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How To Make Keto Brown Sugar

Learn How To Make Sugar Free Brown Sugar without Molasses, Homemade, and done in a Few Minutes using only 2 Ingredients. Fully Low Carb, Gluten-Free, excellent for Diabetics. This Substitute for Brown Sugar, which tastes like traditional brown sugar, is the best Keto Brown Sugar you can have in your Pantry

How To Make Keto Brown Sugar in a jar for storing
Homemade Sugar-Free Brown Sugar

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Same as I had no idea I needed our Sugar-Free Simple Syrup as well as other homemade keto sweeteners, I now can not live without our Homemade Keto Sugar. The best Low Carb Brown Sugar Substitute is done in a few minutes using 2 of the best keto ingredients you might already have in your Pantry

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Is there Sugar Free Brown Sugar?

Those days, there are already so many brands producing sugar-free alternatives for brown sugar you can purchase. They are great, but most of the time pricey. 

You might also come to a time where you just realize your last packet of keto brown sugar is gone, and you have none at home.

For precisely those reasons comes our homemade sugar free brown sugar recipe in hand. 

All you need is a few minutes of your time, and you will have a delicious substitute for brown sugar without needing to go to the shop and spend so much money. 

In no time, you can have a perfectly tailored own brown sugar substitute to use in Keto Desserts or any other low carb baking or cooking. 

How do you make Brown Sugar if you do not have any?

This post is precisely about learning how to make brown sugar at home with only two ingredients in a few minutes. All you need is your preferred ingredient and an additional thick, dark syrup with no carbohydrates. And that is not blackstrap molasses.

Homemade Sugar-Free Brown Sugar with a spoon and yacon syrup behind
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What is a Keto Brown Sugar Substitute?

Here comes the secret. And that is Yacon Syrup.

Yacon Syrup was one of the first liquid sweeteners I had tried and used when our daughter was diagnosed with Diabetes 13 years ago. 

There were almost no other keto alternatives at that time, and my main concern was an ingredient that did not raise blood sugar.

What is Yacon Syrup?

Yacon Syrup is a natural sweetener extracted from the vegetable root Yacon, similar to potatoes. 

Countries like Brazil, Peru, or Bolivia have used this excellent sugar replacement for years with low calories and low carbohydrates. 

Yacon Syrup is also high in potassium and antioxidants and therefore is an excellent addition to our Low Carb or Keto Lifestyle. 

Even though the root contains free fructose, its syrup does not raise blood sugar. 

It has a similar taste, looks, and thickness to molasses but fewer carbohydrates.

How many carbohydrates are in Yacon Syrup?

One Tablespoon of Yacon Syrup contains only 8 grams of carbohydrates and 34 calories compared to molasses, containing 15 grams of carbohydrates and 58 calories.

Using a Yacon Syrup, your nutritional values are cut to about half, making a difference for most of us. 

What kind of sweetener can I use for making brown sugar?

Simply use your preferred sweeteners or sugar substitutes to make your brown sugar substitute. Almost any crystalised sweetener you have at home will work with this recipe. 

The most favorite of mine is Allulose, Monk Fruit, Erythritol, and in some cases, Xylitol.

Are there Carbs in Brown Sugar?

In our Homemade Keto Brown Sugar Recipe, there are no Carbohydrates at all. 

Your carbohydrate intake comes to a complete 0 using a tablespoon or two with our brown sugar blend. 

Because sweeteners you will use usually contain only sugar alcohol, yacon syrup containing the minimum amount of carbohydrates, it is the best choice to pick whether you have diabetes or are following a Keto diet for specific other reasons.

How To Make Keto Brown Sugar in a bowl
Homemade Sugar-Free Brown Sugar

How to make Keto Brown Sugar darker?

I used 1 Tablespoon of Yacon Syrup in our Recipe, making the mixture light brown sugar. 

That is what I was going for, but if you would like to have darker Brown sugar for various reasons, just add another tablespoon of a Yacon Syrup. 

What can you use Keto Brown Sugar for?

If you have not yet used brown sugar in keto baking or cooking, you can start right now with a few of our suggestions.

How To Make Keto Brown Sugar?

Kitchen Gadgets needed:

Ingredients needed:

*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE SUGAR FREE BROWN SUGAR

First Step: Ingredients for Brown Sugar Substitute

Prepare two Ingredients for making Homemade Sugar Free Brown Sugar.

It is best to get a crystalized version for a sweetener as this will mimic the traditional brown sugar at the end of the process. 

Some Yacon syrup might come a bit more like a honey texture and might need more than one tablespoon to brown your copy cut brown substitute. 

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Keto Sugar Substitute

Second Step: White Sugar Substitute

Place a cup of your crystallized sweetener into a mixing bowl.

As already mentioned, you can use almost any crystallized version of a sugar substitute you have at home. Be it Allulose, which is my preferred one, or Monk Fruit, Erythritol, or Xylitol. 

If using Xylitol, bear in mind that it is poisonous to dogs, just in case you have some pets around the house. 

