Here are some great ideas to get you cooking with molasses: Molasses can be used as a substitute for sugar in baking, though it will change the color and sweetness profile of the recipe. Thanks, Joanne! Learn more. The first boiling, called “Barbados,” is sweet and light. If you’re wondering about sweet sorghum, it’s a dark syrup made from the cereal grain of the same name. Andi, I love molasses, too! Try our favorite recipes. Molasses Rolo Cookie Cups by: Lemon Tree Dwelling Click here for the recipe! Dark, rich molasses is perfect for cool weather dishes like cookies, gingerbread and baked beans. « Turkey Sandwich with Goat Cheese and Jam, Main Dish Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe with Chicken ». Recipes to give me more ideas of how to use that molasses! The most widely available molasses is sugar cane molasses because it is often used in baking. They're both thick, sugary syrups, … This is an easy swap: Just mix 3/4 cup granulated sugar with 1/4 cup water and use in place of 1 cup molasses. Because molasses is acidic, you’ll need to add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to the recipe if it’s not already used, and reduce the liquid in the recipe by 1/3 cup. Add to hot cereals or sweeten cold cereals. In the early 20th century, molasses was a popular sweetener in the United States. Thank you for these recipes! Use in a recipe calling for brown or light brown sugar. Add it to cookies, muffins and quick breads, or just about any baked goods that rely on either whole … She is a mom of two wild little boys in Austin, TX. It comes in three varieties: light, dark and blackstrap. I am addicted to molasses. The flavor can be strong, but make no mistake, it’s a wonderful natural sweetener that can be used in countless ways. The third boiling, called “blackstrap,” is the heartiest molasses with that characteristic robust, mineral-rich flavor. © The Weary Chef 2013-2019. That, thick, dark, rich syrup has a flavor I love, but what is molasses? Got a favorite recipe or idea? You can read more about the different types over at The Kitchn if you are interested. I love me some molasses. by: Andi Gleeson // updated: October 14, 2016 // 5 Comments. Remember, if you like a lighter flavor, purchase Barbados molasses. I have read testimonials of people severely anaemic and for whom iron supplements did not work. That’s due to how much sugar is boiled out of the syrup. Copyright 2020 Whole Foods Market IP. Maple Syrup. You know what else comes in handy? Molasses is about two-thirds as sweet as sugar and its strong taste is suited to particular recipes. Once extracted, the juice is boiled up to three times to concentrate it. The more it’s boiled, the darker and less sweet molasses gets. To substitute for molasses in a 9-inch shoofly pie filling, which calls for 1 cup of molasses, melt 1 1/2 cups of dark brown sugar in a saucepan along with 1 teaspoon of light or dark corn syrup, and add it to the dish as you would molasses. After one week of 1 tablespoon of molasses they amazed their doctors. Baking Mix Soft Molasses Cookies by: The Weary Chef Click here for the recipe! The second boiling, called “dark molasses” or “second molasses,” is darker, thicker and not as sweet. At Whole Foods Market®, we sell unsulfured, preservative-free molasses. Maple syrup is like molasses' more popular cousin. Whole Wheat Molasses Glazed Shortbread Cookies by: Cupcakes and Kale Chips Click here for the recipe! Did you know that brown sugar is just white sugar with molasses stirred in? Andi Gleeson is the author of The Weary Chef, a friendly recipe blog focusing on quick and easy dinner recipes. Try these. Recipes to give me more ideas of how to use that molasses! Due to the strong taste of pure molasses, you may want to start by substituting for just part of the sugar. Gingerbread Loaf by: Taste of Lizzy T’s Click here for the recipe! I love it in recipes or drizzled over biscuits and pancakes. Light molasses is the sweetest, and blackstrap molasses is the most bitter. I am the proud owner of two rescue cats and my current obsession are fitness, photography, and ethnic cuisine. Make your own brown sugar:  Stir two tablespoons of molasses into one cup of unbleached white sugar.