These sweet, sticky, and wonderfully dark molasses recipes are surprisingly versatile.
Of course, you can’t go wrong with chewy gingerbread cookies – they’re a holiday staple we all love. But have you ever tried molasses salad dressing?
There’s something so homegrown about cooking with molasses, whether you like it dark, light, or somewhere in between.
Luckily, this list has it all, including a few molasses recipes that might just surprise you.
Let’s get to it!
Soft, pillowy molasses cookies, with just a hint of crunch, are a perfect holiday treat!
You’ll get a delicate blend of sugar and spice when you take your first bite. And the molasses adds the right amount of chewiness.
Every bite is seriously soft, and it practically melts in your mouth.
I believe that the ultimate comfort food is a thick and warm, gooey cookie. And these orange crackle cookies certainly fit the bill!
They’re soft and chewy on the inside, with a slightly crispy, crunchy outer shell.
Between the zesty orange deliciousness and sticky molasses, the flavor is delightfully complex and rich.
Each cookie is packed with spice for a satisfying zing that’ll tickle your taste buds in the best possible way.
This upside-down cake will fill your kitchen with the delightful smell of pears and gingerbread.
It’s thick, moist, topped with caramelized pears, and laced with molasses.
You’ll be stunned by the hidden pear layer when you turn it upside down.
It looks beautiful on its own, but it’ll look amazing with a dollop of whipped cream.
Pomegranate molasses dressing is a sweet and tangy sauce that’s easy to make at home.
Its flavors are similar to balsamic vinaigrette, only richer and far more exotic.
It’s brilliant on salads and as a marinade for chicken, pork, and fish. Plus, it also makes an outstanding dipping sauce for veggie rolls.
Best of all, you can store it for up to three weeks – not that it’ll last that long. Once you try this dressing, you’ll want to put it on everything.
If normal gingerbread cookies don’t do it for you, I have a feeling you’ll go bananas over these triple ginger and chocolate cookies!
You can’t escape the spice in these babies – thanks to the crystallized, ground, and minced ginger – and you won’t want to, either!
Luckily, it’s not overpowering, and the rich chocolate balances it out flawlessly.
Gingerbread and s’mores are holiday favorites, so why not combine them?
The gooey marshmallows, spiced gingerbread, and slightly bitter chocolate melt in your mouth in the most dreamy way.
These cookie bars will become a treasured treat on your cookie tray this holiday season!
Packed with bright pomegranate seeds, roasted chicken, and hearty bulgur wheat, this dish is an explosion of color and flavor.
The chicken breast is tender with a subtle molasses flavor that doesn’t overpower other ingredients.
Plus, the bulgur wheat adds a bit of texture to each bite. Yum!
Boston brown bread is an excellent choice for anyone who loves hearty, flavorful bread.
This traditional steamed loaf gets its sweetness and richness from the molasses.
It’s traditionally served with baked beans and other savory foods. Plus, you can jazz it up with nuts and raisins!
This red pepper and walnut spread is rich, smoky, and nutty with a peppery kick.
The pomegranate molasses brings a sweet and tangy punch that rounds out all the flavors.
It’s the ideal accompaniment to crackers, bread, crudités, and more.
Explore the flavors of the world and try this fantastic spread recipe today!
It’s time to kiss store-bought oatmeal creme pies goodbye and welcome this homemade delight to your kitchen.
Between the crunch of oatmeal cookies and the light, fluffy filling, these are a classic for a reason.
Paired with coffee or tea while reading your favorite book, these are about as dreamy as it gets.
Start your day right with these sticky pecan buns.
If you like to wake up to something sweet for breakfast, you need to try this recipe!
These tasty buns get their sweet flavor and stickiness from the gooey molasses.
While the pecans add a bit of nuttiness and crunch, complementing the softness of the bun.
They smell unbelievable when they come out of the oven, so you’ll need a lot of willpower to keep from diving right in!
Sink your teeth into fall with this old-fashioned molasses apple crisp.
