Yes, this is a day late. Why? You may ask. Well, quite honestly it’s because yesterday’s “try out a new recipe” was a complete flop and I can’t have floppy looking photos on my blog.
The recipe I tried yesterday were nicecream bites. For those who don’t know what “nicecream” is – it’s just frozen and then blended Bananas to make a healthy Icecream alternative. That in itself should have been the first warning sign.
So, today I will tackle two activities, starting with try a new recipe. The recipe I will be testing out today is one that was given to me from a friend’s mom. It’s a kosher for Passover granola mix.
Passover is my favorite Jewish holiday and despite the many foods we are forbidden to eat there are thousands of wonderful new recipes to try that are actually quite delicious.
● 2 1/2 cups crushed matza
● 1 cup shredded coconut
● 1 cup chopped walnuts
● 1/2 cup almonds chopped
● 1/4 cup mixed seeds
● 1/4 Brown sugar
● 1/4 cup butter
● 1/4 Cup honey
● 1/2 tsp salt
● 1 cup chopped dates
● 1/2 cup raisins or cranberries
● 1 tsp cinnamon
● 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
● Big bowl
● Measuring cups and spoons
● Baking tray
● Tin foil
● Wooden spoon
● Jar or sealable container
● Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius
● Begin by crushing the matza and chopping the walnuts and almonds. Combine these ingredients into a bowl and add the coconut and mixed seads.
● Spread the mixture onto a prepared baking tray and put it into the oven for 15-20 minutes. Be sure to lightly toss the mixture half way to prevent it from burning.
● In a pot on a medium heat, combine the butter, brown sugar, honey and salt. Stir it consistently until its all well combined and turn off the heat.
● Remove your mixture from the oven and stir it into the pot, then place it back on the baking tray and into the oven for 10 minutes.
● While the mixture is in the oven, chop up the dates and raisins.
● Allow the mixture to cool and then toss in the dates and raisins. Sprinkle in the cinnamon and Chia seeds and give it a stir.
Tips and recommendations
● Instead of matza you can use plain crackers or even rolled Oats if you do not keep the Passover. ● You can use any nuts and seeds that you like.
● Instead of butter you can also use Margarine
● You can use dates, raisins, cranberries or a mixture of them all.
● I like to eat this mixture with some yogurt or just as a snack throughout the day.