I am excited to be spending the holiday in NYC celebrating with Passover with a traditional Seder dinner. Though the focus is on the dinner portion of the holiday, I began thinking about the other meals. So began my search for a healthy Passover breakfast/snack. I haven’t tried this yet, but it looks amazing. I can’t wait to whip up a batch this weekend!
1 1/2 cups matzah farfel*
1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup unsweetened ground or shredded coconut
2 teaspoons cinnamon
pinch salt (omit the salt if using gluten-free matzah since it is salted)
3 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons oil
1 cup assorted dried fruit, cut into small pieces
Preheat the oven to 325.
Combine the matzah farfel, nuts, coconut, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Stir until well mixed.
Combine the honey and brown sugar in a small pan and gently heat until the honey is very liquifies. Whisk until the sugar is dissolved. (This can also be done in the microwave. Microwave on high for 30 seconds then whisk well.) Whisk in the oil.
Pour the honey mixture over the farfel mixture and stir until well combined.
Pour the mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, stirring frequently to keep it from burning. It will be slightly golden when it is done but not yet crispy. (It crisps as it cools) Remove from the oven and stir in the dried fruit.
*For gluten-free and non-gebrotz granola use Yehudah Gluten-Free Matzah-Style Squares broken into farfel sized pieces. 1 1/2 cups is approximately 3 sheets.
Eat with milk, sprinkle on yogurt or just snack on it by the handful! Let me know if you try it!
Recipe inspired by Shoshana / Couldn’t Be Parve