Butter & Nut Vanilla Flavoring Substitution

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Substitute other extracts for imitation Vanilla Butter and Nut flavoring.
Substitute other extracts for imitation Vanilla Butter and Nut flavoring. (Image: glass bottle image by CraterValley Photo from Fotolia.com)

Vanilla Butter and Nut flavoring is an imitation flavoring designed to imitate the combination of vanilla, butter and almond flavors, a common combination in baking recipes. If a recipe calls for Vanilla Butter and Nut flavoring and you do not have any on hand, you can make a substitution of a combination of all or some of the featured flavorings.

Vanilla Extract

Vanilla extract is a common and versatile flavoring that can be used as a substitution for Vanilla Butter and Nut flavoring in equal amounts. If you happen to also have butter or almond extract on hand, you can also add in small amounts of either or both flavorings to the vanilla to create a homemade version of Vanilla Butter and Nut flavoring.

Vanilla extract is a versatile flavoring.
Vanilla extract is a versatile flavoring. (Image: vanilla beans image by joanna wnuk from Fotolia.com)

Almond Extract

Made of a combination of bitter almond oil and ethyl alcohol, almond extract does not taste like actual almonds, but adds a more sweet nutty taste to recipes. Substitute a combination vanilla and almond extract in place of Vanilla Butter and Nut flavoring. Almond extract is extremely potent, so begin with a small amount and a larger amount of vanilla. Add more almond extract if you desire a more nutty taste.

Almond extract lends a sweet nuttiness to recipes.
Almond extract lends a sweet nuttiness to recipes. (Image: almonds on blue too image by Stephen Orsillo from Fotolia.com)

Imitation Butter Flavoring

Imitation butter flavoring simulates the taste of butter in your recipe without you having to add actual butter. If your recipe already calls for real butter, then you can probably leave out the butter flavoring and simply use just vanilla or a combination of vanilla and almond flavorings without overly affecting the taste. If your recipe does not include butter, consider finding a recipe that uses actual butter in place of the butter flavoring.

Opt for recipes that contain acutal butter in place of imitation butter flavoring.
Opt for recipes that contain acutal butter in place of imitation butter flavoring. (Image: Butter image by Cornelia Pithart from Fotolia.com)

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