Vanilla powder is one of the most used ingredients I have in my pantry. I’m constantly adding a teaspoon here or there to my favourite recipes. You may be surprised to learn that vanilla is actually packed with a whole host of health benefits including;
I think vanilla is a must have for any pantry. It’s a classic flavour, whether it’s in ice-cream, custard or any type of dessert - you can’t go wrong! Vanilla has this unique ability to add a rich, deep aromatic flavour to even the most basic of dishes, plus it has numerous health benefits. Vanilla makes life not only that little bit sweeter, but healthier too.
I add vanilla powder to smoothies, chia puddings, panna cotta, jelly, cheesecakes, baked goods, pancakes, Bulletproof coffee, chai tea (and much more) so I can incorporate more of it into my diet.
Here’s a quick, easy and nourishing recipe that utilises the delicious vanilla bean that you can have for breakfast, a healthy snack or even dessert.
Vanilla & Berry Coconut Chia Pudding
Optional Add Ins: raw honey, pure maple syrup or liquid stevia to taste, other fruits, lemon or orange zest and juice, chopped pure organic dark chocolate, nuts or seeds or nut butter mixed through.
Holistic Nutritionist + Certified Gaps Practitioner.
Coconut & Berry Chocolate Bites
Coconut & Vanilla Pancakes
3 Tbsp coconut flour, sifted
4 organic eggs
2 Tbsp Grass-fed Ghee & Coconut Oil Blend + extra for cooking
1/3 cup organic coconut milk or cream
1-2 tsp Vanilla Powder
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
½ tsp baking powder
A pinch of Himalayan salt
1 tsp cinnamon
Optional: ½ - 1 Tbsp honey or sweetener of choice