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Boosley's Easy Muesli

What you need: 

2 cups rolled oats
1 cup spelt flakes (or kamut)
1 1/2 cups of unsweetened coconut
1 to 2 cups of puffed cereal (rice, millet, kamut)
1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
1 to 1/2 cups chopped nuts (I like almonds, pecans, and macadamia nuts)
1 1/2 cups of dried, chopped fruit (cranberries, apples, pears)
dash of cinnamon
1/2 to 1 cup of pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

What you do: 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients (oats, flakes, coconut, cereal, seeds, nuts, fruit, cinnamon). My measurements are really just an approximation...experiment!
Mix the maple syrup and vanilla together and heat until it is nice and liquid-y, either over low heat on the stove or in the microwave for 20-40 seconds. Pour the maple syrup/vanilla mixture over the dried ingredients and stir very well. You are going to have to turn the stuff over and over until it looks like everything has been touched!
Spread the mix thinly in ungreased, shallow baking dishes (usually fits in 2-3 dishes) and bake in the middle of the oven for about 20 minutes. *Important*-- Every 5 minutes, carefully mix the muesli so that it all turns a golden color.
Allow it to cool completely before putting it in an airtight container.
Enjoy with soymilk, on soy ice cream, or on its own!

Preparation Time: 
40 minutes to 1 hour
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

This recipe sounds incredible but I have a question:  Could I use Agave Syrup or Molasses instead of Maple Syrup?  I want to keep the sugar content as low as possible.  Maybe that is a dumb question considering all the dried fruit in the recipe, but I was just curious.  I think that I will try to make this tonight.  I may make some modifications such as less dried fruit or adding different stuff.  I'll let you know what modifications I make and how it turns out.

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