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What are molasses? About the ingredient molasses. Including 852 recipes with molasses, nutrition data, and where to find it.


Molasses  is a viscous byproduct of the processing of sugar cane or sugar beets into sugar. The quality of molasses depends on the maturity of the sugar cane or sugar beet, the amount of sugar extracted, and the method of extraction. Sweet sorghum syrup is known in some parts of the United States as molasses, though it is not true molasses.

Cane molasses is a common ingredient in baking, often used in baked goods such as gingerbread cookies.

There are a number of substitutions that can be made for molasses. For a given volume of molasses, one of the following may be used (with varying degrees of success): an equal volume of honey, dark corn syrup, or maple syrup, or ¾ that volume firmly packed brown sugar.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving 1 tbsp (20g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 58Calories from Fat 0
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 14.9g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 11.1
Protein 0.0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4% Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Molasses are usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Molasses are a member of the Sweets USDA nutritional food group.

How much do molasses weigh?

measure grams
1 cup 337
1 serving 1 tbsp 20

In Chinese:糖蜜
British (UK) term: dark treacle
en français:la mélasse
en español:la melaza

Recipes using molasses

There are 816 recipes that contain this ingredient.

100% Whole Wheat Bread
All-Bran Bread
Amazing Blueberry Lemon Muffins
Amazing Lemon Poppyseed Muffins with Lemon Glaze
Amazing Oatmeal Cookies
Amy's Chili with Hominy (Vegan)
Apple-Spice Layer Cake with Caramel Swirl Icing
Applesauce Breakfast Cake
Autumn Quick Bread
Awesome Ginger Spice Waffles
Banana Curry Muffins
Best Bran Muffins

All 816 recipes


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