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Ground Vanilla and Vanilla Powder

These dry vanillas are beloved by professional bakers. We explore how, when, and why you should use them at home.

By Published Feb. 11, 2022

What You Need To Know

Most home bakers are familiar with vanilla extract, but there are two lesser-known vanilla products on the market that also provide great vanilla flavor: ground vanilla and vanilla powder. The names are often used interchangeably, but we distinguish them by their ingredients. Ground vanilla is made of only vanilla beans, while vanilla powder contains additives. We wanted to learn ho...