- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- (2 tablespoons molasses for dark brown sugar)
- Mix the molasses with the sugar, with a pastry cutter, fork or spatula until all the sugar is brown and the molasses is equally distributed.
- Store brown sugar in an airtight container.
Brown sugar is a type of sugar (sucrose) that gains a brown color due to the presence of molasses.
Brown sugar can either be commercially or naturally produced, with the former made by molasses being added to traditional white sugar, composing between 4% and 7% of the final product. The average brown sugar contains about 5% molasses by weight.
The unique health benefits of brown sugar include its ability to boost energy levels, prevent cold, treat uterine infections, improve digestion, reduce flatulence, and aid in weight loss.