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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, it contains no added preservatives and is a nutritive sweetener.

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 Fancy molasses unless it is used in small amounts or you offset its bitterness with other sweeteners. Blackstrap is best used when you want a deep and robust flavour in stews, marinades, baked beans , BBQ sauces and much more. In these recipes, you can substitute blackstrap molasses for fancy molasses using a 1-to-1 ratio. Adjust to your taste preferences and don’t hesitate to experiment by adding more if desired.

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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


  • January 21, 2024


    Second the above. We’ve been advised to eat more foods containing blackstrap molasses and baked goods would be ideal. In which gingerbread and/or cookie recipes would blackstrap work? Thanks!

    • January 24, 2024

      Crosby Molasses

      Hello Karen, you can start with this recipe for Blackstrap cookies. Enjoy! -Marie from Crosby’s Kitchen

  • January 19, 2024


    I have 1 or 2 of u receipe books. Do u still have printed copies. Would love to have some. Plz ty

    • January 24, 2024

      Crosby Molasses

      Hello Linda, Unfortunately, we no longer have cookbooks available for mailing; we have decided, as part of our environmental impact reduction initiative, to discontinue printing them. However, all of our recipe books are available for download online at -Marie from Crosby’s Kitchen

  • March 28, 2023


    Please give us some baked good recipes using blackstrap molasses. Many Thanks!

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