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
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
This, makes 4 squares, recipe is awesome! Are there more recipes like this?
Here is absolutely the easiest and quickest plus most delicious recipe using BSM:
(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.
This fudge recipe was absolutely delicious. I used almond butter because that's all I had on hand & added a heaping spoonful of cacao powder, heated it to mix, then cooled in the refrigerator. It was so good I had to stop myself from eating the whole thing. It helps fulfill my goal of eating 3 Tbsp. of coconut oil a day & 1 Tbsp. of bsm. Tasty & nutritious!
Before you quote ANY study, please do your homework as to WHOM has funded this research. I have personally been drinking Texas certified raw milk for several years for my asthma and allergies, which have been reduced significantly. I have noticed a side effect I hadn't anticipated: calcium deposits have disappeared around my knee as long as I consistently drank one eight ounce glass a day.
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.
No matter how I take it, I pinch my nostrils together when I swallow it to avoid the taste, followed by a glass of water. the benefits outweigh the negative taste, which only last a few seconds. dd
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.
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.
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.
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.
Also good on cornbread.
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!
Yes all dairy is bad for you. Harvard came out with a study on dairy and it was not favorable. Watch the film "Forks Over Knives" on Netflix. We are meant to consume human milk when we are infants and toddlers. There are studies showing a correlation between dairy consumption and tumor growth.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Great recipe for blackstrap molasses:
One large mug
2 bags of Lipton Carmel Truffle Tea (Amazon.com)
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.
I have just tried the BSM mixed with peanut butter. I spread it on oatcakes (dry oat crackers). It was delicious. A quick, nutritious snack. Thank you.
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!
Milk / calcium interferes with iron absorption. Try it with chocolate Rice milk.
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. ]
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!
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
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!
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.
Love Tina's recipe, I adjusted a litte and use almond butter, VCO and unsweetened baking chocolate or cocoa which I mix while heaing in a pan with BSM. I add Grade B maple syrup and/or honey to tast as well as vanilla extract, perhaps a sprinkle of cinnamon, sometime mix in dried blueberries or cranberries - then refrigerate and eat a few tablespoons a day. In addition, I have gotten used to taking it straight by the tablespoonful and find it's like taking happy pills - puts me in a great mood and leaves me with great energy all day. Also have gotten a number of comments from people suggesting I have been coloring my hair darker. Love this stuff!
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.
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!
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 matter.gov along with many other government agencies (partners) such as the Center for Disease Control- CDC. gov This will be an interesting remedy to try.
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.
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.
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
Be aware that peanuts often contain mold, peanut butter seems to contain a lot more than cocktail peanuts because they use the more affected ones in the butter as you won't notice it!
Thanks for the recipe, Tina. Peanut butter sounds good, but I didn't have any on hand, so I made it with unprepared tehina paste (the thick stuff from which you make tehini salad). It also has a strong taste so it counters the molasses well. I added lots of chopped walnuts as well. Reasonably tasty.