I’m hearing a lot of mixed things about agave. About how it is just as bad, or worse than, high fructose corn syrup. About how it is extremely processed and quality varies greatly. Etc. Etc.
Truthfully, I’m sure exactly what to believe, but better to be safe than sorry. I went ahead and took out agave from all the recipes and put in honey. I also think raw sugar is a decent option.
Bottom line, it is DEFINITELY safe to decrease sweetener intake overall, so that should really be your main goal.
Link: one take on agave nectar.