Food, Nutrition and Cooking

Chef Up to the SEDER Plate

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As my last Passover post for this year, I offer you a great way to use up any leftover Charoset. This makes a great breakfast or brunch dish and could even be served for dessert.

Charoset Chremsel – Yield 12-16 pancakes

1 cup matzo cake meal (substitute matzo meal if you don’t have cake meal)

3/4 cup charoset (whatever type you have on hand)

1 cup water (+ additional as needed if batter is too thick, this will depend on the liquid content of your charoset)

3 eggs or 3/4 cup egg substitute

Combine all ingredients, mix well. Prepare griddle or frying pan with cooking spray. Drop by ~ 1/4 cupfuls onto hot pan. If the batter doesn’t “spread” much, press down with bottom of measuring cup.  Cook until browned on one side then flip and brown the other side.  

These can be served with more Charoset, maple syrup or just as is. 

Many chremsel recipes call for the separation of the eggs and beating of the egg whites to add fluffiness. Being a bit lazy (especially first thing in the morning), I just add the eggs or egg substitute whole and give it a good mix. The texture is good, no need for that extra step. 


Author: ssleedsrd1843

Sari Schlussel-Leeds, MS, RD, CDN is a Registered Dietitian who loves to cook and to eat! Her love of both naturally led to a career in nutrition. After years practicing clinical nutrition, Sari now focuses on Nutrition Education. Sari’s limits her private practice to the counseling of adults specializing in medical nutrition therapy. With “moderation” as her mantra, Sari knows that no matter what the condition, eating needs to be pleasurable. Her blog,, is a forum reflecting that mantra with healthful and delicious foods as well as tips for a healthy lifestyle. All content of is the intellectual property of Sari Schlussel-Leeds, MS, RDN, CDN

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