Brown Sugar Substitute adding sweetener into the bowl
Healthy Brown Sugar Substitute

Third Step: Yacon Syrup 

Add one tablespoon of Yacon Syrup on top of the Crystalized sweetener. 

Do not do it another way around, as the Yacon syrup is very thick and sticky and might be challenging to get out of the sides of the bowl. 

Substitution for Brown Sugar adding yacon syrup into a white sweetener
Brown Sugar Substitute

Fourth Step: Mix

Using your spatula, start incorporating your syrup into the sugar substitute. Keep mixing and combining for a while. 

As yacon syrup is very thick, it takes a while to cover every sugar crystal. 

You might use your washed hands to fasten the process. 

Homemade Sugar-Free Brown Sugar folding in the yacon syrup
Substitution for Brown Sugar

Fifth Step: Finish when all spread

Keep mixing until you see every single crystal being covered and brown. 

If you are still not satisfied with the color and would like your brown sugar to be darker, add one extra tablespoon of yacon syrup and repeat the process. 

Substitute for Brown Sugar mixing the ingredients
Homemade Sugar-Free Brown Sugar

Tips and Tricks:

  • Steps – Pour first your crystalised sweetener into a mixing bowl, followed by Yacon syrup. 
  • Darker – if you want your healthy Brown sugar substitute darker, add an extra tablespoon of yacon syrup.
  • Yacon Syrup Alternative – If you do not have yacon syrup, you can use blackstrap molasses, which has the same consistency, taste, and look, but bear in mind to double the nutritional values as molasses has got more carbohydrates and calories.
  • Xylitol Sweetener – If using Xylitol, remember that it is poisonous to dogs, just in case you have some pets around the house. 
Brown Sugar Substitute in a white bowl
How To Make Keto Brown Sugar

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

What is an Alternative to Yacon Syrup?

Very similar in taste, look and consistency are Blackstrap molasses. Compared to a Yacon syrup, the only difference is that molasses contain double the carbohydrates and calories. 

Is there a sugar-free brown sugar alternative to buy?

Almost every Keto or Sugar-Free Brand sells brown sugar those days. 

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How can you store homemade Brown Sugar Substitute?

You can store homemade substitutes for brown sugar, the same as regular brown sugar. Use either a Mason Jar or any glass container with the lid.

Store in your Kitchen Pantry for 2-3 months.

Can you freeze Keto Brown Sugar?

You can certainly freeze your Keto Brown sugar as you freeze regular brown sugar. The shelf life will be much longer, and all you need is to take the brown sugar from the freezer the night before needed. 

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Yield: 1 Cup

How To Make Keto Brown Sugar

How To Make Keto Brown Sugar in a jar for storing

Learn How To Make Sugar Free Brown Sugar without Molasses, Homemade, and done in a Few Minutes using only 2 Ingredients. Fully Low Carb, Gluten-Free, excellent for Diabetics. This Substitute for Brown Sugar, which tastes like traditional brown sugar, is the best Keto Brown Sugar you can have in your Pantry.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Instructions

    1. Prepare two Ingredients for making Homemade Sugar Free Brown Sugar.
    2. Place a cup of your crystallised sweetener into a mixing bowl.
    3. Add one tablespoon of Yacon Syrup on top of the crystallised sweetener. 
    4. Using your spatula, start incorporating your syrup into the sugar substitute. Keep mixing and combining for a while. 
    5. Keep mixing until you see every single crystal being covered and brown. 

Notes

  • Steps - Pour first your crystalized sweetener into a mixing bowl, followed by Yacon syrup. 
  • Darker - if you want your healthy Brown sugar substitute darker, add an extra tablespoon of yacon syrup.
  • Yacon Syrup Alternative - If you do not have yacon syrup, you can use blackstrap molasses, which has the same consistency, taste, and look, but bear in mind to double the nutritional values as molasses has got more carbohydrates and calories.
  • Xylitol Sweetener - If using Xylitol, remember that it is poisonous to dogs, just in case you have some pets around the house. 

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1/4 Cup

Amount Per Serving Calories 5Total Fat 0gCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gProtein 0g

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Saturday 30th of April 2022

[…] popular Homemade Sugar free Brown Sugar mixed with yacon syrup is a great […]

Beth

Thursday 16th of December 2021

Have you tried to use this as a substitute when baking? If so, did it work?

Zuzana

Thursday 16th of December 2021

Not yet, but as soon as I will, the post would be updated with y findings.

christiane blanquet

Tuesday 14th of December 2021

Merci pour tous tes beaux articles. Belle fin d'année, et plein de bisous. Chris 06

Zuzana

Thursday 16th of December 2021

Merci à tous pour vos gentils mots. Je vous souhaite, ainsi qu'à votre famille, de merveilleuses fêtes de fin d'année.

Michele

Monday 13th of December 2021

What brands of Yacon syrup have you tried? I noticed on Amazon the one you link to is out of stock, so I was curious if you had tried any others

Zuzana

Thursday 16th of December 2021

Dear Michelle, I am sorry I might not be in a good help here as I live in Europe and we have for sure completely different Brands in the country. As long as the Syrup is thick, dark and without any additional ingredients, it should be ok.

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