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The Glue That Holds Granola's Oats, Nuts and Fruits Together
When you simmer one-third cup of cranberry-juice concentrate over low heat with an equal amount of brown sugar and two tablespoons of canola oil, it creates a sticky glaze that's perfect for binding all the crumbly elements of granola, from nuts and seeds to oats and dried fruits. Pour the mixture over your dry ingredients (there should be about 3 cups total), stir well, sprinkle in some spices (cinnamon goes nicely with cranberry juice) and spread onto a baking sheet. Place in a 325-degree oven until golden brown, about 25 minutes.