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Honey, I shrunk the vegan!

So September is officially honey month. And being fabulously vegan you aren't going to catch me with my hand in the honey jar, or cookie jar for that matter (lets face they probably aren't vegan). A lot of people question the motives behind the strict no honey policy in the vegan diet so let's get up to speed. To be honest, my quest to becoming the vegan superhero I am today started because I wanted to be skinny. I could really care less about the animal cruelty factor or the pus laden milky sugary delight that made up my morning breakfast. It wasn't until I started researching the food industry in America that I truly realized what gross circumstances majority of food goes through before it hits our plates. I became more eco friendly (as much as I hate that term) and globally concise. So adapting the vegan life so goes giving up the honey suckle. Given the process of getting honey isn't as horrible as hanging a pig carcass from hooks but it usually kills the bees in the process. So this post is dedicated to supplying you with some vegan honey substitutes to make your September a little sweeter, actually a lot freaking sweeter. 

1. Agave

Whether its dark, light, or flavored with vanilla it can hit your honey spot. I also use it as a healthier syrup substitute for my vegan pancake addiction.

2. Maple Syrup

Healthy and rich you really couldn't ask for more out of sugar in liquid form. Make sure you are buying pure maple syrup though, off brands and imitations can be loaded with whack preservatives and weird unpronounceable  additives. My motto if I can't pronounce it I don't swallow it, word?

3. Carob Syrup

Oh yeah the healthy angel chocolate pieces from heaven also can come in syrup form. This can be quite rich so use when you're feeling adventurous. 

4. Simple Syrup-DIY!!!!

Make your own vegan honey substitute. Just add equal parts organic sugar and water and maybe flavor if you're feeling frisky. You can also make fruit syrups with berries and sugar. 

All of these substitutes are delicious alternatives to honey so you don't have to eat the bee's knees, literally. 




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  1. Virtually Homemade
    Virtually Homemade
    Thanks for the info and welcome to flaming vegan! Don't forget to vote for yourself. Vote #1. Check out my pumpkin face mask post and vote if you like.
  2. dianabart
    Great Post, thanks for sharing! Voted!
  3. SnakeWitch
    Welcome to The Flaming Vegan! I like the idea of making our own syrups. I assume that if we want a fully liquid consistency, the best way would be to use juice. I've used lemon in my South-American version of caramel, using a block of panela (solid unrefined brown cane sugar that you can purchase in latin-american grocery stores) with water and juice squeezed from three limes. If I add more water, I get a syrup. This is a great idea! Voted!
  4. Veganara
    Voted. I love the title, and this is a great blog! I have recently discovered agave syrup and am very impressed with it. You might be interested in my latest blog Those Self-Righteous Vegans, and if you like it, please vote!
  5. VeganGeorgiaBelle
    Great post. I love your suggestions, so much I voted. I bake frequently so I will take this to heart! I'm sure the bees would thank you if they could! If you like fried cheese sticks, check out my post!


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