agave is rarely raw anyway. date syrup (you can make it yourself, as i learned on this site with a little water and a pinch of sea salt). also, as summer approaches you might be able to buy stevia in bunches at the farmer’s market. that stuff is SUPER sweet!
also, a lot of recipes that call for agave on this site (not the desserts obviously) don’t really need it in my opinion. i tend not to sweeten savory things.
I agree – agave is rarely raw, and it’s not really necessary in most desserts. They tend to be sweet enough. Keep dates around – they’re an excellent substitute for agave. They’ll sweeten anything. Yum! Soak em for 30 minutes before blending them, so they get soft.