Looking For A Vegan Alternative To Honey?
The good news is that there are plenty of delicious, sweet alternatives to honey!
Maple Syrup is a great vegan alternative to honey and can be easily purchased at most supermarkets. Maple syrup comes from sap from Maple trees and is boiled down to create a delicious syrup and is most commonly used atop pancakes!
Brown Rice Syrup is a sweetener that comes from, well, brown rice of course! It is made by cooking brown rice and exposing it to natural enzymes. These break down and turn the rice's starches into sugars (maltose, maltotriose, and glucose), and the resulting sweet liquid is then boiled and reduced down into a light brown syrup.
Barley Malt Syrup has a similar taste to brown rice syrup with an added malt taste. It's made some barley and a great healthy replacement for refined sugars in recipes.
Date Syrup is an easy one as it can easily be made at home by chopping, boiling, puréeing dates to make a date paste sweetener or you can even strain these soften dates for a thinner syrup texture comparable to maple syrup.