugar!!!


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Jennifer Bly
Author of My Kitchen, My Classroom: An Introduction to Homeschool and creator of The Deliberate Mom. Jennifer writes about parenting, homeschooling, her faith, and life with her husband and two girls. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree with a specialization in Early Learning in Child Care.

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