Five Ingredient Friday: Brown “Sugar”

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The holidays usually means lots of baking and recipes that call for brown sugar.  I like to make my own Homemade Brown “Sugar” with some sweetener and a little bit of blackstrap molasses.  It’s so easy to make and is ready in under 5 minutes.  It gives the same brown sugar flavor without all of the extra carbs and blood sugar disruption.  I can’t wait to use it this year in all my holiday baking!

Let’s face it…we’re all busy.  Making good decisions in regards to our diets can often be clouded by the fact that our time is limited.  Every Friday I will share with you a recipe or technique that uses 5 Ingredients or fewer.  The idea is to show you recipes that are easy to prepare and versatile for all of us that don’t have time to whip up a complicated meal during the week.

The recipes will include 5 ingredients or fewer, but there are a few ingredients that are considered “free” ingredients that you probably use every day and are already in your kitchen.  The “free” items are water, salt, black pepper, and cooking oil.  These items may be used in recipes and won’t count toward the ingredient total.  I will also include some optional items that would be great to add if you have them on hand but you don’t need to make a special trip to the store if you’re all out.

Ready to get started?

Five Ingredient Friday: Brown Sugar


  • 2 cups granular sweetener like erythritol or xylitol (I used Swerve)
  • 2 Tbsp unsulphured blackstrap molasses


  1. In a mixing bowl, blend the granular sweetener and molasses on medium speed until thoroughly combined, about 2-3 minutes.


Net Carb Count*: 0.88 g net carbs (for 1 Tbsp serving - Plus the carbs for the sweetener.)--makes about 2 cups

Total Carb Count: 0.88 g total carbs (for 1 Tbsp serving - Plus the carbs for the sweetener.)

*Note net carb count = Total carbs - fiber. Carb counts are estimated based on the products I used. Check nutrition labels for accurate carb counts and gluten information.


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