Vanilla For Baking

Vanilla For Baking

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  • Imitation Vanilla Flavor, 5 Fold

    OliveNation

    $4.99
    5 Fold Imitation Vanilla Flavor - Sugar Free Extract AlternativeSugar-Free Flavoring with 5x Concentrated Vanilla Taste & AromaMade from Water, Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Vanillin, Ethyl Vanillin, Caramel ColorPerfect for High Temperature Baking &...
    $4.99
  • Imitation Vanilla Flavor

    OliveNation

    $4.99
    Imitation Vanilla Flavoring - Dark Brown Flavoring for Baking, CandyAlcohol-Free & Gluten Free Extract Alternative with Authentic Vanilla Taste, Aroma & ColorMade from Water, Glycerin, Vanillin, Ethyl Vanillin, Caramel ColorPerfect for High Temperature...
    $4.99
  • Imitation Vanilla Flavor - Clear

    OliveNation

    $4.99
    Clear Imitation Vanilla Flavoring for Pure White Cakes, Icing & FrostingAlcohol-Free & Sugar Free Extract Alternative with Authentic Vanilla Taste & AromaColorless Liquid Flavor Made from Water, Propylene Glycol, Vanillin, Ethyl VanillinPerfect for...
    $4.99
  • Ugandan Pure Vanilla Extract

    OliveNation

    $21.99
    Pure Ugandan Vanilla Extract - Uniquely Deep, Bold Flavor For Baking & CookingMade from Whole Uganda-Grown Beans, Water & AlcoholAdds Uniquely Bold, Earthy, Creamy Taste & AromaPerfect for Baking, Cooking & Dairy ProductsSugar Free, Non-GMO, Gluten Free,...
    $21.99
  • Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract

    OliveNation

    $22.99
    Pure Tahitian Vanilla Extract - Naturally Sweet, Floral, Fruity Flavor & AromaMade from PNG-Grown Tahitiensis Beans, Alcohol, and WaterSugar Free Flavoring with Naturally Sweet, Floral Aroma & TasteDelicate, Delicious Flavor for Baked Goods, Pastry,...
    $22.99
  • Pure Vanilla Bean Extract

    OliveNation

    $18.99
    Pure Vanilla Bean Extract - Blend of Bean Varieties for Maximum Vanilla FlavorMade from Select Madagascar Beans, Water & AlcoholAdds Creamy, Rich Taste & AromaGreat for Baking & Dairy ApplicationsNon-GMO, Gluten Free, VeganOliveNation pure vanilla bean...
    $18.99
  • Ugandan Vanilla Beans

    OliveNation

    $13.99
    Ugandan Vanilla Beans - Whole Dried Pods with Bold, Rich Taste for Baking & CookingPlanifolia Vanilla Pods Grown & Harvested in UgandaSmooth, Creamy Taste with Deep UndertonesPerfect for Balancing Strong FlavorsNon-GMO, Gluten Free, Kosher,...
    $13.99
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    Extracted Vanilla Bean Seeds

    OliveNation

    $35.99
    Extracted Vanilla Seeds - Flavorless Real Vanilla Specks for Commercial/Industrial ApplicationsDark Brown Seed Specks From Extracted Vanilla BeansNo Taste or Aroma - Adds Visual Interest for an Authentic LookPerfect for Use in Ice Cream, Frozen Desserts,...
    $35.99
  • Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Short

    OliveNation

    $10.99
    Short Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans for Extracts, Baking, CookingGourmet Quality Vanilla Pods Approximately 13 cm/5 inches LongPlump, Juicy Dried Pods with Deep Vanilla Aroma & FlavorPerfect for Baking, Cooking, Extract MakingNon-GMO, Gluten Free,...
    $10.99
  • Tahitian Vanilla Bean Paste

    OliveNation

    $22.99
    Tahitian Vanilla Bean Paste with Seeds for Gourmet Baking & CookingMade from Water, Sugar, Alcohol, Vanilla Beans, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum & Caramel ColorConcentrated Flavor with Thick, Syrup-Like TextureIdeal for Baked Goods & DessertsNon-GMO, Gluten...
    $22.99
  • Imitation Vanilla Flavor, 10 Fold

    OliveNation

    $4.99
    10 Fold Imitation Vanilla Flavor - Authentic Vanilla Aroma & Taste for Baking & CookingSugar-Free Flavoring with 10x Concentrated Vanilla Taste & AromaMade from Water, Alcohol, Ethyl Vanillin, Vanillin, Propylene Glycol, Natural Flavors, and Caramel...
    $4.99
  • Set of 6 Vanilla Extracts

