15 oz Can Tomato Sauce
3 oz Tomato Paste
2 Cloves of Garlic, minced
1/2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
2 tsp Oregano
1/2 tsp Thyme
8-10 Fresh Basil Leaves, chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste
Red Pepper Flakes to taste, optional
Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan, bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes.
Note from Alicia - Many recipes for marinara require sugar. I wanted to use a healthier sugar, like our maple sugar, as a substitute. Could it be done? Voila! This recipe was born. There isn't a maple taste, just a healthier and yummy marinara!