1 cup Tonewood Dark Amber Maple Syrup
¼ cup blackberry, concord grape or favorite jam
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 to 3 tbsp. coconut or olive oil
¼ cup coconut or brown sugar
2-½ cups old-fashioned multigrain cereal oats
1 tbsp. flax seeds
2 tsp. chia seeds
¼ cup sunflower seeds
1 cup roughly chopped pecans
½ cup walnuts
½ tsp. sea salt
1/2 cup Tonewood Maple flakes
(Optional) 1 cup sulfite-free and juice sweetened dried cherries or cranberries
Whisk maple syrup, jam, vanilla and oil over medium heat in a small saucepan. Bring liquids to a simmer, but don’t let it boil. Set aside from heat to slightly cool.
In a large bowl, toss sugar, oats, seeds, nuts and sea salt. Mix in the liquid sweeteners. Evenly spread granola mixture over a baking sheet. Place in the oven and mix every 11 minutes or until the granola starts turning light brown, about 45 minutes.
Turn off heat and remove baking sheet from the oven. Mix the granola one more time and let completely cool.
Toss 1/2 cup of maple flakes and optional dried fruit with the granola.
Enjoy with yogurt or sprinkle over vanilla ice cream.