Turned off by the price of molasses or simply out of it? There are several substitutions that you can try.
Replace one cup of molasses with one of the following:
- 1 cup dark corn syrup, honey or maple syrup
- 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar, plus 1/4 cup water
Note: These substitutions may alter the taste of your recipe a bit. If the molasses flavor is vital to the success of your recipe, try the brown sugar substitute. Since brown sugar is made from granulated sugar and molasses, it'll be the closest flavor match.