Crunchy Organic Matzo Granola Recipe

This recipe is absolutely fabulous! We've eaten it for breakfast every morning for the past 1.5 years. We even bring it with us when we travel because boxed cereal just doesn't taste good anymore after eating this for so long!

The idea for the recipe came from the Martha Stewart show. I've changed the recipe to meet our family's needs and make it allergy friendly.

3 sheets organic matzo (crumbled into bite size pieces)
3 cups organic rolled oats
1/4 cup organic oat bran
4 Tbs organic butter
1/4 cup organic brown sugar (dark or light is fine)
1/2 cup local honey
1 tsp coarse kosher salt
(optional: 4 tsp cinnamon)

Dried Fruits

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Line a 9x13 glass dish (you can probably use metal but adjust the cooking time) with parchment paper.
3. In the 9x13 dish, break the matzo into bite-size pieces, mix in the oats and oat bran. Put the mix into the oven while it's preheating and while you do the next step (you're trying to toast the mix).
4. While that's in the oven, in a small pan on the stove melt together the butter, sugar, honey, and salt (and cinnamon, if you're using it) on medium heat. Let it come to a boil for about a minute. Remove the mix from the heat.
5. Take the glass dish mix out of the oven. Pour the not-boiling, hot butter mix on the oat mix. Stir until the oat mixture is covered in the butter mixture.
6. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes and then stir it well.
7. Bake in the oven for another 10 minutes or until it's golden brown.
8. Mix it again and then let it sit to cool. Once it's cool, break it apart. If you want to add nuts, seeds, or dried fruit, you can add it now, and then store in an airtight container. OR...if some family members have allergies, keep the add-ins mixed together in one airtight container and the granola mixture in another airtight container.
**NOTE: I don't like to cook the nuts with the mixture for two reasons: first, I prefer the health benefits of them being raw and second, I like to store the granola separate from the add-ins so that people can add-in what they like to eat.

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