Suggestions Sought to Veganize an Energy Bar Recipe
Found several energy bar recipes while out surfing this evening. The problem, of course, is that they're all non-vegan. This particular recipe of all of them looked pretty easy to make, and sounded more durable than most for cycling. I'm posting to get ideas for which substitutes for the honey and egg whites folks think might work best here. I suspect brown rice syrup or the like would work for the honey (or even just up the dark corn syrup amount?), but I'm stumped on the egg whites. I think they're mostly there for a binder, but could also be there for the protein content. Anyway, any suggestions are welcome. Thanks!
Cycling Energy Bars
24 dried figs 1/3 cup honey 4 Tbsp orange juice 2 Tbsp lemon juice 2 1/2 cups unbleached flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp baking powder 1 Tbsp canola oil 1/4 cup dark corn syrup 2 egg whites 1 cup oat bran
Instructions: mix figs, honey, OJ and lemon juice in a food processor. Mix all other ingredients seperately (except oat bran). Combine 2 mixtures, roll into golf ball sized balls (makes 20-24), coat with oat bran, and bake at 350 deg for 10-15 minutes. Store finished product in the refrigerator.