80 Vanilla Recipes That Are Far From Plain Vanilla

So, I’m guessing right about now you might be a bit, shall we say, chocolated out? And red velveted, and sugar cookied, and candy hearted? I can relate.

The days after Valentine’s Day are a time to regroup, refocus, recommit … oh, who am I kidding.

But it IS probably a time when chocolate doesn’t sound quite as good as it did, say, last week.  Right? And so I thought this would be a perfect time to bring you a round-up focusing on one of the most wonderful ingredients of all time.

80 Vanilla Recipes That Are Anything But Plain Vanilla | Kitchen Treaty

It’s versatile, it’s sweet, it’s heady, it adds the perfect note to just about any sweet stuff you have going on in the kitchen – and it can enhance the occasional savory good, too.

Ahhhh. Vanilla. Today, it’s as it should be. Today, you’re the star of the show.

Here are 80 incredible recipes from the blogosphere featuring this magnificent kitchen mainstay.

Cinnamon and Vanilla Bean Applesauce – Susie Freaking Homemaker

Homemade Vanilla Wafers – Weelicious

Vanilla Ice – Oh My Veggies

Very Vanilla Cupcakes – Sally’s Baking Addiction

Vanilla Bourbon Sweet Potato Pie

Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee from Pineapple and Coconut || 80 Vanilla Recipes That Are Anything But Plain Vanilla | Kitchen Treaty

Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee from Pineapple and Coconut

Puffy Vanilla and Peanut Butter Chip Cookies – Averie Cooks

Pear and Vanilla Preserves – Savour Fare

Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee – Pineapple and Coconut

Homemade Vanilla Sauce – Masala Herb

How to Make Vanilla Sugar || 80 Vanilla Recipes That Are Anything But Plain Vanilla | Kitchen Treaty

How to Make Vanilla Sugar

Vanilla Bean Scones – Liv Life

How to Make Vanilla Sugar

Vanilla Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate – Liv Life

Gluten-Free Vanilla Bean Buttermilk Cake – Gluten-Free Doctor

Vanillekipferl (Vanilla Crescent-Shaped Cookies) – Masala Herb

Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes from Joanne Eats Well With Others || 80 Vanilla Recipes That Are Anything But Plain Vanilla | Kitchen Treaty

Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes from Joanne Eats Well With Others

Mini Vanilla Macaroons – Everyday Maven

Glazed Vanilla Bean Cookies

Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes – Eats Well with Others

Deluxe Double Vanilla Pound Cake – Donuts, Dresses, and Dirt

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Fresh Blackberry Frosting – Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks

Sweet Vanilla Cream & Coffee Battenberg – Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks

Moscato, Honey, & Vanilla Poached Apricots – Busy in Brooklyn

French Vanilla Fairy Cupcakes – What’s Cookin’ Chicago

Vanilla Praline Pumpkin Pie

Maple Vanilla Iced Coffee || 80 Vanilla Recipes That Are Anything But Plain Vanilla | Kitchen Treaty

Maple Vanilla Iced Coffee

Vanilla Bean Caramel Sauce – Life and Kitchen

Homemade Vanilla Extract – Life and Kitchen

Homemade Vanilla Extract – Chocolate, Chocolate, and More

Maple Vanilla Iced Coffee

Citrus & Pomegranate with Vanilla Syrup – Simple Bites

Sugar Cookie Bars with Vanilla Bean Buttercream – I Heart Eating

Cinnamon Pecan Rolls with Vanilla Bean Glaze from Simple Bites || 80 Vanilla Recipes That Are Anything But Plain Vanilla | Kitchen Treaty

Cinnamon Pecan Rolls with Vanilla Bean Glaze from Simple Bites

Vanilla Pancakes with Caramelized Bananas – I Heart Eating

Roasted Strawberry Parfaits with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream – Cravings of a Lunatic

Cinnamon Pecan Rolls with Vanilla Bean Glaze – Simple Bites

Vanilla Salt – Cravings of a Lunatic

Vanilla Sugar – Cravings of a Lunatic

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes – Shugary Sweets

Vanilla Bean Snickerdoodles – Shugary Sweets

80 Vanilla Recipes That Are Anything But Plain Vanilla | Kitchen Treaty

Skinny Vanilla Bean Popsicles

Vanilla Bean Cookies with Chocolate Hearts – Shugary Sweets

DIY Vanilla Extract – Liv Life

Vanilla Oats – Cravings of a Lunatic

Skinny Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Popsicles

Chocolate Oatmeal Cream Pies with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

