Low Carb Brown Sugar

Low Carb Bwon Sugar (THM S. Low Carb, Gluten Free)

One thing that people seem to look for during the holidays is a Low Carb Brown Sugar Replacement.

This Low Carb Brown Sugar is part of my make ahead mixes series for Trim and Healthy pantry staples.

Brown sugar can’t be totally sugar-free as the molasses used to make it does contain natural sugar.

My baking during the holidays and all year make this is a staple ingredient in my Trim and Healthy Kitchen. Sadly none of the over the counter brown sugar replacements fit within THM guidelines so if you are using one of them it is off plan, so to speak.

I have hesitated to post this because I truly respect Gwen and her recipes, however I believe that my tweaks make this different enough to warrant its own post on my blog in an effort to fully share the ingredients and ratios that I am using.

This post about Baking with Sugar Alternatives from last year, explains why it does make a difference in the outcomes of your recipes when you change sweeteners, measurements, omit or include different extracts in your baking.

This great low carb brown sugar replacement makes a wonderful addition to your kitchen staples.

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Low Carb Brown Sugar Replacement
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Serves: 16
  • 1 cup Erythritol, Pyure Organic All Purpose Sweetener Blend, or THM Super Sweet Blend
  • 1 teaspoon Stevia extract
  • 1 teaspoon Blackstrap molasses
  1. Place sweetener, stevia extract and blackstrap molasses in a bowl or jar. If using a jar place lid on securely and shake jar vigorously to mix in the molasses. You can also stir with a spoon or a fork to ensure that all the molasses is evenly mixed and you don't have any clumps.
  2. This sweetener replacement should be used based on the equivalents of Erythritol and stevia mixture which for me is ⅓ cup sweetener to replace 1 cup of sugar.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 TBS Calories: 1 Fat: 0g Fiber: 0g Protein: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg



The Benefits of Making this Low Carb Brown Sugar

Making this ahead and keeping it on hand helps me stay on plan with my cooking and baking.

I don’t have to search for an ingredient or take the extra steps to make Low Carb Brown Sugar every time I want to make a recipe.

I have a readily available source of brown sugar when I need that caramel fix.



My Sugar Free Brown Sugar Tweaks

  • I use THM Super Sweet Blend, Non GMO Erythritol and Stevia Extract,  or Pyure All Purpose Stevia Sweetener Blend
    • Leave out the flavor extract

    I love the Sugar Free Brown Sugar Recipe from Gwen’s Nest and used it in my THM journey but with these tweaks.

    If you do use xylitol or find that you don’t prefer this blend please by all means check out Gwen’s!!


Why we limit our use of Xylitol

I don’t normally use xylitol because our fur baby Sprocket tries to snatch bites or lick up crumbs etc, so for his safety I only use Gentle sweet or Birch Xylitol when making caramel or from packets in my purse when traveling outside our home.

(Xylitol and any blend that contains it are toxic to household pets {dogs and cats})

Why we use Pyure over Truvia while following Trim Healthy Mama

I get asked a lot why I use The Pyure brand sweetener instead of Truvia. My answer is always the same

  • It costs less per serving
  • It is a Non GMO sweetener where as Truvia is a GMO sweetener
  • I had a reaction to truvia (skin rash) that I don’t have when using Pyure
  • It tastes better, what I call cleaner
  • It takes less than when using Truvia to obtain the same sweetness

I love my THM Super Sweet Blend it is by far my favorite sweetener and I try really hard to keep in in our home, but with blogging and baking for other family members I do use it when making treats for others. It is slightly less sweet than my beloved Super  Sweet Blend but is also sweeter than Gentle Sweet, so you kind of have to taste as you go when using it.




  1. Deanna Paine

    I especially love this when making THM chocolate chip cookies or cookie dough 🙂 I sometimes like to add a bit of maple flavoring as well.

    1. Judy (Post author)

      Sadly, I can’t use maple in anything. My husband picks it out in the flavor profile and won’t eat it again.

  2. Julie

    I want to make this, can you clarify – if I’m using super sweet blend do I still add stevia? Or is that only when using erithriytol?

    1. Judy (Post author)

      I would only add it if using erythritol 🙂 I normally just mix the molasses and super sweet together and am done 🙂

  3. Melanie Silvus

    Does this yield 1 cup of brown sugar?

    1. Judy (Post author)

      yes ma’am 🙂


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