Blackstrap Molasses Recipes

| Modified on Apr 27, 2024
Blackstrap Molasses Recipes

Blackstrap molasses is a powerful food full of nutrients. It should be expected that it would have a powerful taste, which can make it difficult to take regularly. Incorporating your blackstrap molasses into your diet by adding it to recipes, makes this superfood much more palatable. In fact, you may even enjoy your daily dose of blackstrap!

Blackstrap in your Breakfast

  • Add 1-3 teaspoons of blackstrap molasses to your morning coffee or tea.
  • Add 1-3 teaspoons of blackstrap molasses to your oatmeal.
  • Use blackstrap molasses to sweeten your pancakes instead of syrup.
  • Add 1-3 teaspoons of blackstrap molasses to your morning smoothie.

Blackstrap Molasses in your Snacks

Blackstrap Gingerbread

  • 1/3 cup melted butter or coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup blackstrap molasses
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup raisins
  1. Preheat oven to 350*.
  2. Mix butter, molasses, and honey.
  3. Beat in eggs and orange juice.
  4. Add dry ingredients and mix everything together.
  5. Stir in raisins.
  6. Spread into a greased 9x9 pan.
  7. Bake 40 minutes.

If you cut this into 9 pieces, each piece will have about 1 tablespoon of blackstrap molasses in it. If you cut it into 16 pieces, each piece will have about 2 teaspoons of blackstrap molasses in it.

Blackstrap Molasses in your Dinner

Blackstrap BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 15 ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup blackstrap molasses
  • ½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Blend all ingredients together.

½ cup of this sauce has about ¾ tablespoon of blackstrap molasses. Additionally, it has a little over 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in it, which also has many health benefits.

Blackstrap Molasses Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

  • ½ cup soft coconut oil
  • ½ cup blackstrap molasses
  • ¼ cup peanut butter or almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Spread into a wax paper lined 8x8 pan.
  3. Refrigerate for an hour.

If you cut this into 16 squares, each square will have 1½ teaspoons of blackstrap molasses.

Do you have a recipe that uses blackstrap molasses? Please share your recipe with us!

Continue reading to learn the delicious recipes our readers have tried!

25 User Reviews

Posted by Jeannine (San Antonio, Texas) on 08/18/2021


I used the fudge recipe and wanted to know how you figured out that each square came to 1.5 teaspoons of blackstrap molasses? I would love a cookie recipe and to figure out how to know how much molasses would be in one cookie.

My father has cancer and we are trying to bring up his iron levels. So like the fudge I told him to try and eat 2 squares a day to get 1 tablespoon of the BSM.

Your help is kindly appreciated

Thank you

EC: If you are using the recipe in our article:

1/2 cup molasses per the recipe = 24 teaspoons divided by 16 pieces/slices = 1.5 teaspoons per slice.

24/16 = 1.5


Replied by ORH

JEANINE,,,,,, ORH here and your recipe reminded me of my grandmother's tea cakes.

She passed and none of my aunts could duplicate her flavorful cookies. Finally, Aunt Leenay figured her secret out. She used fresh soft churned butter instead of margarine and homemade molasses instead of sugar. Saliva is running down my chin just thinking about her tea cakes. For some reason, natural things just taste better.


Molasses Recipes
Posted by Raw Inspirations (Wellesley, Ma) on 06/08/2016

Here is absolutely the easiest and quickest plus most delicious recipe using BSM:

BSM Fudge

(this recipe makes approximately 4 squares)

mix together all the following into a small glass container

  • 2 T organic Virgin Coconut Oil in liquid form (if solid, place jar in a lot of warm water)
  • 2 T Organic BSM
  • 2 T organic raw almond butter
  • 2 T organic raw walnuts
  • few drops or organic vanilla extract
  • 3 pinches pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 2-4 T organic cacao powder (start with 2).

Stir well and keep adding cacao powder until mixture is a thick smooth consistency. Refrigerate at least one hour and cut into squares.

Replied by Patricia
(Nw Florida)

This, makes 4 squares, recipe is awesome! Are there more recipes like this?
Thank you

Molasses Recipes
Posted by Javschloggit (Wise, Virginia) on 03/27/2013

I absolutely love BSM! For all you with a green thumb out there, your plants do too! Look it up. But the way, I usually consume my BSM in a smoothie for breakfast. I use BSM, fruit(usually berries), vanilla extract, milk kefir, and avocado to thicken it.

Molasses Recipes
Posted by Colleen (Brooklyn Park, Mn, USA) on 03/05/2013

I too am having issues with trying to drink down the Blackstrap Molasses. When I started taking it I would mix it with warm water and honey. It was ok. Now I have started adding it to my protien shakes with peanut butter. Today I made a protien shake with a banana and it's the best ever. The molasses strong flavor is hiden by the banana and the strong banana flavor is lessoned by the molasses. I'm not a fan of bananas in my shakes but this is wonderful. I have also mixed it with peanut butter and ate it on my toaste with honey. I know the BSM is helping me and my mentrual cycle however the taste is hard for me to stomach. Please keep posting your tricks for drinking down this black tar. I appreciate the recipes.

