f (ex_akoya) wrote in vegancooking,

agave nectar/syrup.

there's a recipe i want to make (power spheres in the rebar modern food cookbook) that calls for "fruit sweetener". i had no clue what this was (and didn't know about this community then! ;D) so i picked up agave nectar. is that what the recipe was looking for? i was looking in the memories and i get the impression you might be able to use barley malt or rice syrup in this instance as well? is that true?

thank you thank you. :)

edit: im posting the recipe. might be of more help to see what i'm dealing with. :) some people have suggested a granulated fruit sweetener, but it seems like i need something liquidy? like agave nectar. i'm not sure though.

3/4 cup dried apricots
3/4 cup dried apple
4 brown rice cakes
1 cup unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 1/4 cup fruit sweetener
1/2 cup natural peanut butter, slightly warmed

in a food processor, pulse the apricots, apples and rice cakes to a fine texture. transfer to a large bowl and set aside.

next, pulse the coconut, seeds, and oats to rougly combine. add to the fruit mixture, along with the fruit sweetener and peanut butter. mix everything together until well combined. cover and chill the dough for at least 1 hour.

roll the dough into balls, approximately 2 oz. roll the balls in toasted sesame seeds to coat, pressing them in slightly. serve, or wrap in plastic and refrigerate.

(note, if you are inspired by this and want to make them, the recipe also suggests you toats the seeds and oats (individually) before using them.)
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