    OliveNation

    $52.99
    Vanilla Set - Six Extracts & FlavorsSet of Six Different Vanilla Extracts & Flavors - 4oz EachGreat Way to Experiment with Different Vanilla Flavor ProfilesMix of Vanilla Types including Madagascar (Bourbon) & Tahitian (PNG)Includes Organic, Alcohol...
    $52.99
  • Ground Vanilla Bean Powder

    OliveNation

    $38.99
    Vanilla Bean Powder - 100% Pure Ground Bourbon Vanilla PodsDried & Ground Madagascar Bourbon Beans with SeedsFine Powdery Texture with Rich Vanilla Flavor and AromaAdds Flavorful Dark Brown Flecks to Baked Goods & DessertsNo Additives, Sugar, or...
    $38.99
  • Organic Indonesian Vanilla Beans

    OliveNation

    $7.99
    Indonesian Vanilla Beans - Certified Organic Grade A Whole Dried Vanilla PodsCertified Organic Whole Vanilla Beans from IndonesiaPlanifolia Vanilla Pods with Unique Earthy, Woody, Smoky FlavorDeep, Rich Sweet Taste Complements Chocolate, Licorice/Anise &...
    $7.99
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    Madagascar Vanilla Beans - Commercial

    OliveNation

    $5.99
    Madagascar Vanilla Pods - Whole Dried Beans for Rich Vanilla FlavorGourmet Whole Dried Beans with SeedsMadagascar Bourbon Variety offers Premium FlavorRich Aroma and Plump, Creamy InteriorIdeal for Desserts, Drinks, Baked Goods, Extracts These...
    $5.99
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    Mexican Vanilla Beans

    OliveNation

    $9.99
    Mexican Vanilla Beans - Whole Dried Pods add Deep, Earthy, Spicy NotesGrade A Whole Dried Pods with Distinctive Earthy, Woody, Spicy FlavorUndertones of Cinnamon, Raisin, Cocoa with Rich, Mellow TasteIdeal for Sweet Desserts, Savory Breads, Spicy...
    $9.99
  • Papua New Guinean Vanilla Beans

    OliveNation

    $4.99
    Papua New Guinea Tahitian Vanilla Beans - Whole Vanilla Pods (Tahitiensis) PodsGrade A Whole Tahitian Vanilla Beans from Papua New GuineaSweet, Floral Fragrance and Deep, Fruity TasteRich Undertones Complement Cream or Fruit Desserts, Savory Seafood or...
    $4.99
  • Tongan Vanilla Beans

    OliveNation

    $7.99
    Tongan Vanilla Beans - Intense, Bold Vanilla with Floral & Fruit UndertonesGrade A Vanilla Pods Grown & Harvested in TongaIntense Floral & Fruit Notes with Undertones of Red Wine, Figs, CherriesIdeal for Use with Strong Flavors - Fruit Desserts,...
    $7.99
  • Organic Natural Vanilla Flavor

    OliveNation

    $7.99
    Organic Vanilla Flavor - 100% Natural Water Soluble Flavoring from Real Vanilla BeansCertified Organic Vanilla Extract with Natural Caramel ColorAdds Delicious, Creamy, Slightly Floral Taste & Aroma to Baked Goods & DishesEnhances and Balances other...
    $7.99
  • Vanilla Flavor - TTB

    OliveNation

    $5.99
    TTB-Approved Concentrated Vanilla Flavor - Low Moisture FormulationLow Moisture Form Made from Glycerine, Alcohol & Natural FlavorsThick, Syrup-Like Texture for Easy Blending with IngredientsAdds Delicious Vanilla Taste & Aroma to Beer, Wine, Alcopops,...
    $5.99
  • Tahitian Natural Vanilla Flavor

    OliveNation

    $6.99
    Tahitian Natural Vanilla Flavor - Deep, Fruity & Floral Taste & AromaAlcohol-Based with PNG Tahitian Vanilla Bean ExtractivesNatural Flavors & Caramel Color for Delicious Fruity Vanilla Aroma & FlavorPerfect for Pastry & Baking Applications - Cookies,...
    $6.99
  • French Vanilla Extract, Natural

    OliveNation

    $9.99
    French Vanilla Natural Flavor - Made with Real Vanilla Bean Extractives for Deep, Creamy TasteMade using Vanilla Bean Extractives & Natural FlavorsSubstitute for Regular Vanilla Extract for Deeper, Creamier, Richer TastePerfect for Adding Depth and...
    $9.99
  • Vanilla Flavor Oil