Replied by Kathy
(Ontario, Ca)

Hi Colleen, the way I take Black strap mollasses is in tea or coffee. It taste yummy. 1 Tablespoon in a cup of hot tea or coffee.

Molasses Recipes
Posted by Judy (NYC, NY) on 02/02/2013

Just wanted to add a new way of taking. I used vanilla extract 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp of molasses, diluted with hot water and added almond milk. A wonderful soothing drink, as a pick me up or nightcap.

Molasses Recipes
Posted by Aine (Seattle, Wa) on 06/05/2012

I like mixing a banana, almond or coconut milk, and a tablespoon or two of Blackstrap Molasses in a blender. If I have grated coconut, that adds a nice flavor, too. Easy and delicious!

Molasses Recipes
Posted by Sparkle (Micanopy, Florida, Usa) on 04/05/2012

I just tried Grandma's Molasses (unsulfured) in a cup of lemon ginger tea and loved it. It looks like coffee!

*1 cup water

*1 Lemon Ginger tea bag

*1 Teaspoon Grandma's Molasses (or any Blackstrap brand)

*1 Teaspoon honey

Boil water, pour into cup w/tea bag and stir in the molasses and honey. Cover cup and let steep for five minutes.

It was delicious! I think this could be, aside from the medicinal aspects, a terrific substitute for coffee if anyone is trying to quit.

Molasses Recipes
Posted by My (Tucson, Arizona) on 02/22/2012

For those of you who do stir frys, drizzle the molasses over the veggies while stir frying. I find this actually enhances the over-taste of the stir fry and thickens the juices.

Molasses Recipes
Posted by Lou (Tyler, Tx) on 12/16/2011

Great recipe for blackstrap molasses:

One large mug

2 bags of Lipton Carmel Truffle Tea (

One T. EVCO (extra virgin coconut oil)

One T. Black Strap molasses

One half to one T. Honey

Pour boiling water over the ingredients in mug and stir gently while steeping to melt the coconut oil.

Good for what ails you! Also, read about health benefits of Mastic Gum.

Molasses Recipes
Posted by Anon (Anon) on 11/16/2011

I can't stand the taste of blackstrap molasses but it seems you have to take it awhile to get the hair color back. Anyone else here feel that way and have a trick to get it down? I tried warming it in some water and taking it as a shot but it was intense nastiness. I also tried adding the warmed BSM to my ACV-BS mix but it's so hard for me to swallow. I really want the benefits of it and hope there is some trick. It's just a flavor I abhor. Thanks.

Replied by Alexandra
(Cheshire, England)

I enjoy drinking BSM. I usually have one teaspoon in a mug of warm water with a pinch of sea salt. (I do not like it with ACV. ) You could try it in warm milk.

My daughter had bad period pains but would not take BSM, so I made her cocoa with it in. I told her she wouldn't like it, but she drank it all and said it tasted ok, and she felt better in about an hour. I made it with 1 teaspoon cocoa in a mug of hot water, stirred in 1 teaspoon BSM then added a little cold milk.

If you really cannot drink it, how about putting it in your cooking. The spices in a curry would mask the flavour, or make some parkin (oatmeal cake) - delicious!

Replied by Carly
(Seattle, Wa - Usa)

I will say - I wanted to GAG the first time I drank the (unsulphered) BSM in water. It was such a strong flavor, it really did NOT taste like something I could do on a daily basis, but I really wanted to try it because of all of the great things I had read on here about it.

I tried using less of it in my coffee the next day, and it tasted quite a bit better. The coffee really helped.

I now use one tablespoon of it in my (1) smaller sized cup of coffee every morning - and I can now say that I would really miss it if I were to run out of it - which I have not, as I always keep a spare bottle on hand!

A word to the wise though - start with a teaspoon, and work your way up to using more, or be prepared to stay by the bathroom for an hour after taking it. It WILL make your bowels regular. Sorry if TMI. ;-) ~Carly

Replied by Anon

Thanks Alexandra, great ideas! I don't like hot beverages in general but I do like hot cocoa in the winter and hot soups year round. Never thought of adding it, I will try it in these. Thanks!

