If you’re trying to follow a gluten-free diet, you might be wondering if brown sugar is gluten-free. The good news is that brown sugar is gluten-free and can be safely included in your gluten-free diet.
Brown sugar is simply a combination of regular white sugar and molasses. White sugar is naturally gluten-free, and the molasses used to make brown sugar does not contain gluten either. So, brown sugar is considered gluten-free.
What are the differences between brown sugar and white sugar
White sugar, also known as granulated sugar or table sugar, is made from sugar cane juice that has been processed and refined to remove the molasses. It is a pure, white crystal with a distinctive sweet taste.
Brown sugar is made from white sugar that has been combined with molasses. It has a soft, moist texture and a slightly bitter taste. Brown sugar is often used to give baked goods a richer flavor and darker color.
Brown sugar also contains a small amount of minerals, such as potassium, calcium, and iron, that are not found in white sugar.
Now that you know that brown sugar is gluten-free, you can use it to make some delicious gluten-free treats. Here’s a gluten-free recipe that uses brown sugar to give it a rich and sweet flavor.
Gluten-Free Brown Sugar Cookies
- 2¼ cups Gluten-free all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking soda
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup Packed light brown sugar
- ½ cup Granulated sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
- 1 cup Semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the gluten-free all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt until combined.
- In a large bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
- Beat in the eggs one at a time, until combined. Beat in the vanilla extract.
- Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, and beat until just combined.
- Fold in the semisweet chocolate chips.
- Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until