Ok, so I cheat. It would be better, healthier, and overall more granola to use real fruit and all, but there’s only so much time in the day. Someday I’ll get there, and then tell you all about it.
In the meantime, I discovered Monín syrups, which offer traditional-type coffee-stand syrups (but with real sugar, not high fructose corn syrup, as well as sugar-free syrups (sone with decent sugar alternatives), and – my personal favorite – unsweetened flavor concentrates. Their claim on the label is “No artificial flavors, colors, ingredients, sweeteners, no added sugar, GMO free, gluten free, vegan”. So take it for what it’s worth.
Until I get my earth muffin act together, these will have to do. They are quite scrumptious.
Cash & Carry carries a few of them, but you can find their whole line on their website at http://www.monin.com. Shipping is free on orders over $20. (They don’t give me a kickback for this, either, but hey! If your a Monin rep and WANT to reward my plug for your products, I’m open to suggestions!)
I also like that they include pumps with the concentrated flavors.
Side note: the Pear syrup with Caramel extract makes a nice Caramel Pear Kefir. Just sayin’.