Learn how your comment data is processed. Buckwheat groats are naturally gluten-free and vegan. You’ll also need some buckwheat groats to help make the homemade vanilla powder. And all a complete chance happening. Is a great site here in the US that sells 1/4 lb ( 25 organic vanilla beans) for $28.50! And if it doesn’t work, I’m coming to get your stash. Please clear work off your plate ASA and replace it with vanilla powder! That is a genius idea, Oz! Required fields are marked *. Meringue tarts next time, filled with orange curd and chocolate (disaster might I add). I will definitely make my own now. The processed, extracted liquid vanilla is no longer a whole food because of it’s heating and chemical change that take place during the processing. ★☆ No need for sugar. Your talent and courage to experiment never ceases to amaze me. I used 2 vanilla beans (complete with seeds) though you will still get flavours if you use ’empty’ pods. I skipped and hopped in excitement when I made this discovery and smiled with a deep, deep sense of satisfaction and achievement. LOL. What a great idea. I saw a bag of vanilla powder recently at a local store and the price was outrageous, so this is definitely the way to go! You can use vanilla powder in place of vanilla extract! Lots of love X X X, [wpurp-searchable-recipe]How to make vanilla powder – – – [/wpurp-searchable-recipe]. Two of a kind, or twenty of a kind if the other comments are anything to go by. They are too expensive and just for show. I love it in my Acai Coconut Smoothie. I am very taken with the list of suggested uses too, I need to get my hands on some of this stuff! 1 Anything from the U.S. labelled organic must be viewed with trepidation. i’m gonna have to try this very soon, especially since my local spice shop has a deal on vanilla beans. Just place a vanilla pod in a jar of sugar and let it sit. And if per chance, you wonder what great things you could accomplish with it, think no more: And you could also go down the route traditional and use in your cakes and bakes. This sounds like one of those stories where someone says, a few years later “How did they ever come up with …?” Ah, happy accidents! Hope this helps, I just sprinkled the tiniest bit over this and of allspice over my oatmeal this morning and it was just delicious! This will be your homemade vanilla powder! You are a doll! They have a variety of vanilla beans ranging from organic, non organic, Madagascar, Taihitian, and Mexican, and are much more economical than getting them at your local grocery store! Wow that is really cool. It gets me really excited. Thank you. I have routinely made vanilla sugar and left it at that; now I am discovering thanks to you a much more interesting staple with vanilla; great idea and I will try it asap! A rule of thumb for recipes with vanilla extract on the ingredient list – half the suggested amount and use powder instead – you won’t regret it. Stir some into butter, with a spoonful of maple syrup for a delicious and scented breakfast spread aka compound butter, Add some to your next batch of curd, from lemon to orange…and even coconut milk and lime, Sprinkle some in olive oil, along with a pinch of red chili pepper and serve as a simple dip with bread, Of course, you can make on-the-fly vanilla sugar and salt, without waiting weeks to infuse with flavour via dried up pods. Vanilla powder is a nice alternative to vanilla extract because it’s a whole food, it is alcohol-free, and you can make it yourself in just a few minutes. Without further prompting, I pulled out my food processor (your spice/coffee grinder would do nicely) and whizzed away, nice and easy. In a bid to plump up the beans, I microwaved them on the highest level my microwave has for about 30 seconds – about 20 seconds too long for the end result was a crisp, swollen pod markedly different from the dry and shriveled pod which had gone in. This time I used fresh bourbon beans which I got a few weeks ago at Sligro. ★☆ I appreciate it. You said to use half the amount of extract when called for? Visiting your post is like a experience that you cannot neccessarily get in culinary school. My name is Ozoz. Cut the ends off of the vanilla pods and discard. ★☆ Passionate about food in its entirety – cooking, eating, dreaming, writing and photographing it. I will definitely be trying this. I absolutely share your passion regarding making everything myself and from scratch and I totally enjoyed the image of you jumping up and down with glee. Mimi. I’m on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube! Do you use half of the required amount of vanilla powder per recipe requiring extract? I tried to make the powder as soon as I got them but they were too moist. This post shares how to make homemade vanilla powder using vanilla beans, buckwheat groats and a blender. I can’t believe I’ve never heard of vanilla powder! This is a fantastic idea! Hi there! Use the powder however you would normally use vanilla extract. 