Sweeteners for Vegans
(Rice culture sweete
Brown date sugar
Fruit sugar (unrefined)
Fruit juice concentrate
Natural raw Sugar(SUCANAT)tm
Barley malt powder & syrup
Natural Granular sugar
Natural Liquid sweetener
The amount of sweetener called for in a recipe may be altered to suit your own taste. if you like less sweetener, add less. A recipe can be made sweetener by reducing the amount of flour by about 1/4-1/2 cup and adding the same amount of granulated or powdered sweetener. Maple syrup or other sweetener may be substituted for honey in most recipes from other books.
Fruit concentrates may be used in place of honey or maple syrup, in about equal proportions.
Regular fruit juice may be used as a sole sweetening agent in some recipes, with small variations in flavour. For example, if a recipe calls for 2 cups maple syrup and 1 1/2 cups nut milk, use 3 1/2 cups of a thick variety of peach or pear juice (other fruit juices are not sweet or as light colored.) There will be a slight change in flavour. If a recipe using only fruit juice is not sweet enough, substitute 1/2 cup or so of one of the recipe's dry ingredients (like flour) with the same amount of natural powdered or granulated sweetener.
When a recipe calls for a liquid sweetener, it is best to use maple syrup, fruit concentrate or natural liquid sweetener for the best flavour.
if any other liquid sweeteners are used, the amount of sweetening must be increased. Some sweeteners, like molasses or sorghum, can greatly change the flavour of the recipe and must be experimented with."
SOURCE: _Vegan Delights_ by Jeanne Marie Martin posted by Anne Maclellan