Blackstrap molasses with spoon

Our Best Blackstrap Molasses Recipes

What is BlackStrap Molasses?

Blackstrap molasses is a highly-concentrated, very dark molasses with a robust, somewhat bitter flavour. Like our fancy molasses, it is a pure product and contains no added preservatives.

Many people are fans of the stronger, more robust flavours and use it in recipes such as baked beans and gingerbread. In addition to its deep flavour, blackstrap molasses is recognized as a source of iron and calcium.

How can we use Blackstrap Molasses?

In anything sweet, like pastries, cookies or cakes, you cannot substitute Blackstrap Molasses directly for typical molasses unless it is used in small amounts or you offset its bitterness with other sweeteners. However, you can use a 1:1 ratio (or less, if you prefer) in stews, marinades, baked beans , BBQ sauces and much more.

Crosby's Blackstrap molasses

Our Best Blackstrap Molasses Recipes

All these recipes call for traditional fancy molasses. However, you can substitute the fancy molasses at a 1:1 ratio or mix the two kind of molasses. We suggest that you try and experiment until you find the ratio you like the most!

Here are 10 delicious recipes you can try with Blackstrap Molasses

1. Crosby’s Molasses Flawless BBQ Sauce

Kim Steele pouring Crosby’s Molasses Flawless BBQ Sauce into a glass container

2. Spatchcock Chicken

Spatchcock Chicken barbecued with Crosby’s Molasses Flawless BBQ Sauce

3. Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Preparing Whole Roasted Cauliflower

4. A Sweet and Spicy Hamburger: The Mo Burger 

hamburger with tomatoes

5. Grilled Teriyaki Salmon with Molasses Recipe

teriyaki salmon

6. Molasses Lime Grilled Chicken on the Grill or in the Oven

lime and spice roasted chicken

7. Sweet & Tangy Rhubarb BBQ Sauce

Sweet & Tangy Rhubarb BBQ Sauce

8. Instant Pot Molasses Baked Beans

Instant Pot molasses Baked Beans recipe: authentic baked beans

9. Mom’s Black Bean Turkey Chili

black bean turkey chili

10. Molasses Chicken Wings Recipe

molasses chicken wings on a white plate

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