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Matzo Granola With Fruit and Nuts [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Granola never tasted so good! This matzo granola is sweet, crunchy, and chewy! Instead of oats, it's made from gluten-free matzo mixed with natural sweeteners, cinnamon, nuts, and lots of dried fruit. It's perfect for breakfast, snacking, or dessert.

Matzo Granola With Fruit and Nuts [Vegan, Gluten-Free]


4 cups


  • 4 sheets gluten-free matzo, 2 cups when cut
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons rice syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar, can use light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons safflower oil
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup natural sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews halves
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit, a mix of cranberries, cherries, apricots, goji berries, and figs
  • Flax meal and chia seeds can be added with the nuts if you desire (2 tablespoons of each would be a nice addition)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut the matzos: lay two matzo sheets on a cutting board, cut into 1/3-inch squares by cutting across the grain (perforations). A food processor will break up the matzo in uneven pieces, not recommended. Place in a medium sized bowl. You will have 2 cups.
  3. Heat the flavoring ingredients in a small skillet, maple syrup, honey, coconut palm sugar and safflower oil. Over low heat, stir until the sugar is dissolved, 3 minutes. Pour over the matzo, add the cinnamon, vanilla, and nuts. Stir well.
  4. Pour the granola onto a rimmed baking tray, and smooth with a spatula. No need to use parchment paper.
    Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden (the golden nuts will be a good indication when done). In the meantime, cut the dried fruit into 1/3-inch pieces.
  5. Remove the granola from the oven. Carefully, add the dried fruit, and toss to combine. Flatten the granola pressing hard with a spatula. Return to the oven and bake for just 3 minutes.
  6. Let cool for 5 minutes, then release the granola from the pan with a spatula and break into bite-sized pieces.
  7. Store the fully cooled granola in an airtight glass jar.




Inventive, original, and well-tested favorites from a professional kitchen that anyone can make. Karen Sheer is a professional chef, writer, caterer and food consultant specializing in original recipes. Her blog is A Zest For Life – Karen’s Obsession with Food and Style. Each recipe is inventive, original, and well-tested. Karen’s recipes are written to give you the feeling that she is in the kitchen with you coaching step by step. Health and wellness are her passions. Karen’s recipes promote fresh, local ingredients which lead to a healthier lifestyle!



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