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Matzo Brei Pancakes

Sweet and tasty matzo brei pancakes turn the tedious breadless Passover breakfast into a pleasure. Just like bread pudding, matzo brei makes genius use of dry leftover "bread."
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Jewish
Keyword matzo, passover
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 338kcal
Author Vered DeLeeuw


  • 2 matzo
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup


  • Break the matzo into small pieces. Place in a medium bowl.
  • Cover the matzo pieces with very hot tap water. Let stand and soften for about 30 seconds, then drain into a colander.
  • Wipe your bowl clean with a paper towel and use it to whisk together the eggs, vanilla and cinnamon.
  • Add the drained matzo pieces to the egg mixture. Using a fork, mix well, until the ingredients form into a batter.
  • Heat a double-burner griddle over medium-high heat. Add the butter and brush to coat. Spoon the batter into the griddle, measuring 1/4 cup batter per pancake. You should get 4 to 6 pancakes, depending on how big you make them.
  • Fry the pancakes 1-2 minutes on each side, until golden and cooked through. Serve with warm maple syrup.


Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 17g | Sodium: 75mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g