Unleavened Recipes

Granola Bars

  • 3 1/2 C quick cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 C flaked or shredded coconut
  • 2/3 C butter, melted
  • 1/3 C honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 oz semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 1 C chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 C brown sugar or sucanat
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1/2 t salt

Combine all the ingredients and mix well.  Press firmly on the same jelly roll pan and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.  Cool and cut into bars.  Store in tightly covered container.

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Homemade Wheat Thins Style Crackers


  • 3 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 Tbs honey granules (or sugar)
  • 1 Tbs salt
  • 3/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 sticks cold butter, sliced
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4  tsp vanilla
  • Salt, for topping


1. Combine flour, salt, honey granules, and paprika in a medium bowl. Cut in butter with a fork or pastry blender, until small crumbs form. Or, combine the dry ingredients and butter in a food processor bowl and pulse until crumbly.

2. Make a well in the center, and add the water and vanilla. Stir to mix, then use clean hands to knead a few times, just enough to form a ball of dough. (Add just a tad more water, only if needed.) Divide dough into two pieces.

3. Lightly grease two 11″ x 15″ baking sheets  and sprinkle lightly with salt.

4.Roll the dough until about 1/4 inch thick on the trays. Sprinkle tops with salt. Cut the dough into square crackers with a pizza cutter.

6. Bake at 400 degrees for 5-10 minutes, until crisp and lightly browned. Crackers will become more crispy as they cool, so don’t over-bake! (Remove edge crackers that are getting too dark if the middle crackers aren’t quite done yet, and continue baking.)

7. Remove baked crackers from sheets and cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or cool, plain or with dips or  and store leftover crackers in a sealed bag or container.

From Tammy’s Recipes

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Honey-Roasted Pecans

  • 2 C pecan halves, shelled
  • 1/4 C honey

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Place pecans in an even layer on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.  Roast 6 minutes.  Measure honey into a saucepan.  Pour roasted pecans into sauce pan and stir.  Cook over medium heat for 4 minutes, making sure mixture simmers and foams.  Transfer back to the parchment paper and separate with fork.  Cool completely.  Store in an airtight container.

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Iron Bars

These bars are high in iron!

  • 1/4 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)

Cook quinoa as package directs. Meanwhile, roast almonds at 350 degrees until aromatic (about three minutes). Put almonds and pumpkin seeds into a food processor. Grind well. Add coconut oil and process, then add the cooked quinoa and process well. Add molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin puree. When mixture is smoothly blended, stir in the chocolate chips (if desired) and pulse twice. Pour into a greased 10 1/2″ cast-iron skillet. Bake at 300 degrees for 90 min, or until a knife poked into the center comes out clean. Cut when cool.

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Matzah Candy

  • 3-4 salted matzah squares
  • 2 T butter
  • 1/4 C honey
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1/2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 C roasted peanuts

Line a large jelly roll pan with parchment paper. Arrange the matzah squares on the pan, breaking them as needed to fit.

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in the honey and vanilla.

Coat one side (or both sides) of each matzah with the honey mixture, and place on the parchment paper.

Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. The caramel should be bubbling on the tray (if you coated the bottom side) and the matzah golden. Be careful not to overcook.

Sprinkle the chocolate chips on the matzah pieces. Spread melted chocolate evenly on the matzah.

Sprinkle on the peanuts.

Place in the freezer or refrigerator until the chocolate is hardened.

Break in pieces and store in the refrigerator.

~adapted from http://blogofjoy.com/

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Matzo Candy

3 matzo square (I use lightly salted matzo)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup honey granules (or sugar)
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
peanuts (optional)

  1. Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper. Place the matzo squares on the tray in a single layer.
  2. In saucepan, melt the butter and sugar over medium heat. Cook and stir constantly until mixture boils. Boil and stir for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and pour over matzos, covering completely.
  3. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. Keep an eye on the candy as it bakes to ensure that it doesn’t burn.
  4. Remove the pan from oven to cooling racks. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Smear the chocolate chips over the matzos. Sprinkle with peanuts if desired.
  5. Cool; then refrigerate (on the sheets if possible). Break into pieces and store in the refrigerator.