Replied by Dud
(The Woods, Wv, Usa)

Anon; I also hate the taste of blackstrap molasses. I finallly found this recipe, that tastes good;

Jar, with lid, 8 ounce
Milk , cold, 6 oz. Carob powder, 1 tsp. B. S. Molasses, 2 tsp. Put in the jar , shake well, until all the molasses is dissolved. It will now taste like chocolate milk. For some reason, carob powder mixed with milk and a sweetener tastes exactly like cocoa. In no other recipe does it taste like cocoa. The molasses taste will now be disguised as a rich chocolate milk drink. [ I do not know if cocoa powder will also work in this drink, I never tried it.... It might. ]

Replied by Lisa
(S. California, Ca, Usa)

Milk / calcium interferes with iron absorption. Try it with chocolate Rice milk.

Replied by Anon

I'm not much of a coffee drinker but might become one then (black coffee upsets my stomach sometimes). But I'll also give a try to the cocoa as well as the carob with a milk alternative as mentioned. Thanks everyone!

Replied by Linda
(New Haven, Connecticut)

Lisa, thank you so much for the information about calcium interferring with iron absorption. I've only just started taking the molasses (on my second day) & was adding it to my milk with my turmeric & cayenne pepper.

It was delicious but I see now I'd better take it with something else. Perhaps my ACV & water will do.

Replied by Hippy_chick
(Perth, Western Australia, Australia)

Hi all - I am also having trouble getting the blackstrap molasses down. I've tried adding it to some of the other concoctions I've been brewing and taking, even my green smoothies in the mornings which sometimes I love with honey, and just find I can't stand the taste.

What is working for me at the moment is in the morning I make a pot of tea (I have a 3 cup teapot) and putting a teaspoon of molasses in it. With all that water and the taste of the tea it isn't too bad. I then make another teapot in the afternoon and mix another teaspoon into it. I love herbal teas and find it's a great way to up my water intake so this is easy enough for me. However, 2 tsp of molasses a day is all I can manage at this point...

Cheers EC!

Molasses Recipes
Posted by Bondgirl (Nyc, Usa) on 03/17/2011

A great way to take Black Strap Molasses if you're finding it difficult to consume is adding it to sparkling water, it tastes like an organic version of coca cola. Add a twist of lemon and ice for a refreshing drink.

Replied by Bodine
(Columbus, Ohio, Usa)

I have been reading about the benefits of blackstrap molasses and wanted to add it to my diet. I am responding to you while drinking 1 tbls. mixed with 8 ozs. sparkling water and ice. It is great, reminds me of Coca cola syrup or a weak root beer. Thanks for the recipe.

Molasses Recipes
Posted by T (St. James, New York) on 02/24/2011

A cashier told me about a remedy of molasses you find in a health food store, mixed with beet juice, and taken every morning- that it will cure anything wrong with the body. It is what they used in her country (Islands). She added that the molasses could be taken with any fruit juice to substitute beet juice. Have not tried it yet.

Fresh squeezed fruit juice is a live whole food (full nutrient density) and turns the body alkaline when ingested, where as in processed juices full of added sugars where the nutrient density-(phyto nutrients, probiotics, enzymes, caritinoids, etc) has been destroyed, turns the ph acidy. Your body needs these nutrients for cell reproduction and organ functions. Nutritional Genomics is in its infancy. Our government is just finding this out and promoting it through fruit and veggies along with many other government agencies (partners) such as the Center for Disease Control- CDC. gov This will be an interesting remedy to try.

Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)

Thanks for this new remedy but doesn't molasses only dilute in warm liquids? I drink fresh pressed fruit juices very often (pressed in a masticating juicer as not to kills all the good things in them), also beet juice although fresh beets are not easy to find here in France as everybody buys them cooked and packed in plastic in the supermarket. But please tell me if you manage to dilute the molasses easily in a cold juice!

Replied by Linda
(New Haven, Connecticut)

Hi Francisca. I know that the molasses WILL easily dissolve in a cold drink as I had been taking it in cold milk for the past two days. I'm now switching to water along with ACV as I've just learned that the calcium in the milk will inhibit the iron absorption from the BSM.

Molasses Recipes
Posted by Freida (Birmingham, Alabama) on 02/10/2011

I mix a tablespoon or 2 of blackstrap molasses in a glass of chocolate milk. I can still taste it but I focus on the chocolate. Pretty good, actually.

Molasses Recipes
Posted by Gojan (Phoenix, Az) on 02/06/2011

Black strap molasses by the spoon full is pretty tough to swallow. Here's a recipe that makes it easy to take: 2/3 cup of plain oatmeal; add 3/4 cup of water and microwave on high for two minutes; mix in 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and add a tablespoon or more of blackstrap. I never get tired of eating this during the day.

Molasses Recipes
Posted by Michelle (Barling, Arkansas) on 07/28/2010

I have been taking Blackstrap Molasses for about 6 months now and I was just on the site and saw that you pour boiling water over it before you mix it with soy milk.. I am just wondering why and if I need to start this step or is it ok to skip the boiling water and drink it in soy milk.. Thank you

1 2 3