    OliveNation

    $16.99
    Vanilla Flavor Oil for Chocolates, Confections, Candy, and BakingAlcohol-Free Flavoring with Realistic Vanilla Taste & AromaConcentrated Formulation from Sweet Almond Oil with Natural FlavorsIdeal for Chocolate-Making, Candy-Making, Confectionery &...
    $16.99
  • French Vanilla Flavor Fountain

    OliveNation

    $7.99
    French Vanilla Flavoring for Ice Cream, Beverages, Whipped ToppingMade Using Natural & Artificial Flavors for Authentic Creamy Vanilla TasteAdds Taste, Aroma & Rich Brown Color to Recipes and BeveragesWater-Soluble Formulation Ideal for Beverages & Baked...
    $7.99
  • Butter Vanilla Emulsion

    OliveNation

    $5.99
    Butter Vanilla Bakery Emulsion - Deep, Rich Flavoring will not Bake OutWater-Based Flavoring Ideal for High-Heat & No-Heat ApplicationsRich, Buttery Vanilla Taste & Aroma from Natural & Artificial FlavorsPerfect for Boosting Vanilla Flavor or Adding...
    $5.99

Vanilla: A Gift From the Gods for Bakers and Cooks

Exotic, magical, aromatic, wonderful flavor; these are all characteristics that can be used to describe vanilla beans and vanilla extract.

What is the origin of vanilla? It is speculated that more than 1,000 years ago several tribes living in Mexico first discovered the magical qualities of the vanilla bean. Whether it was accidental or simply a serious discovery will always remain conjecture. What is known is that by the time the Spaniards invaded South America, the vanilla bean was entrenched in Aztec society. In fact Montezuma, the famed Aztec leader, was known to be fond of a drink called chocolati which was made from ground cocoa beans and corn then flavored with vanilla beans and honey. What is also known is that the vanilla beans were a rare commodity and in some cases were used as currency.

When vanilla was introduced to Europe by the early Spanish explorers it was quickly discovered that vanilla was a delicious and aromatic flavoring agent. The Europeans started manufacturing vanilla with chocolate as early as the mid-16th century. While the Spaniards started using vanilla as a flavoring agent, it was really the French who kicked it up a notch. By the 18th century they started using vanilla as a flavoring for chocolate, in confections and even to flavor tobacco.

While the original source for vanilla beans, Mexico, lasted up till the 18th century the Europeans were not able to cultivate the vanilla plant, a member of the orchid family, because they didn't understand the pollinating process. Observations in the native growing areas enabled botanists to understand that the vanilla plants were pollinated by local insects. Armed with that knowledge botanists were able to transplant vanilla plants to grow in other tropical areas. The method of hand pollination which still exists to this day was discovered by a former slave by the name of Edmond Albius on the French island of Reunion. His method was to take a thin stick and dip it into the male pollen and then transfer it to the female stigma inside the flower.

Vanilla beans have many uses in the culinary world. While most people think of vanilla beans as an ingredient for ice cream or other sweets, innovative chefs are now showing the world how versatile vanilla beans are. Vanilla beans can be used to make liqueurs, and are often added to cocktails. Vanilla beans can mask the taste of strong spirits (such as vodka or tequila), but can also enhance flavors in liquors such as rum or whiskey. They are a wonderful ingredient for crepes, waffles, muffins and even breads. While usually not thought of as an ingredient in vegetable or meat, fish, and poultry dishes, vanilla beans (or vanilla extract) are a marvelous way to take these ingredients to new heights.

As a last point, imitation vanilla extract, once reviled by gourmet bakers and chefs, has a place in any pantry. Artificial vanilla flavors, created using either natural or synthetic flavoring compounds, can provide more consistency of flavor in baked goods, as there is no variation in quality. However, for many cooks, there is no substitute for top quality pure vanilla extract made with water, alcohol and vanilla extractives. True vanilla extract has a rich perfumed smell, amber color and is totally free of any chemicals or sugar additives.

General FAQs About Vanilla for Baking

What is the best vanilla for baking?

Depending on the application used and final product desired, bakers may choose from a variety of vanilla forms. Vanilla beans are best used in no-or-low heat recipes, as well as in homemade extract-making. Alcohol-based pure vanilla extracts are ideal for low, mid, and hi-temp baking applications. Because of the alcohol content in extracts, some chefs prefer to use emulsions or pastes for low-temp, no-bake applications to maximize vanilla flavor. PG-based extracts, oils, and concentrated flavors are best for candy making or chocolate making. Artificial and imitation vanilla flavors are effective at all baking temps. Powders and ground beans are best for dry baking mixes.

Do you sell vanilla flavouring in bulk?

More than 90% of our vanilla products are available in large sizes such as gallons and by the pound. We take wholesale orders and have a special wholesale program for those who are looking to buy in bulk.