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Make Your Own Vanilla Sugar

Hi everyone – I have a guest post tonight from Andrea of Wild Bean Vanilla Company. She has a great post on how to make Vanilla Sugar which is great for adding a bit more vanilla to your baked goods!
Make Your Own Vanilla Sugar

Hi all! A big thank you to Karyn for inviting me to guest post on her blog again! My name is Andrea, and together my husband Chad and I own Wild Bean Vanilla Company

 When Karyn invited me to guest blog again, she suggested I demonstrate something with vanilla beans. In addition to making your own vanilla extract, there are other food items that you can infuse with vanilla beans. I have recipes for vanilla honey and vanilla salt pinned on my Pinterest board, but the most fun one, I think is vanilla sugar! It’s quite a simple recipe to make, and very versatile!


  • 1 vanilla bean of your choice (I prefer Madagascar for this recipe, but choose your favorite!)
  • 1 C. granulated sugar


  1. Slice vanilla bean lengthwise,and scrape out seeds.
  2. In food processor, combine sugar and seed scrapings, then process.
  3. Store in airtight container. For maximum flavor, let it sit for 1-2 weeks, but you could use this right away if you’d like!
Vanilla Sugar
So what to use it on? My favorite thing is using it in my coffee, but you could also try sprinkling it on top of fruit, substituting it in recipes for regular sugar, or using it with hot cocoa or hot vanilla! Thank you again Karyn, I hope you all have fun with this simple recipe!

Thanks for the post, Andrea! I hope everyone enjoys a bit of extra Vanilla in their sweets! If you’re looking for some Vanilla Beans and Extracts, check out her great bulk prices!

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Krista Low

Tuesday 26th of February 2013

Oh my goodness. This is wonderful. I will be making this!

Gabriela @ Living a Renaissance Life

Tuesday 26th of February 2013

I love this! I use xylitol mostly - I bet I could stick some vanilla beans in there too! Sweet! haha Thanks for sharing. :)


Monday 25th of February 2013

Awesome idea! I just got a huge batch of vanilla beans, and having been coming up with a list of things to do with them so as not to miss an opportunity. This is definitely on that list!

Kate @ Teaching What Is Good

Monday 25th of February 2013

I made some vanilla sugar with my left over beans from making vanilla. I just didn't know what to use it in!! ;)

Coming over from Stone Gables link-up. Have a wonderful day!

Miz Helen

Sunday 24th of February 2013

Hi Karyn,What a great recipe,I just love homemade Vanilla Sugar. Hope you have a fabulous week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.Come Back Soon!Miz Helen