As Passover approaches, the air is filled with the anticipation of cherished traditions and the comforting aromas of homemade delicacies. In this recipe, I infuse the essence of Passover into a contemporary twist on a beloved classic: matzo granola. Crisp, golden, and irresistibly fragrant, this granola encapsulates the essence of the holiday with its wholesome ingredients and delightful flavors. Packed with the crunch of matzo, the richness of nuts, and the warmth of cinnamon, each bite is a celebration of tradition and taste.
Passover symbolizes the start of spring and leaving Egypt to the path of freedom, let's hope and pray that after this Passover we will be able to go outside and return to our regular lives.
For this Passover celebration, I bring you an easy recipe that will be a great option for a Passover breakfast or afternoon snack. Usually, during Passover, breakfast can be challenging and with all the stress lately, I have a simple recipe that won't require much time and effort.
Is granola kosher for Passover
Whether granola is kosher for Passover depends on the specific ingredients used in the recipe and the guidelines followed by the individual or certifying authority. Passover dietary laws prohibit the consumption of leavened products made from certain grains, including wheat, barley, rye, oats, and spelt during the holiday.
Traditional granola recipes typically contain oats, which are not considered kosher for Passover unless they are certified as kosher for Passover oats. However, matzo granola, like this recipe here, is a popular alternative for Passover as it uses matzo, which is unleavened and thus acceptable for Passover consumption.
To ensure that granola is kosher for Passover, it's essential to use ingredients that adhere to Passover dietary laws and to follow any specific guidelines or certifications provided by kosher certifying agencies or authorities.
This easy granola recipe is based on the homemade granola recipe I have on my blog. To replace the oatmeal that we don’t consume during Passover, I used matzos. You simply break the matzos to small pieces and you get the perfect texture. My husband said this dish reminds him more of breakfast cereals than granola, so you can call it whatever you want - it's just tasty!
I only used 4 tablespoons of maple syrup. If you want the granola to be very sweet then just add more. The cinnamon adds a bit of sweetness too.
I like to have this delicious granola on top of yogurt with some fresh fruits like an apple or a pear. You can also have it with milk or just as it is, it's very hard to stop munching either way!
This Passover granola can be considered a healthy breakfast too, besides the matzos, all the ingredients are nourishing and with added fresh fruits, this meal is very satisfying.
Tips for Perfect Passover Matzo Granola:
Choose High-Quality Ingredients
Opt for fresh and high-quality matzo, nuts, and other ingredients to ensure the best flavor and texture in your granola.
Break Matzo into Even Pieces
When breaking the matzo into small pieces, aim for uniformity to ensure even baking and consistent texture throughout the granola.
Watch the Baking Time
Keep a close eye on the granola while it's baking to prevent burning. Stirring halfway through helps ensure even cooking and prevents any hot spots in the oven from scorching the granola.
Customize the Nuts
Feel free to customize the nut mix to your preferences or dietary needs. You can substitute or mix different nuts like pecans, walnuts, almonds.
Adjust Sweetness to Taste
Taste the maple syrup mixture before adding it to the dry ingredients. If you prefer a sweeter granola, you can add more maple syrup, or for a less sweet option, reduce the amount accordingly.
Add Dried Fruit After Baking
If you want to incorporate dried fruit into your granola, it's best to add it after baking to prevent it from becoming too hard or burnt during the cooking process.
Cool Completely Before Storing
Allow the granola to cool completely at room temperature before storing it in an airtight container. This helps maintain its crispiness and prevents it from becoming soggy.
Serve with Your Favorite Accompaniments
Enjoy your Passover matzo granola with fresh fruit, yogurt, milk, or as a topping for desserts like ice cream or pudding. Get creative with your serving options to suit your taste preferences.
Yes, you can! Passover matzo granola stores well in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks. Make sure it cools completely before storing to maintain its crispiness.
While traditional plain matzo works best for this recipe, you can experiment with flavored matzo if you prefer. Just be mindful of the added flavors and adjust the sweetness accordingly.
Yes, you can substitute maple syrup with honey, agave syrup, or date syrup if you prefer. Adjust the amount according to your taste preference.
No, traditional matzo contains wheat and is not gluten-free. However, you can find gluten-free matzo options in some specialty stores or make your own gluten-free matzo at home using gluten-free flours.
Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with other spices like nutmeg, ginger, or cardamom to customize the flavor of your granola according to your preference.
Yes, you can add dried fruit like raisins, cranberries, apricots, or chopped dates after baking the granola. Stir them in gently to avoid breaking them into small pieces.
Yes, you can easily double or triple this recipe to make a larger batch. Just make sure to use larger baking pans or bake the granola in batches to ensure even cooking.
Other Passover recipes to try:
In the past, I shared Passover pancakes recipe and Passover rolls recipe, both can be perfect breakfasts too. Another option is my grain free granola recipe if you need gluten free recipe (just omit the seeds that aren't kosher for Passover).
Or head over to my Passover recipe index page for all the recipes.
Make Passover Matzo Granola today!
Whether enjoyed as a satisfying breakfast or a delightful snack, this Passover matzo granola is sure to become a cherished addition to your holiday repertoire. So, fire up your oven and get ready to experience the joy of passover matzo granola. Let's dive into the recipe!
Passover Matzo Granola
- 3 matzo
- ¼ pecan nuts
- ¼ walnuts
- ¼ slivered almonds
- 3 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Heat the oven to 170°C / 350°F with the fan.
- In a bowl, break the matzos into small pieces.
- Add the nuts, olive oil, cinnamon, and maple syrup.
- Mix well.
- Pour the mixture to a baking pan.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Carefully mix the granola on the pan.
- Bake for another 5 minutes.
- Cool at room temperature.
- Have a bowl with fresh fruits, yogurt or milk and enjoy!