brown sugar

Homemade Brown Sugar in just 2 Ingredients!

Pioneers was my favorite game of pretend when I was younger. My best friend and I built a fort outside that we then out called our homestead. We would gather “herbs” (grass and such), borrow scraps of fabric from our mothers to do pretend mending, etc. I was always the husband and got to go “hunting.” I’d bring home a deer stuffed animal, and we’d eat. It was fantastic.

I’ve always been a history nerd. I haven’t ever really cared about the politics or royal family type stuff, but I’ve always loved to learn how common people lived, what the process for cooking and baking was, how they would have made brown sugar.

Today’s recipe is incredibly simple, but I love it! I love the idea of reaching into that inner domestic goddess in me and being able to just make my own brown sugar just because I can. It’s goofy and silly, but I feel like there’s a lot of domestic tools and tricks that I’ve missed out on.

This is homemade brown sugar! It’s simple, it’s tasty, and it only takes 2 ingredients. 

I live in an apartment in the biggest city in the state. Feeling homestead-y and such doesn’t come often for me especially since my kitchen is pretty small. That being said, I can probably get away with doing this one and keeping it in a jar, and it might even take up less room than what I’m currently doing.

Thanks to Abeer at Cake Whiz for this wonderful recipe!


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbp molasses


  1. Add sugar and molasses in a deep mixing bowl.
  2. Use a mixer to mix everything until the sugar and molasses are thoroughly combined.
  3. Store this brown sugar in an airtight container.

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  1. Reading your story about pretend pioneers brought floods of memories back to me. You would’ve fit right in with our clan. Ours was a neighborhood endeavor.

    Spent much of my youth living with my Grandparents due to marital problems. It just so happened that my Grandmother’s youngest child (midlife baby) and my Aunt; was also the same age as me and we were such good buddies.

    She and I would draw off a house in the dirt then the neighborhood boys would come over and we would all pretend we were married. Of course we were too young to think of anything ugly. We just knew Momma kept the house clean, cooked, took care of the kids and cleaned. The Daddy went to work and came home hungry, got in his favorite chair or mowed the lawn. We had such fun making mud pies, mud pinto beans, mud cornbread, etc.

    Thank you for the recipe and the memories.

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