Matzo Granola

March 26, 2015
6 Ratings
Photo by Bobbi Lin
  • Serves 6 to 8
What You'll Need
  • 2 cups crumbled matzo
  • 3/4 cup roughly chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup roughly chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 cup grated apple
  • 1 pinch coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup (or more) chopped dried figs
  • 1/2 cup (or more) chopped dates
  1. Mix together the dry ingredients -- matzo through coconut flakes -- and set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, stir together the honey, sugar, olive oil, spices, and grated apple until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Mix the wet ingredients with the dry, stirring so that all of the matzo is well coated. Add a big pinch of coarse salt and stir to incorporate.
  4. Preheat the oven to 300° F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Spread the mixture on the baking sheet. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring halfway through. When the matzo is dry and toasted and the coconut is golden, remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the granola cool completely -- it will crisp up even more as it cools. Mix in the dried fruit, then enjoy the granola with milk or yogurt, or simply as a snack.

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10 Reviews

Maya R. April 27, 2023
Can’t tell if it’s the sad tv show I’m watching or this granola I’m snacking on but I’m crying it’s so delicious
ellie April 22, 2023
I should have left a review long ago. I have made this every year since the recipe came out, and we cannot stop eating it. It's the best thing about Passover, and it passes the "Would I eat it after Passover" test with flying colors. Two points: (1) Find matzo farfel - it will make the recipe much easier and better. (2) I always use dried cherries (cut in half) and dried cranberries instead of figs and dates. We think it's terrific that way, but of course any dried fruit will work.
Sharon April 16, 2022
Tasty snack, dessert, and breakfast treat. Made this for the first time. Added 1 more matzoh than needed (50%) more, but kept everything else the same. It still turned out amazing!
Claire June 21, 2015
I just love this recipe. It's a winner on all fronts. My only challenge is finding matzo in grocery stores during the rest of the year, especially because baking is so housewarming and heartwarming during the winter. And Summer. And Fall. Thank you, Sarah!
Marsha G. April 30, 2015
I echo the comments that this is addictive. Very crunchy and a nice salty-sweet combo (although more sweet than salty). Can't wait to try some of my other fave granola recipes with matzo instead of oats.
Mia E. April 11, 2015
I just made a double batch and it is oddly addicting.
SCL April 4, 2015
I had some (embarrassingly) old matzah farfel that I have never figured out what to do with. Now I know, and I would buy the farfel just to make this incredible granola. Can't wait to try it on yogurt. For now we're gobbling it up straight from the bowl!
Rachel C. March 29, 2015
I am so addicted to this
jocelyn.thagard March 29, 2015
looks wonderful though- I would have to leave out the nuts. Allergic to them. I am want to make just for low fat snack that has crunch in it.
WHB March 29, 2015
OMG Supremely perfect!