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Keto ‘Sugar-Free’ Light Brown Sugar

Homemade Keto ‘Sugar-Free’ Light Maple Brown Sugar
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Making this keto brown sugar is super simple. Brown sugar is simply sugar and molasses so making a Keto ‘Sugar-Free’ Light Brown Sugar is just as easy. This recipe is great when you’re trying to be super strict on Keto and may not want to use molasses. So, the solution is to use a keto-friendly maple syrup. It’s best to use this one as quickly as possible. While you can use other syrups if you want to experiment, but I do suggest avoiding those that sweeten with sucralose, which can raise your sugar levels.

Homemade Brown Sugar

I picked Lakanto Maple Flavored Sugar-Free Syrup because it’s sweetened with good sweeteners and does a fantastic job of tasting like maple syrup.

To get the deeper molasses caramel flavour, my secret ingredient is adding rum extract. Why? Because what in a main ingredient in making rum? Molasses. Sneaky right? So, by adding a touch adding rum extract you get that great molasses flavour without the molasses. Genius right? I know!

Keto Brown Sugar

Albeit, this Keto ‘Sugar-Free’ Light Brown Sugar recipe won’t get you the deep brown colour of brown sugar, but it will have the flavour, the stickiness, denseness of brown sugar. However, if you don’t want to use real rum extract, you can use imitation, or omit it altogether.

Nevertheless, it still tastes and works great. Most importantly, do not use real rum. It will only add too much liquid to your sugar and isn’t enough of a concentrated flavouring to really impact the taste of the final product.

It takes a few minutes for the molasses to blend into the sugar fully, keep mixing. Above all, trust the process. I use my stand mixer with my flex beater edge paddle attachment. It’s effective and easy. Alternatively, you can also use a fork, but admittedly, I have no patience for that.

Diabetes Friendly Brown Sugar

Finally, don’t forget to store your homemade Keto ‘Sugar-Free’ Light Brown Sugar just like the real thing, in an air-tight container & then it will last for months. Even the sugar free kind has the tendency to clump together.  To prevent this, make sure your container seals well and add a ceramic brown sugar softener or if you can stand the temptation, a slice of white bread or marshmallow in the container will keep the sugar dry.

Looking for recipes with using homemade brown sugar? Check out these recipes below:

All Canadian Low Carb Maple Butter Tarts

Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Best part about this recipe? You’ll never run out of sugarless brown-sugar again! How about that? Your welcome ☺

Homemade Keto ‘Sugar-Free’ Light Maple Brown Sugar
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This homemade Keto ‘Sugar-Free’ Light Maple Brown Sugar is super easy to make and will only take you five minutes. Best of all, it’s completely keto!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: DIY
Cuisine: desserts, low-carb
Servings: 16
Calories: 0.5kcal


  • Combine 1 cup granulated erythritol or allulose with 1  tablespoon Lakanto Maple Flavored Sugar-Free Syrup and ½ teaspoon Rum extract in the bowl of a stand mixer. *Use imitation rum extract if you are alcohol free.
  • Blend on medium until ingredients are fully incorporated, 3-5 minutes.


Calories: 0.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.3g | Fiber: 0.1g | Net Carbs: 0g | Sugar Alcohol: 12.2g


Nutritional Information and portions are estimated from the USDA Food Database. Net carbs exclude fiber, sugar alcohols, and products like allulose, because they do not generally affect blood sugar. I try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.

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Hi! My name is Nikkey Elizabeth and this me, after cutting down raspberry canes in my snow shoes. La Femme Nikketo is a combination of two dreams, making delicious sugar-free products that you’d never guess where sugar-free and transforming the farm my husband and I have, The Farm in Glenville, into a working farm where we grow what we make. Together these sugar-free dreams offer boutique farm-to-table preserves and confections, all made here on our farm in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

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Our farm is located in Glenville, Nova Scotia. It’s a little hamlet between Mabou and Inverness on the island of Cape Breton.


My Jam looks separated, what do I do?

Our sugar-free jams are natural products. Because we are sugar-free and use all-natural products, from time to time ‘fruit float’ can happen to fruit like strawberry or rhubarb during the canning process leaving pulp at the top and jelly on the bottom. If this occurred with your jam, don’t worry, it’s just as delicious as all our other jams. When this happens, we encourage our customers to dig in and mix it up!!!


What does it mean you’re sold out for the season?

We are a farm-to-table business, where we believe strongly in growing a large proportion of what we make. Sometimes, if there are other local growers that have supplies beyond our own, we may top-up our fruit or berry inventory (this is especially true with Blueberries as our bushes are young and our neighbour has acres of stunning wild blueberries!). However, for the most part, we grow what we make and when we run out, that’s it until next year. Every year our capacity grows so we hope to run out a little later each year.


I just bought from you at a market, will those items be on your website?

For the most part, yes, but not yet, or soon. If you are reading this and we are still in a growing season, I usually am so busy farming, making, and selling at my local farmer’s markets that I don’t have a chance to update my website. However, once the farmers markets at the end of Thanksgiving Weekend (That’s the second weekend of October here in Canada), I usually put aside time to update the website with all the current products. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, I post when that happens.


Why don’t you use the same sweetener in all your products?

Sometimes I feel that by producing sugar-free goods, you have to be part magician, chemist, and explorer. There are so many sugar-free sweeteners out there and not one of them behaves exactly like sugar. Each of them has its positive and negative qualities depending on the application. For instance, I use a lot of allulose, not never in meringue, because it loves water too much, so you could back that meringue for hours and it would still be sticky.


Are there sweeteners you don’t use in your products?

Yes, there are a few. I don’t use artificial sweeteners at all. Next, I’m not a fan of stevia because of the after taste so I don’t use that either. Also, I don’t use xylitol as it’s toxic to dogs. I love dogs and have an adorable retired racing greyhound myself who is an expert at catching what falls on the floor before anyone can get to it first — he’s that fast. As such, if I wouldn’t have any food with xylitol in my house, just in case it could fall on the floor and could be consumed by my super-fast houndie, I won’t put in my products just in case for your puppies too. Finally, I don’t use products like maltitol or mannitol, as they are notorious for upsetting the stomach.

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