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gluten free challah recipe

I Have tried so many gluten free challah recipes over the years. I was never too thrilled with the results. I actually gave up for a few years and didn’t even bother. I just came to terms with the fact that it’s just not going to be anything close to regular challah. The truth is that it isn’t, but I came across a recipe that I thought had potential, played around and came up with a version I really like. It doesn’t taste like regular challah, but it’s really yummy and a great alternative.

In order to be able to wash on the challah and make the Hamotzie blessing (more info here:, there needs to be a certain amount of oat flour. That makes the recipe options more limited.

I hope you find the recipe as tasty as I do!

2/3 cup water

1 tbs yeast

1/3 cup honey

1/4 cup avocado oil (or oil of your choice)

3 eggs

1/2 tsp apple cider vinager

1 cup gluten free flour (King Arthur) (this is by far my favorite gluten free flour, they are not all created equal)

1 1/2 cup oat flour

1 tsp salt

2 1/2 TBS dark brown sugar

Mix all the wet ingredients together, then slowly add the dry ingredients. It is going to be more of a loose dough, so you’re not going to shape it like a typical challah. My favorite way to make them is in muffins. I will link my favorite silicone muffin pans here. They are so awesome everything just pops out of them like a dream.

I like to bake it on convection 325 °F, feel free to adjust to accommodate your oven. Bake for about a 1/2 hour or until golden. It yields about 12 muffins.



Noah has cooked in a variety of kitchens and has studied many different cuisines, but his favorite meals to prepare are the ones that make his guests smile. Be it Thai, Italian, Caribbean or Latin, there is always a fun surprise waiting for you at meal time. Noah welcomes special requests and guests in his kitchen! Just stop by and say hi.

Yocheved Sidof is a social entrepreneur, psycho-mystical depth work facilitator, writer, educator, speaker, and activist. After a decade as a filmmaker and photographer, she founded Lamplighters Yeshivah, a grassroots, internationally acclaimed, progressive Chassidic Montessori school. Yocheved builds communities with healing at the center. Most recently, she founded Ohm’ek, an intentional collective focusing on meditation, embodied mysticism, and micro-retreats.

A lifelong learner, she’s completed extensive training in adaptive leadership, therapeutic coaching, and systemic change. She is currently in a two-year intensive training with Thomas Hubl, studying psycho-somatic-mystical models of healing personal, collective, and ancestral trauma. She also writes, consults, works 1:1 with clients, facilitates group transformational work, and regularly teaches Jewish spiritual studies.

Yocheved sits on boards supporting innovations in mental health awareness and self-transformation. She has studied Jewish mysticism and meditation extensively, including with Rav Katz since 2018, completing Elevation Teacher Training and sitting on his advisory board for over a year.

Yocheved, her husband, and five children live in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Come say “Hi!” if you’re in the neighborhood.