Vanilla Bean Powder: A Frugal, Versatile Alternative to Extract

Looking for a new spice to add to your kitchen? Vanilla Bean Powder, found through Sunny Day Organics, is a unique offering that can be added to baked goods, smoothies, even coffee!

I know you're super excited to hear about this product, at least you were all jacked up about it on Facebook last week. Let's talk about this magical spice, shall we?



According to the Sunny Day Organics site, some of the benefits of vanilla bean are:
  • Vanilla Bean contains many trace minerals such like potassium, iron, manganese and copper. Potassium is important for cell and body fluids that help control blood pressure and hear rate.
  • According to USDA, vanilla bean is in the top 10 antioxidant foods.
  • It has powerful antibacterial properties that help reduce skin infections and encourage wound healing.
When Laura and Kris, the couple who founded this small company, shipped this pouch of vanilla bean powder to me I was really pleased. The vacuum-sealed pouch was perfectly packaged and arrived really fast - less than a week - to my home. Also, Laura and Kris source their vanilla bean powder from small farms where the beans are freshly ground in small batches. 


Trust me, when you open your package, the sweet smell of vanilla will make your mouth water! 

Since this product is relatively new, or at least hard-to-find in our area, you might wonder how can you use it. Here are a few options:
  • Use it in almost any way you would use vanilla extract!
  • Add about 1/2 a teaspoon to your egg and milk mixture for your French toast, or in your pancakes
  • Make a smoothie and add some vanilla powder 
  • Add it to your muffins
  • Give your apple or fruit crisp desserts some flair, or try this recipe
  • Add about a teaspoon to your coffee before brewing. 
  • Just like vanilla extract, use it in your homemade insect repellant. 
  • Use in homemade potpourri 

You can purchase your own bag of Sunny Day Organics Vanilla Bean Powder here. The ONLY place to purchase it is online - this is not a product you'll find in your grocery store (at least in Eastern Iowa, anyway…). Also, if you enter the coupon code COUPLE15, you can get 15% off your purchase of vanilla bean powder. How cool is that?!



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31 comments:

  1. I am a bakeaholic, so I could definitely find some uses for this! I love using vanilla beans, so I can only imagine how awesome this powder is! :)

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  2. Wow! This powder looks awesome! Just think of all the baking I could do!

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  3. I would love to use this for baked goods and vanilla coconut milk body scrub!

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  4. I would love to use this for baked goods and vanilla coconut milk body scrub!

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  5. This looks delicious! I would love some for oatmeal.

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  6. wow, what a great giveaway! I would love to win, thanks.

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  7. Yum. I bet this is amazing. Vanilla beans are delicious. I'd love to bake something with it!

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  8. Looks like a great ingredient to use. Love trying new things and I love vanilla!

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  9. I love vanilla bean

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  10. I love to bake but I've never used this before. It would be fun to try it in a recipe!

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  11. I've never heard of vanilla bean powder! It sounds interesting and would be great to try it. I bet it would smell amazing too :)

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  12. wow this would be amazing in baking!!! Thanks for the chance!!

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  13. Vanilla smells amazing! I'd love to try this in baking!

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  14. I think this would be great to make a vanilla-scented sugar!

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  15. I love Vanilla and would love to try this!!

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  16. This looks tasty. I would love to use it for baking.

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  17. This does look like a magical spice! I would LOVE it. My husband is an amazing cook/baker and he would make wonderful eats with it.

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  18. I can't wait to give this stuff a try! My brain is buzzing with ideas already !!

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  19. I am going to try this. I have switched to coconut oil with all my baking and I use the frontier vanilla extract . I would love to try the powder.

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  20. I'd love to try this. Found out the "Pure Vanilla Extract" that I bought at Costco has SUGAR in it!?!?!?
    Just a reminder to read the back of those labels!

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  21. I bet this would be great in my coffee and on French Toast!

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  22. This sounds like you could use on a lot!

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