Very Important Blood Orange Farro Salad with Vanilla Bean Vinaigrette – The Tomato Tart

Vanilla Breve Latte Ice Cream – Spa Bettie

Vanilla Bean Salted Caramel Bundt Cake – Food Babbles

Vanilla Bean & Honey Roasted Cherries – 52 Kitchen Adventures

Vanilla Bean Spreadable Cream Cheese from Rachel Cooks || 80 Vanilla Recipes That Are Anything But Plain Vanilla | Kitchen Treaty

Vanilla Bean Spreadable Cream Cheese from Rachel Cooks

The Best Vanilla Cupcake – The Kitchen Is My Playground

Cinnamon Vanilla Bread – Rachel Cooks

Ginger Vanilla Protein Crunch Bars – Spa Bettie

Vanilla Bean Spreadable Cream Cheese – Rachel Cooks

Vanilla Bean Cookie Bars – Rachel Cooks

Vanilla Bean Candied Walnuts – Rachel Cooks

Vanilla Bean Sable Cookies from Karen's Kitchen Stories || 80 Vanilla Recipes That Are Anything But Plain Vanilla | Kitchen Treaty

Vanilla Bean Sable Cookies from Karen’s Kitchen Stories

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream – Kailley’s Kitchen

Vanilla Bean Sables – Karen’s Kitchen Stories

Very Vanilla Cookie Bars – Wine & Glue

Rose Water & Vanilla Bean Cupcakes – Kailley’s Kitchen

Three things to do with leftover Vanilla Bean Pods: Vanilla Extract, Vanilla Sugar, Vanilla Salt – Eat the Love

Whole Wheat Vanilla Yogurt Pancakes || 80 Vanilla Recipes That Are Anything But Plain Vanilla | Kitchen Treaty

Whole Wheat Vanilla Yogurt Pancakes

Hibiscus Vanilla Bean Pots de Creme – Food Babbles

Mandarin & Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Blood Orange Gelee – The Tomato Tart

Whole Wheat Vanilla Yogurt Pancakes

Vanilla Bean Almond Panna Cotta – Food Babbles

Petite Vanilla and Orange Scones – Diethood

Baked Cinnamon Doughnuts with Vanilla Glaze – Diethood

Coconut Vanilla Honey Syrup from An Edible Mosaic || 80 Vanilla Recipes That Are Anything But Plain Vanilla | Kitchen Treaty

Coconut Vanilla Honey Syrup from An Edible Mosaic

Vanilla Sugar Broiled Grapefruit – The Corner Kitchen

Coconut Vanilla “Honey” Syrup – An Edible Mosaic

Vanilla Roasted Pears – An Edible Mosaic

Thick & Creamy Vanilla Pistachio Drink – An Edible Mosaic

Cardamom Vanilla Bean Layer Cake from Savory Simple || 80 Vanilla Recipes That Are Anything But Plain Vanilla | Kitchen Treaty

Cardamom Vanilla Bean Layer Cake from Savory Simple

Coconut Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding – The Corner Kitchen

Soft-Frosted Vanilla Sugar Cookies – Overtime Cook

Vanilla Apple Muffins – Chocolate, Chocolate, and More

Cardamom Vanilla Bean Layer Cake – Savory Simple

Vanilla Chai Pound Cake – Chocolate, Chocolate, and More

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream – Cook Like a Champion

Crock Pot Vanilla Latte || 80 Vanilla Recipes That Are Anything But Plain Vanilla | Kitchen Treaty

Crock Pot Vanilla Latte

Homemade Hearty Almond-Vanilla Cereal – An Edible Mosaic

Crock Pot Vanilla Latte

Vanilla Bean Rainbow Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting – Cook Like a Champion

Vanilla Bean Waffle Cookies – Kitchen Tested

Homemade Vanilla Coffee Syrup || 80 Vanilla Recipes That Are Anything But Plain Vanilla | Kitchen Treaty

Homemade Vanilla Coffee Syrup

Vanilla Buttermilk Cake with Strawberry Lemon Filling – Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks

Cinnamon Vanilla Cashew Milk – Oh My Veggies

Vanilla Lime Green Smoothie

Creamy Vanilla Iced Coffee with Homemade Vanilla Syrup

Whew!

Karen Raye

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.