6 Ways a Drizzle of Molasses Makes Food Taste Better

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A drizzle of molasses can make a dish or drink taste even better. Here are six ways to up your game using molasses like a condiment.

6 ways to use molasses like a condiment

Chef Matty Matheson calls molasses “Maritime ketchup” and I’m inclined to agree. Molasses can be enjoyed like a condiment and historically that was one of the most common ways that people on the East Coast and Quebec got their daily dose of molasses.

In fact, some molasses used to be called table molasses because it was kept on the table, just like the salt and pepper, for use on whatever people had on their plate.

A drizzle of molasses in Atlantic Canada:

Here are just some of the molasses combos you’ll find in Atlantic Canada…

  • Molasses drizzled on freshly baked bread, still warm from the oven, or on warm biscuits, is an old-time classic.
  • A customer from Newfoundland taught me all about using molasses to sweeten my tea and coffee, and one of my colleagues here at Crosby’s taught me the joys of peanut butter and molasses on toast.
  • I drizzle molasses on my fried eggs and baked beans on weekend mornings and at breakfast.
  • Molasses and sharp cheddar cheese is one of those weird combinations that works really well.

6 Ways to Up Your Game Using Molasses Like a Condiment

Grandma’s Biscuits with Molasses:

This classic treat is surrounded in a little controversy: does the molasses go on first, or the butter?

fluffy biscuits with molasses

Almond Butter and Molasses Sandwich:

This is a different take on the peanut butter and molasses combo. I add a sprinkling of hemp seeds on top of the molasses.

Almond butter and molasses sandwich

Molasses on your porridge:

Instead of sprinkling brown sugar over your porridge try a drizzle of molasses. Stirring in some chopped or grated apple is another great addition.

Porridge drizzled with molasses makes a wholesome breakfast.

Molasses in your coffee (or tea):

Spiced drinks made better with molasses

Believe it or not, the flavours of molasses and coffee complement one another perfectly. That’s why molasses is a great sweetener for coffee — it adds a little flavour and isn’t too sweet. If you’re still questioning the combo try our Gingerbread Latte, Pumpkin Spice Latte or Iced Chai Tea Latte.

Molasses and Maple Syrup on your pancakes:

I’m a big fan of late season maple syrup that’s richly flavoured and dark. I love it because it has lots of molasses notes. It’s not always easy to find this dark syrup so I make my own by adding molasses to maple syrup in a 1:4 ratio. The blend is especially good with buckwheat pancakes.

buckwheat flapjacks with molasses maple syrup

Molasses and Peanut Butter:

Molasses is great with almond butter and tahini too but the original is molasses and peanut butter. Toasted so it gets all melt-y – mmm that’s the best.

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5 thoughts on “6 Ways a Drizzle of Molasses Makes Food Taste Better

  1. Shirley Donovan says:

    As a child I loved molasses & peanut butter on homemade bread or biscuits. Also remember the huge barrel in the back room of my parents store,.People brought in containers to be filled

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Shirley, What great memories! I especially love the idea of a big barrel in the back room filled with molasses.

  2. I. Thank-you for the information on molasses. do you have a recipe for sugar dibetiets that I can use. thank you George Whipps

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi George, I wish that I had a better understanding of how to develop recipes for diabetics. We do have some low carbohydrate recipes for cookies and sweets. Would that be helpful?

  3. Ann says:

    Love your recipes…thank you…

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