Friday, April 15, 2011

Donny's Pesach Granola

Many (well, 2) of you asked for the recipe for Donny's Pesach granola cereal. This recipe comes from his grandmother on his mother's side.


Pesach Granola Cereal

10-12 apples, grated
3 pounds (packages) of matzah – some whole wheat, some regular
¾ cup oil (hazelnut adds a nice flavor)
300-500 grams shredded coconut (if you use fresh, you need less because flavor is stronger. But then you need a hammer and an ice pick. And lots of time.)
2-3 tsp cinnamon
2-3 cups honey

Crush the matzah into small pieces. Mix in apples, coconut, oil and cinnamon.

Add honey in layers. First, spread a layer of matzah mixture on the bottom of a pan. Drizzle honey on top – don’t mix it in. Keep adding layers of matzah and honey. Bake at 180. It takes a few hours to cook completely. During the cooking process, “baste” the cereal – gently toss the cereal every 15-20 minutes as it cooks. This allows it to cook evenly.

Enjoy with milk! Dried cranberries are good also (add them when you eat, not during the cooking.)

Be warned: Making this before Pesach is very difficult because the children enjoy helping, but then you have to tell them they can’t eat any yet. Oof!


Kathleen said...

That recipe looks delicious! I will definitely have to try it!

Eliana and Michael said...

Watching my husband "iron" our counter tops right now. Hmmm, seems like we'll make it to the point when we can actually start making stuff in the kitchen. How the smell of a self cleaning oven has come to mean Pesach.
Chag Sameach!

Arica said...

How did I miss this post until just now??? Now that I am out of food and done cooking??? Now that I spent a week listening to my kids complain that "there is nothing to eat" despite the thousands of shekel I spent buying food for just this week???? Sigh. Adding it to the word document for next year.
(On the bright side everyone loved your matzah meal pancakes that I made this morning). Have fin finishing off the matzah!

Gila Rose said...

Arica - next time I'll email you directly. The cereal is a big hit here. Ariella wanted to know if we could make more after Pesach. (Um, no.)

Glad your crew enjoyed the pancakes! Happy last day!

Cheryl said...

I printed it out for next year. Where's the matza meal pancake recipe posted?

Yael said...

I didn't think that one was Bubby's recipe.

It's just one our mother picked up.

The cake and pesach rolls were Bubby's recipes..