After much experimentation, and with HaRav Shmuel Fuerst’s psak hamotzi, here’s my latest, greatest gluten free oat flour challah recipe!

gluten free challah recipe

Gluten Free Oat Challah
Yields 12
A light challah that allows you to have your oneg Shabbos and still stay gluten free!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
  1. 6 tablespoons yeast
  2. 3 and 1/2 cups warm water, and 1/2 cup hot water
  3. 3/4 cup honey
  4. 12 cups gluten free oat flour
  5. 6 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  6. 3 teaspoons salt
  7. 8 eggs
  8. 2 cups applesauce
  9. A little coconut oil for greasing pans
  1. Pre-heat oven to 365 degrees F
  2. In a medium size bowl, mix yeast with 3 and 1/2 cups warm water and honey
  3. In a separate small bowl mix freshly ground flax seeds with 1/2 cup hot water and allow to cool (will form a gel)
  4. In a large bowl, mix oat flour with salt
  5. Once yeast mixture has proofed, add eggs and apple sauce to the yeast mixture
  6. Add flax seed mixture to wet ingredients and mix well
  7. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well
  8. Oil pans of choice (I enjoy this challah mold)
  9. Bake for 45 min until brown on top
  1. I highly recommend grinding your own flax seeds in a coffee grinder, this keeps the oil fresh
  2. Make sure to really mix all ingredients well in the last step
  3. I sometimes pull the mold out of oven after 35 minutes and flip the challahs out onto another pan to finish baking. I cover them with an egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds or poppy seeds - you can get creative
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  1. I just found your site when you started following my gluten free Pinterest Board.
    I decided to visit your blog and found this challah recoup. It looks good. I can’t wait to try it.
    I posted a grain free batter challah made with coconut flour and the same mold. My challahs look amazing, but taste more like cake; yours looks more bread. Pinning and can’t wait to try it. Looking forward to looking through your other posts!

    1. Challah is one of the few recipes where I have to use grains and I find that this recipe pleases family and guests. It does come out like bread, and I’ve had the cake-like problem in the past too…hope this one works for you! I’m going to check out your site as well.

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