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Need a vanilla extract substitute? Vanilla Powder is the perfect thing. This Toasted Vanilla Powder is easy to make and makes a great homemade gift as well. Just use 1/4 - 1/2 tsp vanilla powder for each tsp of vanilla in your recipes that call for vanilla.

Toasted Vanilla Powder

Course: Dressings, Seasonings, etc.
Cuisine: AIP, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Keto, Low-Carb, Paleo, Vegan, whole30
Toasted Vanilla Powder a great Vanilla Extract Substitute
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  • Whole Vanilla Beans (Make sure they are still pliable and moist. If they are dry the toasting process will burn the beans rather than toast them)


  • Slice vanilla beans lengthwise.
  • Place on a cookie sheet and roast for about 4 minutes at 350F. Watch it carefully, it should smell fragrant when you pull it out.
  • Place into a spice/coffee grinder (my high speed blender mixed 3 beans, although I had to scrape the sides down well.)
  • Process to a powder. Place into desired container.
  • As mentioned above, use ¼ - ½ tsp vanilla powder for each teaspoon of vanilla extract in a recipe.