Topped with chopped walnuts and a dollop of vanilla ice cream, this classic dessert is sure to bring cozy autumn vibes.
As a bonus, the smell of cinnamon and apples will fill the air as it bakes.
This dish is a staple of New England cooking.
And the key ingredient that gives the beans such incredible flavor is, of course, molasses.
These baked beans make an excellent companion on a cold winter’s night, with everything from chicken and pork to toast and eggs.
Nothing makes a hunk of meat taste better than the right sauce.
This sweet and tangy barbecue sauce will amp up your next cookout. Enjoy it on ribs, pulled pork, chicken sandwiches—you name it!
It features the earthy sweetness of molasses, garlicky spice, and a hint of tangy apple cider vinegar.
These ingredients come together to make your tastebuds dance!
Limpa is a flavorful, dark rye bread that’s popular in Sweden.
It’s a little sweet and a bit spicy, with a firm texture that makes it ideal for open-faced sandwiches (another Swedish fave).
The bold flavor comes from molasses and spices, and it pairs well with fresh butter or homemade jam for a hearty snack!
16. Anadama Rolls
Anadama rolls are a type of soft bread roll and another New England favorite.
These rich buttery rolls can be made from scratch and served warm straight from the oven.
The molasses offers a rich, slightly caramelized flavor, making them the perfect complement to any delicious entreé, including stews, soups, and steaks.
Have you ever heard of Pfeffernüsse cookies?
They’re a sweet, spicy, and nutty holiday treat that’ll make you crave the flavors of Christmas.
These cookies are often rolled in powdered sugar paired with a hot cup of coffee. What more could you ask?
If you’ve never had a glass of warm molasses milk, you’re really missing out.
It’s like a hug in a cup – homey, comforting, and precisely what you need when the weather gets cold (like right now!).
The molasses gives this drink a deep, warm flavor that’ll soothe your worries with just one sip.
So cozy up by the fireplace and enjoy every drop of this hearty drink.
Spice up your holiday dessert table with these gingerbread cookie cups and pumpkin cheesecake filling.
They’re surprisingly easy to make and perfect for holiday festivities.
Each tender cookie cup is filled with a creamy pumpkin cheesecake filling and topped with sauce.
They’re like bite-sized desserts, and I guarantee you’ll need to double the batch!
Imagine kicking off the weekend with these tender and lightly spiced buttermilk gingerbread waffles.
They’re fluffy, soft, and laced with ginger, cinnamon, and molasses. Crisp on the outside and light and airy on the inside, every bite is heavenly.
The only thing missing is a hot cup of coffee!
What’s cozier than a mug of hot chocolate? A warm night in with a cup of gingerbread hot chocolate!
This homey, creamy concoction is made with ginger, cocoa, whole milk, molasses, and other spices.
Top it with whipped cream and put your feet up. You’ve earned it.
22. Brandy Snaps
If you’ve never had a brandy snap before, prepare to have your mind blown.
These delicious little treats have a crisp, golden-brown shell with a creamy filling.
Brandy and molasses are mixed into these snap sandwiches creating a cozy fall dessert.
They’re sweet enough to satisfy your cravings but not so heavy that you can’t enjoy more than one…or two.
Hummus is great, but sometimes you want to punch it up a bit.
This recipe transforms classic hummus into a flavorful delight, and it’s all about the garlicky goodness and roasted red peppers.
The bright pomegranate molasses perfectly balances the heat of the red pepper, creating a spicy-sweet taste that you’ll want to savor.
Serve it with crusty bread, crackers, or crudités for a fantastic snack!
These gingerbread whoopie pies are a must-make for the holiday season.
They have a crisp, flavorful crust layered with a spiced cream cheese filling you’ll absolutely love.
Every bite of this tasty confection will make you feel like a kid again.
Cozy up to a scoop of this ice cream packed with spices, molasses, and ginger snaps.
The flavors of gingerbread are heartwarming, and I just adore the crunch you get from the cookies.
Best of all, they bring the taste of childhood to every bite.
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