Vanilla Sugar

Vanilla sugar is such a simple and delicious way to use the entire vanilla bean. It is so simple that it is hard to even call it a “recipe”.

I do this anytime we are lucky enough to get vanilla beans in our tropical packs. You can make vanilla sugar with the whole vanilla bean, a scraped vanilla bean after it has been used for a recipe or even that vanilla bean you find buried somewhere, forgotten. Surely I’m not the only one who has committed the atrocious act of neglecting their vanilla beans… Or maybe I am.

You can use vanilla sugar just like you would granulated sugar.  I especially love to use this in coffee or tea, mixed into oatmeal or sprinkled on muffins.


Vanilla Sugar

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Vanilla Sugar


  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 2 cups granulated sugar


  1. Pour the sugar into an airtight container.
  2. If the vanilla bean hasn't been used, slice down side of the bean in half and scrape the fabulous seeds into the sugar and stir it up.
  3. Bury the bean in the sugar and put the lid on.
  4. Allow this to sit for a week or two.

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  1. I make this all the time. I love this sorinkled on top of my fresh homwmade muffins begore baking. Top sugar cookies with vanilla sugar for a party in yoyr mouth. When you start to use the sugar down, add more suar and shake well. TIP: shake your jar everydsy to mix up the vanilla beans presence plus stops clumping.

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