Vanilla Brown Sugar – Experiment # 4

Vanilla Brown Sugar

*Evil laugh*

Am I sending you over the edge yet? Sorry folks, I swear there is a reasoning for this.
So how are you all doing today? Anything new?

Okay on to the next experiment. This will teach you how to make your own vanilla flavoured sugar you can use in baking. Enjoy!

Vanilla Brown Sugar
Vanilla Brown Sugar

How to make vanilla flavoured brown sugar. Perfect for baking or sprinkling over oatmeal or muffins!


  • 1½ cups brown sugar
  • 2 vanilla beans


  • Method 1- Cut open and scrape out the bean paste and stick it in your food processor with the sugar, pulse until blended. Store in an air tight container.
  • Method 2- Stick the beans in a container of sugar for a few days or a week.
  • Method 3- Combine method 1 and 2.
  • I used method 3.


Inspired by Paula Deen
Vanilla Brown Sugar
Easy peasy! So simple yet so much flavour packed into this. I use it for baking, but it’s also great on toast. Or in oatmeal. Give it a try. You will be so happy you did.
Toodles and smoochies! xx

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    Anne@frommysweetheart says:

    Kim! You've had quite a day in the lab…I mean the kitchen! Of all of your experiments…which one had the most vanilla taste? I was just thinking of making some vanilla sugar! Good job with this! : )

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    Jennifer says:

    Well, not sure about what I'd use all the vanilla things in, but the photography is just awesome! Lovely pics. Great layout.

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    Kim Bee says:

    Lol, I know right. I've been in there for days, going mad. I like them all for different reasons. The sugar is the bomb, if I had to pick only one that would be it. Second would probably be the vanilla brown sugar as I think it would rock on warm toast. I have actual vanilla brewing too, but it's not ready yet. Thanks so much. I took so many pics I lost the light for my fraisers. Might have to wait until tomorrow to post them. The light is not good on the pics.

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    Kim Bee says:

    @ Jen- for baking doll. Cookies, cakes, bars, fudge, anything you use vanilla in. The salt it for seafood and fish and is good on veggies. The taste of fresh vanilla bean is SO much better than bottled vanilla. My house smells incredible right now.

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    I always use vanilla pods/beans and when I scrape out the goodies I put the pod in pot with I always have my vanilla sugar

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    Kim Bee says:

    Dzoli- This is the first time I've bought vanilla beans. Not easy to find here so I went into the city. Smells so good. I am loving the smell of the house right now. I would guess you can use it in just about anything.

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    Mikaela Cowles says:

    This is really interesting. Do you have alter the amount of vanilla in recipes when you use this?

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    Roxana GreenGirl says:

    you were busy like a bee with all these experiments. I love using vanilla sugar in my sweets but never attempt making my own. after reading your posts maybe i will. thanks for sharing and thank you for your lovely words left on guest post on Nami @ Just One Cookbook blog

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    Kat@Cupcake Kat says:

    I love brown sugar and vanilla so this sounds amazing to me. It would go great in so many things. Love your photos!

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    Nami @ Just One Cookbook says:

    Haha Kim, you have been busy with these experiments! I love the pictures!

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    Kim Bee says:

    Hi Nami. Thanks, I was having a ball. I am still struggling with the photography but it's getting better. Lol! Hope you are enjoying yourself with your family.

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    Kim Bee says:

    Mikaela- Thanks. Yes I would alter a bit. Unless you really like vanilla. I would still add some vanilla but I would cut it in half.

    Roxana- Thanks and you are so welcome. Any friend of Nami's is a friend of mine. Your blog is fabulous and I will be by often. You should for sure try the sugar out.

    Kat- Thanks so much. It is so good and smells wonderful. The house just smells lovely these days. lol

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    Your photos are awesome and it is a great deal of fun to visit your blog. This is my first visit here, but I will be back. I hope you have a fabulous weekend. Blessings…Mary

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    Pretend Chef says:

    I would love to make this. I can only imagine how delicious it would be sprinkled on my morning bowl of rather boring oatmeal. Yummy!

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    Kim Bee says:

    @Mary- Thank you. I struggle with photography. But I am trying to learn. Glad you found me, hope you keep coming back. Have an awesome weekend.

    @Pretend Chef- Hope you make it. It really is lovely. I think I might put mine on toast. So yummy!

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    I always have vanilla sugar on hand, but the idea of vanilla brown sugar is so wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration~

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    Hi Kim! You've been busy! I love the vanilla sugars/oats posts…I'm wondering what you have up your sleeve for these items! I've heard of vanilla sugar, but not oats…SO clever and I'm sure it's way better than store bought vanilla oats. Way to go!

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    BTW – I forgot to tell you – the blog looks GREAT!

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    Tori @ The Shiksa in the Kitchen says:

    Haha, love the vanilla sugar posts! I made vanilla sugar for the first time recently, but I did it the easy way and mixed white sugar with pure vanilla extract. I'm totally intrigued by these posts!


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