Adapted from Tammy’s Recipes

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Matzo Candy

Matzo Candy

An unleavened, dairy-free, and delicious Passover treat


  • 3-4 salted matzo squares (I used 3 1/2)
  • 2 Tbs coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts


  1. Heat the coconut oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat until melted. Stir in the honey and vanilla until combined.
  2. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the matzo squares on the tray, breaking them as needed to fit.
  3. Coat both sides of each matzo piece in the honey mixture and place on the parchment paper.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. The caramel should be bubbling on the tray and the matzo golden. Be careful not to overcook.
  5. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of chocolate chips (or more!) on the matzo pieces. Let sit for 5 minutes. Spread the melted chocolate evenly on the matzo.
  6. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips and peanuts if desired. (I like to spread the chocolate chips around a bit to coat them in the melted chocolate and then sprinkle on the peanuts.)
  7. Place in the freezer or refrigerator until the chocolate is hardened.
  8. Break in pieces and store in the refrigerator.

From Blog of Joy

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Mexican Casserole

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 8 oz. salsa
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 (15 oz) can organic sweet corn, drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can chili beans, not drained
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/2 t pepper

In a large pot, saute onion in olive oil for a few minutes. Add the garlic and saute until onion is soft. Add ground beef and cook until browned. Strain and rinse. Return the beef to the skillet and add the remaining ingredients. Bring the mixture to a simmer. Prepare the toppings.

  • 2 C crushed organic tortilla chips
  • 1 C firmly packed fresh spinach (or kale)
  • 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained well (or about 1 C fresh chopped tomatoes)
  • 2 C shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • cilantro, chopped

Place the crushed tortilla chips on the bottom of a greased 9 x 13″ baking dish. Spread the spinach on top. Spoon the bean mixture over the spinach. Sprinkle on the diced tomatoes. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Sprinkle on the cheddar cheese and cook another 5 minutes. The casserole should be warm and bubbling. Serve with sour cream and chopped fresh cilantro if desired.

Serves 8

My daughter Joy created this recipe. As always, I slightly adapted it. 🙂

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Mini Crunch Bars with Peanut Butter Drizzle (Vegan, gluten-free, no bake/raw, soy-free)

For the Bars:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 5 tablespoons liquid sweetener (maple syrup, agave, etc.), or to taste
  • pinch of sea salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup rice crisp cereal

Line a 9×5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper. In a pot over low heat, gently melt the coconut oil and then whisk in the rest of the crunch bar ingredients (except the rice crisp) to taste. Once the mixture is smooth remove from heat and stir in the rice crisp cereal. Pour mixture into prepared pan, smooth out, and then freeze for 10-15 minutes, or until the chocolate is solid.

For the Peanut Butter Drizzle:

  • 2 tablespoons all-natural peanut butter (or any nut/seed butter of choice)
  • 1.5-2 teaspoons coconut oil, as needed to thin out
  • 1 teaspoon liquid sweetener (maple syrup, agave, etc.)

Melt the coconut oil and then whisk in the peanut butter and liquid sweetener. Adjust to taste if desired. Scoop into a plastic baggie. Remove crunch bars from the freezer and cut into 12 small bars. Snip a tiny hole in the baggie and drizzle the PB mixture onto the bars (you can also try drizzling it with a spoon, if desired). Return bars to the freezer until the PB drizzle is solid, about 5 minutes. Serve straight from the freezer or fridge. Bars will melt slightly at room temperature so I don’t suggest keeping them out long. Store leftovers in the fridge or freezer.

From Oh She Glows

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Naomi’s Delicious Unleavened Bread

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup quick cooking oats (or rolled oats pulsed in a processor)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/3 cup sucanat (or brown sugar)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 Tbs molasses

Mix together the flour, salt, and oats. In a seperate bowl, cream the butter, sucanat, olive oil, and molasses. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and blend to make a moist dough. Spread out 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick on a baking stone (or cookie sheet). Bake for 10 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool; cut into crackers.

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