2 Do not buy gourmet beans. Vanilla bean powder is alcohol-free, so it’s a great alternative to vanilla extract, if you can’t – or don’t want to – consume alcohol. Serious. If it were you, would you do differently when confronted with the pure, dark, aromatic bouquet of vanilla flavours? I love making supermarket items from scratch at home. As always, your posts are full of passion. I’ll certainly have to come back to get more of your precisions. It is true what they say…you learn something new every day. I blitzed them up and they ground well. Your vanilla bean powder should keep for several months in a tightly-sealed container in the refrigerator. I have a few pods that I can pulverize. Thanks for sharing this wonderful tidbit of homemade goodness. ….. What a great idea!!! then dry it? Place the groats and vanilla pods in a high-speed blender and process on high until ground. I first heard about vanilla powder from the raw food world and saw it on the shelves at the health food store. I appreciate it and lots of love. To be honest I have used a lot of vanilla beans since then: the seeds in baked goods and drinks, and the left-over pods have lent their essence to sugar, salt, vinegars, oils and to make homemade extract, but still I had more pods than needed. You can use vanilla powder in place of vanilla extract. Daily and weekly, I am obsessed with how to make things at home, sometimes I succeed, and sometimes I fail and rather spectacularly too but I never let that stop me, guilty as I feel for my the waste bin which in some cases is my stomach! Thanks for the very informative article!!! After this, I’ll never do that. And ices and sorbets. I’ve always wanted to make my own vanilla powder, and now I have step by step instructions and pictures to motivate me further. In the past, I’ve bought vanilla powder, the most recent being 10g of powder, which I purchased for an expensive five Euros (€5) in Copenhagen, while visiting a friend. The body is able to assimilate it well. I missed it? Vanilla is my favorite flavor. So all I need is to zap vanilla pods at 100% for 30s, and powder the stuff? I searched the internet for how to make vanilla powder so I could make my own. You are so ahead of the times. Finally Named: ‘Umilo/ Omilo’ is Cocoplum, Paradise Plum! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. We love to see it! Great work saving those over-cooked pods! Keywords: how to make vanilla powder, homemade vanilla powder, buckwheat vanilla powder, Tag @cleaneatingcarrie on Instagram and hashtag it #cleaneatingkitchen. This post may contain affiliate links which won’t change your price but will share some commission. You know Oz, I didn’t even know there was something called vanilla powder till now! If you like this post, consider following me on social media so we can stay connected. When the pod plumped up and turned dry, I took it out then ground/blitzed it. You give me courage to try and mess up too. After three weeks, the pods were dry but still had gloss and shine. Yum. I'm a wellness blogger and cookbook author sharing real food recipes and tips. Thank you, i have made vanilla sugar before, but vanilla powder..genuis, so many treats I could make with this..yum. This occasion however is a tale of success, from start to finish (well, save for the disastrous accompanying meringue pies, which just didn’t work) for in the end, I made my own vanilla powder! How long does it last. I’m a Nigerian food explorer who’s on a quest – to find and share the sweet, sweet nectar that’s food. For your confidence in me….and kind words. Vanilla beans are so expensive that I always feel guilty throwing them away after. Ohhh, how splendid, Ozoz! I never even heard of Vanilla Powder and now I am longing to use it!! They are not cheap, but you can buy them in bulk to save some money. We are participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Oz – you are genius. This is such a great recipe to make when you want to use up your vanilla beans. I’ve never used vanilla powder in my life, but I absolutely must try it now. I love this. Generally, rule of thumb is use half the amount of extract called for but you know, adjust to your tastes. I’m going to try that soon. Have you ever made vanilla sugar? I have been keeping mine in the fridge and using it daily – the store-bought version had a BBE 2011 date so I guess it can stay long! The main ingredient in this recipe are whole vanilla beans. I know what I’ve created – no preservatives, no additives, no artificial colours or flavours. It appears that the secret to the colour preservation is not putting it in the microwave so I’ll be giving that one up! 4)     For people who don’t consume alcohol in any manner or form (as a result of religious preferences etc), vanilla powder is perfect. Thank you! ★☆. . […] 2 teaspoons dried edible rose petals !/2 teaspoon vanilla powder (optional) 2 tablespoons sel de gris (grey sea salt) or regular coarse sea […], […] plain flour, sifted Pinch of salt 75g frozen unsalted butter 2 tablespoons cold water 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder Apple curd (recipe below) Crème patisserie (recipe below) 1-2 apples, peeled, cored and sliced […]. I love it!