Homemade Brown sugar

20 August 2021|Homemade Ingredients

Have you ever considered making your own brown sugar?

So easy!

All you need are 2 ingredients

Cane Sugar


Can you believe that is all you need!

Mix the two and tada! Brown sugar. No need to go to the store to buy some.

Just Try it


1. 1 cup of Brown cane sugar

2. 1 Tablespoon of Molasses

(The brand of the molasses does not matter, i have two different brands below and they both work great)


1. Mix 1 cup of brown cane sugar with 1 Tablespoon of molasses. To make it lighter use 1 teaspoon of molasses.

2. Once mixed well, enjoy in your baked goods.

Homemade Granola

I love Homemade granola, this is my favorite midnight snack. It’s actually an awesome breakfast option and something to try if you haven’t tried it already

What is granola you may ask, well according to Wikipedia, Granola is a breakfast and snack food consisting of rolled oats, nuts, honey, or other sweeteners such as brown sugar and sometimes puffed rice, that is usually baked until it is crisp, toasted, and golden brown

Another awesome thing about granola is that you can customize it according to your preferred tastes. As long as you have the base ingredients,  you can pick and choose what other nuts, seeds, and or dry fruits to add

I love mine on some good plain greek yogurt as a snack or healthy breakfast.


Base Ingredients

4 cups of rolled oats

1/2 cup of coconut oil (or Olive oil)

1/2 cup of honey

1/2 cup of shredded coconut

1/4 tsp salt

Optional additional ingredients

1/4 cup of whole almonds

1/2 cup of Rice Krispies cereal (For an additional crunchy bite)

1/4 cup of coconut pieces

1/2 cup of mixed seeds (Mine had a mix of sesame, pumpkin, flax, and sunflower seeds)

1/4 cup of dried cranberries

1/4 cup of raisins

1/2 cup of dried banana slices


1. Preheat your oven to 160 C and line your baking tray with parchment paper or foil

2. In a small bowl, melt the coconut oil and mix it with the honey

3. In a large bowl, mix the nuts, Rice Krispies, and base ingredients, that is, oats, shredded coconut, salt, honey, and melted coconut oil until everything is well coated

4. Spread the mixture in a thin layer on the prepared baking tray

6. Bake for 15 minutes turning every 5 minutes so that everything is evenly baked

7. Add the mixed seeds to bake with all the ingredients for the last 10 minutes of the cooking time, turning every 3 minutes. I add these toward the end because I do not want them burnt or overcooked. Seeds cook faster and 10 minutes is enough time to toast them.

8. Once golden brown to your likeness which should be 5 – 10 minutes after the mixed seeds are added, remove from the oven

9. Allow the granola to cool for 5 minutes then add any dried fruits you prefer. I like to add cranberries, raisins, and dried bananas and let it cool completely

10. Break any granola chunks and put your ganola in an airtight container and enjoy your granola