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Matzo Brei with Apples, Crystallized Ginger, and Greek Yogurt

Points® value
Total Time
22 min
12 min
10 min
Matzo brei is a traditional Jewish breakfast made from matzo soaked, softened, and fried with eggs, and it can be sweet or savoury. It is a staple during Passover, but it can certainly be enjoyed all year long. This version leans towards the sweet side with apples sautéed in butter and sweetened with cinnamon and sugar. You’ll want to make sure your matzo is wet enough to crumble it into very small pieces. Substitute nectarines or peaches for the apples when they are in season.


Light butter

1¼ tsp(s), divided


1 medium, sliced


1 tsp(s), divided

Ground cinnamon

¼ tsp(s), divided


1 item(s), rinsed under cold water to soften, then crumbled into small pieces


1 large, beaten

Egg whites

1 serving(s), large, beaten

Table salt

1 pinch(es)

Plain fat free Greek yogurt

¼ cup(s)

Crystallized ginger

2 tsp(s), finely chopped


  1. Melt 1/4 tsp butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat; add apple and cook, stirring occasionally, until almost softened, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp sugar and 1/8 tsp cinnamon; cook, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes more. Remove from heat; set aside.
  2. Combine crumbled matzo, egg, egg white, and salt in a bowl. Melt remaining 1 tsp butter in same skillet over medium heat; add matzo mixture. Cook, turning once, until lightly browned, about 2 minutes per side.
  3. Combine remaining 3/4 tsp sugar and 1/8 tsp cinnamon in a cup; sprinkle over top. Top with yogurt, apples, and crystallized ginger.
  4. Makes 1 serving.