Vanilla Substitute

Vanilla adds a delicious, aromatic taste to any cookie, cake, or pastry. Learn the proper way to substitute vanilla extract and vanilla beans in your recipes.

Vanilla Extract Substitute

For 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract, substitute 1 whole vanilla bean in its place.

Vanilla Bean Substitute For 1 vanilla bean, substitute 2 tablespoons vanilla extract in its place.

Note: Vanilla beans give your recipes a more intense vanilla flavor and brown confetti-like vanilla flecks.

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