What Is Vanilla Powder And Why Are Professional Bakers Opting For It In Their Culinary Creations?

New to the LorAnn line-up is ethically-sourced vanilla powder! Discover LorAnn’s NEW Vanilla Powder and why some professional bakers are calling it their secret ingredient for their vanilla-flavored recipes.

LorAnn’s clean-label vanilla powder is perfect for adding natural, complex vanilla flavoring without the addition of alcohol. It contains no artificial flavors, alcohols, sugars, or other additives and is Non-GMO, Kosher Certified, Halal-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Vegan-Friendly, and Keto-Friendly. Conveniently packaged in a shaker bottle, the NEW Vanilla Powder is available for both foodservice and home consumers.

When To Use Vanilla Powder

Vanilla powder is ideal for high-heat baking applications. Alcohol evaporates in high temperatures. Unlike vanilla extract that has been soaked in an alcohol-base, vanilla powder is just pure ground vanilla beans, harvested from raw beans, yielding a deliciously creamy and robust flavor and isn’t at the mercy of flavor loss like a liquid extract.

Liquid-sensitive and color-sensitive recipes like pavlovas, meringues, macarons, and candies also make vanilla powder a perfect choice. You will never have to worry about deflated, cracked shells or meringues, or even vanilla discoloring your brightest, white frosting when using a powder.

Another application where you may opt for powder over an extract is for when you want to visually showcase the ingredient in the recipe. Vanilla powder will incorporate, beautiful vanilla flecks and elevate your favorite recipes like vanilla bean ice cream, puddings, marshmallows, frostings, cakes, meringues and more.

Substituting Extract vs. Powder

Since it is naturally grown and packaged in its purest form, this vanilla is rich in flavor and aroma, and will add a bolder and more complex vanilla flavor to your baking applications. For best results, use half the amount of vanilla powder for recipes calling for one teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Beans vs. Powder

When purchasing vanilla, pure vanilla beans is the most expensive form and it is also not as easy to use compared to a powder or even an extract. Whole vanilla beans typically take about three years to grow and pollination is done by hand. When using entire vanilla bean in a recipe, you have to cut the pod in half lengthwise, then use the back of a knife to scrape out the thousands of brown flecks inside to add into your application, which can be very time consuming. Vanilla powder is a cost-effective option and an optimized way in achieving warm and comforting, rich vanilla flavor without the whole vanilla bean price tag.

LorAnn is proud to offer a large selection of vanilla extracts, bean paste, and powder from around the world. In addition, select vanilla extracts are certified organic and reign from the islands of Madagascar.

Shop LorAnn’s professional vanillas here.


  1. On YouTube videos I see individual packets of vanilla powder. Is this the same thing? How many of those individual packets does this product represent? Can we buy the individual packets through you? How much is in those packets?

    1. Hi, Deborah! Unfortunately our vanilla powder packets were part of a product rollout and are not available for purchase. However, our 2.2 oz Pure Vanilla Powder shaker is available for purchase at LorAnnOils.com. If you have any other inquires regarding our vanilla powder packets, please send them to our Customer Care team at customercare@lorannoils.com.

Leave a Reply