Sugar-Free Brown “Sugar” Recipe
  • 1 cup Pyure* (or Gentle Sweet or Homemade Pyure or other stevia-blend) *Or 2 cups cup-for-cup sugar sub and doubled molasses and maple extract
  • 1 tsp molasses
  • ¼ tsp maple extract
  1. Put granulated bulk sweetener in a bowl or glass measure.
  2. With a fork, cut in 1 teaspoon molasses and ¼ teaspoon maple flavoring (like vanilla extract but maple).
  3. Add more molasses or maple flavoring to get the brown sugar look and taste that you like.
  4. You may do this for many cups of granulated bulk sweetener—just keep increasing the amount of molasses and maple flavoring according to how many cups of Pyure (or whatever) you use. (If I am mixing a lot of this up and I have my Kitchen Aid ready for a project, I’ll often just whisk it in there instead of trying to cut in the molasses and extract with a fork.
Recommended Uses: Any time you want the brown sugar flavor, whip this substitution up. It makes great sloppy Joes, awesome bbq sauce, super apple dip, and more. While it doesn’t give you the brown sugar texture, it does give you the brown sugar taste.
Recipe by Donna Reish at