So the other day I went to make my Brown Sugar Garlic Glazed Pork Chops and realized I was out of brown sugar. Now, if you have been around the blog for any length of time, you know I am not a fan of running out to the store for just one item.
You never actually walk out with just that one item, you will grab a few other things even if you think you really need them. This drives up your grocery budget or breaks it and costs you money. If you were to do this once a week, that extra $5 will cost you $240 a year, and that is assuming you only spend $5 extra. I don't know about you, but I don't walk out with only $5 in extras! Heck, I can't remember the last time I walked out of Target spending less than $100!
Homemade Brown Sugar Recipe
So with this in mind I was faced with a decision, try to make a new recipe from what I already had mixed, toss it and make something else (not a fan of this I hate wasting items, it's like throwing money away) or find a way to make my own brown sugar. So Google it was, and this is how another frugal recipe was made. I now refuse to buy brown sugar when I can make it!
This recipe is very easy since it's only two ingredients and so easy to make! I already keep molasses in my cabinet because I used it in my Homemade BBQ Sauce, so that isn't a problem and who doesn't have sugar in their cabinet (most days!). Now here is the trick. If you need light brown sugar, you add a little bit of molasses, about the ratio I have listed below. If you need dark brown sugar then just add more molasses! Simple as that!
What You Need
1 cup Sugar
1 tbsp Molasses
I told you it as easy!
How to Make It
Mix your ingredients together until combined.
Then add to a food processor or blender and pulse until well blended and all chunks are broken up.
Store remaining brown sugar in an airtight container, I like to keep mine in the fridge, but you don't have to.
Note: You can still make this without a blender or food processor you just mix it by hand just make sure to all the chunks out, so it's mixed evenly.