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Posted at 9:41 AM, May 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-24 09:41:24-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 24, 2014) —
Chef Ed and Robin from Vista Springs stopped by FOX 17 to talk about their new facility in Plainfield Township and the delicious treats served in dining room.

While Chef Ed wouldn’t give out all of his secrets, his Sous Chef Dee passed along some fantastic home made granola recipes.
Honey Fruit Granola
• 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick cooking)
• 1 cup of rice crisp
• 1 cup sliced almonds optional
• 1/2 cup shredded coconut (preferably unsweetened)optional
• 1/2 cup honey
• 2 tablespoons canola oil OR butter (melted)
• ½ cup of brown sugar
• 2 tbs vanilla extract
• 1tsp cinnamon
• 1 cup dried fruit (such as cherries, cranberries, raisins, or currants)

1. Heat oven to 350° F.
2. On a rimmed baking sheet, lined with greased foil or parchment paper
3. toss the oats, almonds, coconuts with the honey, vanilla , oil in bowl and stir
4. Bake, tossing once, until golden and crisp, 25 to 30 minutes.
5. Add the dried fruit and toss to combine. Let cool.

Dee’s dark coca granola

2 cups oats old fashion rolled

2 cups of brown puff rice (or rice crispies will work also)

1/4 cup of brown sugar

¼ cup granulated sugar

½ cup honey

2-3 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbs of oil (canola, vegetable, or melted butter )

¼ cup cocoa powder

In a bowl mix brown sugar, white sugar, honey, oil , vanilla extract, coca powder together .

Combine the oats and the puff riced the fold mixture into the sugar mix.

Spread on a lined sheet pan and bake for 10 -15 minutes at 350. If you want crunchier granola stir after 15 minutes and bake for 7 minutes longer. Dry overnight and may be kept in air tight container for up to two weeks